Latest Articles Tagged "rats"

On Wednesday, Mayor Eric Adams announced the appointment of NYC's new director of rodent mitigation: Kathleen Corradi.

After Mayor Adams said he paid nearly $7000 ridding his Brooklyn rowhouse of rats, a city Department of Health inspector found the problem persists.

The new director of rodent mitigation will be based in City Hall and paid a salary between $120,000 to $170,000.

The shirt depicts an animated rat with a terrified look on its face, crossed out by a red prohibition sign and surrounded by a viral quote from Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch.

The plan includes adding a new evening shift in city parks to target “hot spots” and rats. It's unclear where the money is coming from.

A big voting day comes amid unrest among Council staffers over the end of remote work.

The move, first reported by Politico, comes after months of negotiations with the building workers union. City leaders hope it will cut back on rats and stench.

In 2021, complaints of rat sightings were up more than two-thirds compared to the same period in 2019. That trend has continued this year.

“I would guess hundreds of thousands died, easily,” said one rat expert. The survivors aren't happy.