Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Rat City USA

There are so many rats in this neighborhood in East Harlem that the neighbors have dubbed this "Rat City." The Health Department says unsecured trash attracts the rats. People who live in the George Washington Houses says there aren't enough Dumpsters. So people dump their bags of trash in the hallways. And the rats even come inside!

One man, a maintenance worker at the community center across the street, says when he takes the trash out the rats follow him like he's the Pied Piper. He says he has to stomp his feet to make them go away.

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