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Arm Yourself Against Vermin at the ‘Rat Academy’

Posted August 17, 2021 at 5:10 am

City dwellers versus rats – it’s a perennial rivalry as old as time. Now, as in recent years, Councilmember Carlina Rivera and Community Board 3 are offering a chance to get a leg up in this never-ending war. Pest Control Services at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are hosting a […]

When a Rat Skeleton Falls through Your Ceiling

Posted October 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

This is not a Halloween story, but may as well be. As reported yesterday, deaf and hearing-impaired tenants living at 174 Forsyth Street are demanding remedy for deplorable living conditions. Those affected allege years of neglect that led to extreme disrepair and lack of security, and are holding a press conference this morning to train […]

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Rats are Cozying up to New Commercial Development on East Houston

Posted August 29, 2019 at 5:04 am

Old tenants die hard on Crosby Street, it seems. Rats are already taking refuge inside the new office building at the corner of East Houston (aka 606 Broadway). Yesterday, a Boogie reader spotted the so-called “Banana Rat” stuck in a hole burrowed through the foam padding that butts up against the adjacent building. Seems like […]

Feasting Rats Swarm Upper Orchard Street [VIDEO]

Posted November 27, 2017 at 5:09 am

Down at the north entrance of Orchard Street, rats roam free, stirred into a frenzy thanks in large part to the construction of Ben Shaoul’s new condo development at the corner of East Houston. The vermin are displaced and eager to feast. “Swarms of rats are coming out of the construction site,” a concerned longtime […]

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‘Zagrat’ Rated ‘Squeakeasies’ Are All the Rage for Area Vermin

Last modified November 21, 2017 at 1:28 pm

New Yorkers aren’t the only unfortunate ones facing gentrification. It’s the dawn of a new era, one in which venerable rodents no longer set fires to cars or shack up in rotting constructions sites because they have to. Nay, because they want to.  And, naturally, a gentrified pest is in need of the finer things. […]

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The Latest Battle in the City’s Rat War is a ‘Reduction Plan’ Pitched Tonight

Posted August 15, 2017 at 10:19 am

It’s that time of year again. A time when the city is at its breaking point from sweltering summer days; a time when restaurant refuse cooks in discarded garbage bags; a time when the vermin scamper out of the woodwork. While the two former plights can’t really be controlled, there are some steps that can […]

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A Family of Rats Set this Guy’s Car Ablaze on Rivington; Tony Hawk there to Film it

Last modified May 2, 2017 at 8:42 am

The New York City rat is ruthless. If you were at the corner of Essex and Rivington on Friday afternoon, you likely saw a Volkswagen sedan on fire. A plume of smoke billowing into the sky. Yet, this wasn’t any ordinary blaze. Blame the family of rats allegedly nesting in this guy’s engine block. They […]

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City Hosting ‘Rat Academy’ to School Residents About Infestation and Prevention

Posted August 12, 2016 at 9:37 am

In a never-ending battle of humans versus rodents, the city is kicking it up a notch by bringing awareness to the masses. They did this a year ago, and it must have struck a chord, because it’s back – only this time with a catchier name. Council Member Corey Johnson and the NYC Department of Health and […]

Strung-Up Mutant Rats Likely an Attempt to Call Attention to NYCHA Infestation

Posted September 2, 2015 at 9:24 am

Monday morning, we posted a rather gruesome image of three rat carcasses strung from scaffolding outside the Baruch Houses. In fact, these were some of the biggest rats we’ve ever seen. The violent display, while gagworthy, was seemingly out of nowhere, and without context. A mystery on the FDR. Until now. The rat adornment was apparently […]

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Someone Killed These Huge Mutant Rats and Strung Them from Scaffolding

Last modified September 1, 2015 at 12:25 pm

We’re gonna need a bigger glue trap… Yes, this image sent from a tipster certainly lends credence to the colloquial phrase “rats the size of dogs.” Here on the Lower East Side. Take a moment from your busy routine and scope out this scariness. These enormous river rats were strung up and humiliated over the […]

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