The city just launched an interactive map called the Rat Informational Portal (RIP), which allows users to search different locations throughout the five boroughs to see how many rat violations each place has racked up over the years. It's terrifying, undoubtedly, although we (and you) can't currently use it—apparently, so many people want to scope out the best rodent hotspots that the servers have been overwhelmed and the map is refusing to load. That probably says something about the people of New York City, although it might just be that we're all currently bored and not going outside because it's freezing. Try checking back in this weekend, if you want to be very grossed out.
· This NYC Rat Map Will Show You How Many Rats Live On Your Street [Gothamist]
· Rat Information Portal [NYC]
· Past rodent coverage [Curbed]