When walking on Seventh Avenue just south of 14th Street, might we suggest avoiding leaning on the structure where "dozens of rats live." We hear they bite pets.

In the meantime, we're going to call this one into 311 (maybe we should write a letter to the Mayor for good measure?). Though if we remember our Rats: The Book correctly getting rid of one nest won't do much. There are millions of rats nests pretty much all over (and under) the city anyway...

Also, does anyone know what exactly those structures are called?

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