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He’s Fighting Rats Down There So We Don’t Have to Fight Them in the Park - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


He’s Fighting Rats Down There So We Don’t Have to Fight Them in the Park


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IMG_0009Stephen Rex Brown A Department of Health worker drops rat poison into the sewer.

The rats might be returning to Tompkins Square Park (depending on who you ask) but don’t think the city is waving the white flag. While walking the beat today we came upon two health department employees dropping poison into a sewer grate at East Seventh Street and Avenue A. One of them confirmed that the bait was meant to thin the hordes of rodents that last year became a media sensation.