Rats prefer the neighborhoods of Harlem, the Upper West Side, and Bedford-Stuyvesant — and they really like to party in the summer, a new study shows, the NY Post reports.
Citywide, the rat population grew about 10 percent from 2016 to 2017 based on complaints filed to 311, the RentHop study released on Tuesday shows.
Brooklyn had the most complaints borough wide, with a whopping 7,253 in 2017. But Manhattan had the most when compared to the size of the borough, with 197.5 complaints per square mile.
There were a total of 19,152 complaints citywide in 2017, up from 17,230 the previous year. Read more at the NY Post.