Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Spike In Rat Complaints Prompts BP Adams to hold Rat Summit

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June 28th - Thursday at 6 p.m. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, there will be a "Rat Summit" hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. In a town hall meeting forum, Adams will offer statistics that back up an urban legend: No matter where you are in NYC, you are within 15 feet of unseen rats and roaches.

Now, rats are becoming more visible. Adams is alarmed at statistics from 311 calls, indicating that Brooklyn logged 7,253 rat complaints or sightings, compared with 4,507 for Manhattan during the same period.

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