A court-monitored pledge to halve the number of rodents running rampant in public housing has gone nowhere, even as Adams and his new rat fighter expand ambitions citywide.
The mayor’s most recent management report showed the number of streets rated ‘filthy’ is up — but the sanitation department argues it’s due to the methodology used.
Visitors and business owners at Newkirk Plaza, a shopping strip above a Q/B station in Flatbush, dodge hordes of rodents. Council candidates are among those calling on City Hall to stop the siege.
Reductions to the Sanitation Department’s role in rat mitigation could mean a blow to New York City’s humans — and a big win for its vermin.
The New York City Housing Authority has quietly started a campaign to tally the number of vermin in 320 developments across the five boroughs.
The Housing Authority had promised the feds that it would quantify its vermin problem by the end of July and clean up 70,000 apartments in a month.
A damning federal monitor report describes failures to protect public housing residents from everything from lead to mold to rats “the size of cats.”
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