The NY Post reports on a Bronx woman who received $65,000 in a settlement after her bathroom roof collapsed while she was showering. Now, that sounds good, $65,000 for a roof collapse, but when the roof collapsed, RATS fell down too. - maybe a half dozen rats. For the love of everything that is pure and good in this world, we do not wish this upon anyone. Maybe if Gothamist were in Fear Factor, we could handle rats falling on us while we shower, but while we're trying to wake up and head to work? Blech! No way, man. The woman's roof has since been repaired, but her lawyer says she's hoping to use the money to get a better place. Meh, this story is worse than Psycho when it comes to shower nightmares.
Gothamist on Rats in the City and we love the book, Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants.