Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Updated location: Meeting on rodent problem in blocks near AY site to be held June 23 at 6 pm

From Atlantic Yards Watch, an update on the issue of rats. Note the new location, and that the meeting will start and end as scheduled:
A meeting to address the rodent problem will take place June 23rd

At Council Member Letitia James' initiative, a meeting addressing the rodent problem in the vicinity of the Atlantic Yards site is to take place this coming Thursday.

Many residents believe construction at the Atlantic Yards site is the origin of the problem, through a combination of disrupted nests, neglected abatement and new food sources. Sources for food and water that sustain the rodents are also available in the nearby residential community, most particularly as a result of improperly contained garbage. The problem cannot be addressed unless the many contributing factors are addressed.

Time: Thursday, June 23rd, 6 to 7 pm

Place: 78th Precinct, 65 6th Avenue between Dean and Bergen Streets Soapbox Gallery, 636 Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues

Sponsors: Council Member Letitia James, Dean Street Block Association, 6th Avenue to Vanderbilt

Invited: NYC Department of Health, NYC Department of Sanitation, Empire State Development Corporation, Forest City Ratner Corporation

All are welcome. Tell your friends and neighbors.


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