‘Rats the Size of Cats’ Colonize 89th Street Tree Bed for Months; DOT Responds After WSR Inquiry

Feeling neglected and bounced around by city agencies, residents of an Upper West Side brownstone have been experiencing an ongoing battle with rats right in front of their … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rat Academy Is Coming; Learn How to Control the Scourge!

Are you walking the sidewalks of the neighborhood a little more nervously since we reported last month that a “Rat-pocalypse” has hit the city, particul … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Newest Rodent Eradication Method? ‘Rat Ice’

Rats multiplied in local parks this past summer, but now the city has found a new method to eradicate them: dry … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sorry, Rats! Fancy New Trash Cans Arrive in Local Playgrounds to Stop the Scourge

New trash cans just arrived in Riverside Park, and they could throw a wrench in the dinner plans of neighborhood rats. The mayor's office and Councilmember Helen Rosenthal f … Read the rest of this entry >>

De Blasio Pledges $750,000 to ‘Beat Back’ UWS Rats

Mayor Bill de Blasio held a press conference in the Hippo playground in Riverside Park at West 91st street on Thursday to ann … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS RATS BECOME POLITICAL HOT-BUTTON AS COUNCIL MEMBER SCHEDULES ‘RAT ACADEMY’

The Department of Sanitation has tripled the frequency of trash pickups at Upper West Side playgrounds to try to drive the rats … Read the rest of this entry >>

IS GLOBAL WARMING FUELING A RAT BABY BOOM?

Rats have not just been spreading on the Upper West Side, but all across the country. Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Bosto … Read the rest of this entry >>

HAWK REMINDS RATS WHO IS THE TRUE KING OF THE PLAYGROUND

Rats have gotten very frisky this summer, making a home for themselves in and around the playgrounds on the Upper West S … Read the rest of this entry >>

SOME IDEAS ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE GROWING UWS RAT PROBLEM (INCLUDING EATING THEM)

This hawk at 90th Street and Central Park West on Tuesday must have heard that the Upper West Side has a rat problem, a … Read the rest of this entry >>

RATS SPREAD IN LOCAL PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS, ‘ENCROACHING ON INNOCENT CHILDREN’

The Upper West Side’s rat population appears to be surging, with rodents proliferating in parks and playgrounds, even making some play areas off-limits to … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW TRASH CANS COULD HELP ‘STARVE OUT’ RATS IN TEDDY ROOSEVELT PARK

The Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District has donated 19 Big Belly garbage receptacles to Theodore Roosevelt Park to … Read the rest of this entry >>

ABANDONMENT, SALVATION, FAME AND TRAGEDY FOR A UWS RAT

Most Upper West Side rats live their ratty lives and die without fanfare. But Rose had higher aspirations. Left on the side of the West Side Highway at 57th street last … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: RATS RUN AMOK, BALD EAGLE SIGHTING, ANOTHER REZONING IDEA

October 19, 2015 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 53 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

HERE’S THE PROBLEM WITH FEEDING PIGEONS

Oh pigeon man and pigeon lady, sprinkling your birdseed and bread chunks around the neighborhood. Please look at this photo and consider exa … Read the rest of this entry >>

RAT ACADEMY MEETS THURSDAY; GET A FREE ‘RAT-RESISTANT’ TRASH CAN

Rats have always been unwelcome guests on the Upper West Side. But lately it seems like they've been multiplyi … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKLY NEWS BULLETIN: AN ICY PLUNGE, RATTY HOUSING, AND THE GROWING ANIMAL KINGDOM

From an ill-advised lake excursion to a lawsuit filed by public housing residents, our latest bulletin is filled with intriguing … Read the rest of this entry >>

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

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

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

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

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 >>

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