Strung-Up Mutant Rats Likely an Attempt to Call Attention to NYCHA Infestation

Posted on: September 2nd, 2015 at 9:24 am by

This image has been archived or removed.

Photo: Jostarr537

Monday morning, we posted a rather gruesome image of three rat carcasses strung from scaffolding outside the Baruch Houses. In fact, these were some of the biggest rats we’ve ever seen. The violent display, while gagworthy, was seemingly out of nowhere, and without context. A mystery on the FDR.

Until now.

The rat adornment was apparently a desperate attempt at calling attention to the purported infestation of NYCHA along the waterfront. So, it would appear that at least one resident is clearly pissed. And the technique clearly worked. A tipster fills in the blanks:

Someone is trying to get the city or NYCHA attention. No one’s is trying to fix the problem with these rats they even come out in the day time. People with small dogs are scared to walk them at night cause these rats are also aggressive.

Recent Stories

Report: Tenant Files Lawsuit Over Alleged Roach Infestation at 261 Broome Street

A new tenant at 261 Broome Street filed a lawsuit against the landlord, claiming that an alleged roach infestation forced her to leave after only four days on-premise back in June. The complaint, filed this week in Manhattan Supreme Court by Julia Perry, alleges that the infestation was so severe that the critters even found […]

‘Douzo’ Sushi Opens on Delancey Street

Two years after the closure of Berkli Parc, the southwest corner of Allen and Delancey Streets is finally active again. The plywood shed was recently removed to reveal terra-cotta marquee and identity of the next tenant – Douzo. For the new venture, Sushisamba veteran Koji Kagawa teamed up with Chatchai Huadwattana of the Chace Restaurant […]

‘The Modern Chemist’ Chain Opens LES Outpost at East Houston and Orchard

Trendy local chain, The Modern Chemist, now has a presence on the Lower East Side. The company just debuted this new outpost in the other half of what was once American Apparel at East Houston and Orchard Streets. A sandwich board out front advertises the new opening. The Modern Chemist, which counts three other locations […]

Thirsty Customer Robs 7-Eleven on Delancey Street

A customer of the Delancey Street 7-Eleven robbed the store after not having enough cash for beer, police said. Early yesterday morning, a thirsty crook came up to the counter to pay for a few beers, then stole them anyway. He only had $5 and refused to pay for the other groceries. The suspect then […]

Two Buildings at Rivington and Suffolk Hit the Market for $12M

A pair of Lower East Side tenements in the orbit of Essex Crossing is now in the proverbial crosshairs. Both are on the market for a collective $12 million. The two properties are located around the corner from each other at Rivington and Suffolk Streets, and combine for 17,684 square-feet of floor area. The four-story […]