Over the past few years, the city has been shoring up its efforts to decimate the rat population with things like its Rat Informational Portal (note the ironic acronym, RIP) and the Rat Reservoir program that will aim to change peoples' behavior that helps rats multiply. Now, a new interactive map created by Meredith Meyers and pointed to by The Verge shows exactly where the city needs to target. The map continuously updates to display the last 10,000 rat sightings reported to 311, with bright red spots signifying areas where it's wise to wear closed-toe shoes. In 2014, New York City received 24,511 rat complaints. Yikes!
· This interactive map tracks all rat sightings in New York City [The Verge]
· This Map Shows You Where All The City's Rats Hang Out [Curbed]
· And the Neighborhood With the Most Rats In Manhattan Is... [Curbed]