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The problem of rats in New York City is a longstanding one. In 1860, The New York Times reported that a newborn infant had died prior to rats eating part of its face and one foot. The NYC Health Department undertook an anti-rat campaign in 1921 that involved rat-proofing as well as trapping and killing rats.

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Since the first European colonists set foot in Manhattan in the 1600s, New York City has been losing the war on rats. A recent estimate put the number of rats at around 2 million, about a quarter ...

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In New York City, cockroaches, rats, and mice are unavoidable. But some places are more infested than others, says a professional exterminator.

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Rats thrive in a New York City summer — the brazen ones have even been jumping into baby strollers on the Upper West Side, looking for snacks. Legend has it that there's a rat in New York City for every person, more than eight million in total. But really, no one knows exactly how many there are.

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Someone getting off the train was screaming "RAT on the train!". But by the time everyone realized what was happening, the doors closed and the train entered the tunnel. We were stuck with him ...

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New York City rats can be big, and because of some yucky research, we now know just how big. Matthew Combs, a doctoral student at Fordham University, and his colleagues collected hundreds of rats for an ongoing study to determine how the creatures colonize.

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“We refuse to accept rats as a normal part of living in New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. The plan will begin to roll out in September, and multiple city agencies, including the Sanitation, Parks and Health departments, will be involved.

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New York rats. You’ve seen them. They’re often scurrying along subway platforms, or rummaging through garbage in the street. And who can forget the infamous “pizza rat?”Rats seem inescapable here, and part of being a New Yorker is acknowledging that you’ll have to coexist with them to some extent.

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A 2014 study titled "Does New York City really have as many rats as people?" concluded there were close to 2 million of the rodents living in the city. A far cry from the 1:1 rat to person ratio ...

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Since the late 1700s, Norwegian rats have haunted New York City’s alleys, parks and basements. They came on ships from France and England, and then they never left.