Tuesday, July 12, 2016
On East 12th Street, we've heard from a few residents who have reported a growing rat problem on the block between Avenue A and First Avenue... (one resident took to leaving a note/cry for help on one of the residential buildings).
According to one resident, the dual construction sites across the street (Steiner East Village and East Side Community School) have contributed to the problem...
There are also two active construction sites behind East 12th Street with Thirteen East + West.
"The rats have taken over the block," the resident said. [On Saturday] morning, I witnessed a rat give chase to a squirrel across 12th Street. The squirrel won — barely."
The residents said they have called 311 to report the vermin.