Rodent-Proof Trash Bins Head To Harlem In Citywide Rat Attack

Source: Gus Saltonstall, Patch StaffVerified Patch Staff Badge

Posted Wed, May 3, 2023 at 1:06 pm ET|Updated Wed, May 3, 2023 at 1:11 pm ET

HARLEM, NY — The city has a message for Harlemites griping about rats in the neighborhood: put a lid on it.

Lidded trash cans will be coming to Harlem as the first step in a strategy to crack down on rat infestations citywide, the Sanitation department announced Wednesday with a massive new report.

But this perk for Harlemites battling against the rats will come with a downside for drivers: the loss of about 150,000 parking spots citywide.

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