Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Andrea Peyser spies a rat

From Andrea Peyser's Post column today on her Bruce Ratner-guided tour:
As we walked further, to a spot where ground has yet to be broken, we passed an enormous, dead rat.

Ratner opponent Patti Hagan reminds us that the developer has placed rat poison in buildings that were open to the elements.

Indeed, Community Board 2 last September warned that rats would be proliferate during construction, stating, “Containment plans to mitigate the inevitable disturbance and escape of large numbers of rodents into neighboring communities needs to be specifically defined and coordinated with appropriate governmental agencies in advance.”

(If we're talking rats, should the subway system be considered blighted? More criticism of Peyser from NoLandGrab and this blog.)

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