THIS OL’ BAG O’ RATS SELLS FOR $6.6 MILLION

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A brownstone at 118 West 76th street that had become a virtual rat clubhouse after sitting empty for decades has finally sold for a whopping $6.6 mil … Read the rest of this entry >>

OKAY, TIME TO FLEE NEW YORK BRIEFLY

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This rat was just casually sipping from a dog bowl last weekend on 88th and Riverside. When the rats start acting like dogs, it's time to go to to the w … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS WOMAN SAYS SHE AWOKE WITH A RAT ON HER CHEST

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It's the stuff of New York City nightmares. Lidia Cuevas says she awoke one June morning in 2012 with a rat on her chest, le … Read the rest of this entry >>

MECHANIC: RATS NOW HUDDLING IN CARS FOR WARMTH, CHEWING ON WIRES

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It's not just humans and dogs who have had rough winters. Upper West Side rats have had it tough … Read the rest of this entry >>

LITTLE ENGINE PLAYGROUND OVERCOME BY RATS, SAYS PARENT

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Despite all of our best efforts to dislodge them, rats have made a home on the Upper West Side. And one of their favorite nesting spots is the playground. The Little Engine playground on Riverside Boulevard and 68th street, which [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

GEE, I WONDER WHY WE HAVE A RAT INFESTATION?

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This weekend, the city took away garbage cans around West 72nd street and Columbus, just as tens of thousands of people flocked to the area to watch a concert in Central Park on Saturday and the triathlon on Sunday. The [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BREWER TO BUILDING OWNER: SELL THESE UGLY TOWNHOUSES

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Two ugly buildings have caught the attention of City Council member Gale Brewer and she’s pushing the city employee who owns them to get rid of them. Diane Haslett-Rudiano, chief clerk of the Brooklyn Borough Office of Elections, owns brownstones [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

GALE BREWER VOWS TO END THE RAT INFESTATION, SAYS FAIRWAY IS RAT-FREE

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The Upper West Side’s rat infestation took on epic proportions last year when multiple rodents were seen scurrying around Fairway on 74th street, including a cute little mouse videotaped frolicking in the olive bins. But City Council member Gale Brewer [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CONFIRMED: THE UPPER WEST SIDE IS THE ‘RAT CAPITAL’ OF NEW YORK

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It’s not news to Upper West Siders that the neighborhood is overrun with rats. We’ve been writing about the growing problem for months, and it’s rare to walk down a block in the neighborhood and not see something scurrying about. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: A $59,000-A-MONTH RENTAL, PLAYGROUND RATS FEEL RIGHT AT HOME

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November 13, 2012 Weather: A few showers, High of 47 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

FAIRWAY’S RODENT NIGHTMARE CONTINUES: MOUSE/RAT VIDEOTAPED INSIDE OLIVE BINS (UPDATED)

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Fairway’s rodent problem just went from gross to GROSS. A Fairway shopper videotaped a mouse, or possibly a rat, running along the olives in the bins at the supermarket on 74th Street and Broadway very early Wednesday morning. The sighting [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

AND NOW… ‘GANGS’ OF RATS INFESTING PLAYGROUNDS

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It was bound to happen. As rats invade the Upper West Side, they seek out places where they can find food. And where can you find people whose tiny hands sometimes fumble on their way to their tiny mouths? Playgrounds! [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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