What’s worse than finding a homeless person sleeping rough in a New York city subway station? Finding a homeless person sleeping rough with about 50 rats for a pillow. The rats are still at large.

And we do mean at large. While NYC’s rat problem has been a source of consternation for decades at this point, the situation has grown to unprecedented levels in recent years. Poor sanitary conditions, crumbling infrastructure, lack of public funding and reduced garbage collection have all contributed to the rat problem. The rat population is so booming that even when 90% of the city’s rat population drowned during 2021’s Storm Ida, it still left nearly as many rats as people, something that was considered a ridiculous joke just a few decades ago.

Despite efforts such as employing a highly paid ‘Rat Czar,’ setting up a rat hotline (dial 311 to receive no help at all) and literally gassing the sewers, the problem won’t go away. Throw more taxpayer dollars at it, that should solve it.
What’s worse than finding a homeless person sleeping rough in a New York city subway station? Finding a homeless person sleeping rough with about 50 rats for a pillow. The rats are still at large. And we do mean at large. While NYC’s rat problem has been a source of consternation for decades at this point, the situation has grown to unprecedented levels in recent years. Poor sanitary conditions, crumbling infrastructure, lack of public funding and reduced garbage collection have all contributed to the rat problem. The rat population is so booming that even when 90% of the city’s rat population drowned during 2021’s Storm Ida, it still left nearly as many rats as people, something that was considered a ridiculous joke just a few decades ago. Despite efforts such as employing a highly paid ‘Rat Czar,’ setting up a rat hotline (dial 311 to receive no help at all) and literally gassing the sewers, the problem won’t go away. Throw more taxpayer dollars at it, that should solve it.
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