NYC mayors have been wiping out rats for decades

On a frigid Sunday morning as a rookie reporter in New York City, I was assigned to cover the launch of what was billed as a major city offensive against its rampaging rat population.

Officials estimated that the Big Apple probably had more rat residents than the 8.6 million human ones. Such certainty comes only with the knowledge that no one else is counting.

Who do you think gets the fastest municipal attention on rodent complaints? I followed city workers down the gardened median of posh

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