The Latest Battle in the City’s Rat War is a ‘Reduction Plan’ Pitched Tonight

Posted on: August 15th, 2017 at 10:19 am by

It’s that time of year again.

A time when the city is at its breaking point from sweltering summer days; a time when restaurant refuse cooks in discarded garbage bags; a time when the vermin scamper out of the woodwork. While the two former plights can’t really be controlled, there are some steps that can be taken to keep the latter at bay.

(And no, those steps don’t involve Tony Hawk).

Tonight marks the third annual public information and Q&A session regarding the neverending battle of neighborhood rat reduction. Senior officials and experts from the Health, Sanitation, Parks Departments and NYCHA will discuss new state-of-the-art trash cans in the neighborhood, as well as new investments in public housing to prevent an increase in the rodent population, and more frequent trash pickups. Also on the docket are methods for better waste management practices for landlords, and how to enforce rat-related violations by landlords.

The meeting is tonight (6:30pm) at the East Village Community School, 610 East 12th Street (between Avenues B and C).

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