Interactive map reveals rat populations about the rise in New York City and there may be more to come
Rodent problem in New York: Interactive map reveals the hotspots of rats in the city, as the number of sightings increases by 40% in eight years
- A shocking map revealed the extent of the pin-drop problem for most of New York City
- Last year the observations increased by almost 38% compared to 2010 and could rise again
- These figures come despite Mayor Bill de Blasio's $ 32 million effort to curb the rat population
- Famous & # 39; celebrity & # 39; rodents from New York have & # 39; Pizza Rat & # 39; and the & # 39; Pole-dancing Rat & # 39; added today
For residents of The Big Apple, seeing rats in the streets and on metro platforms is part of normal life.
But a shocking interactive map might be a shock, because it shows how many rat observations there are in New York City.
The map, generated by Open The Books, a non-profit organization, follows observations reported to the city via 311 calls.
It shows the residents how many rodents have been spotted in their street. Future tenants can also find out if their new addresses have a rat problem.
The map details the reports 2018 to 2019, which show a staggering number of pen drops that represent each conversation to inform the city about rats.
Statistics show the increase in the rat population in New York from 2010, which shows an increase of almost 38 percent
More statistics from Open the books observations have risen to 17,353 last year, an increase of almost 38 percent since 2010.
Figures also suggest that if the first quarter of this year stays on track, the number could increase by the end of 2019 – with nearly 400 additional reports than the previous year, an increase of 2.5 percent.
Of the New York boroughs, rats were the most common in Brooklyn, one in three cases, followed by Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens between 2010 and 2018.
These come despite the efforts of Mayor Bill de Blasio for $ 32 million to cause the populations to disrupt by 70 percent in the most affected neighborhoods launched two years ago.
In statements in 2018 he said: & We want to make the world's largest city the worst place in the world to be a rat.
Rats spotted on a New York subway are not news to New Yorkers, who shared a house with & # 39; Pizza Rat & # 39; and & # 39; Pole-dancing Rat & # 39;
& # 39; We are launching a total attack to drastically reduce the rat population in these developments and improve the quality of life for residents. & # 39;
The purpose of the money was to increase the collection of waste, to send dry ice to large rat populations and to improve bins – they were made from steel, solar powered and self-compacting.
Research scientist Dr. Robert Corrigan, which studies rats, suggests that their increase is not due to & # 39; gentrification & # 39; or & # 39; construction & # 39; as many think.
From the famous New York vermin, the & # 39; Pizza Rat & # 39; of 2015 is most striking after dragging a whole cheese-like slice down a staircase.
One of the rats today seemed to be dancing on a railing by a railing and has already attracted more than 13,000 views on the social media site Subway Creatures.
Pole dancing rat that became popular today, after being filmed as it slid through an underground handrail
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