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Saturday, August 8, 2009
Tishman Speyer on Rats: "Isolated incidents."
"Isolated incidents." That's the response from a Tishman Speyer representative to the increasing rat population in Stuyvesant Town observed by a good number of residents of late. Above is a recent photo taken by a reader of this blog of a potential plague carrier darting around the corner of a Stuy Town wall.
The "isolated incidents" comment appeared in this week's Town and Village newspaper, in editor Sabina Mollot's article titled "Spike in rat sightings in Stuy Town, Gramercy Park." Regarding the rat issue, the Tishman Speyer spokesperson stated:
"As is the case in every New York City neighborhood, isolated incidents occur. However, there has not been a noticeable increase in the number of resident complaints or requests for service calls."
Hm.... So I guess the invitation is out to call the Management Office (212-420-5000) and Lance Cohen (212-420-4929), the property manager of Stuy Town, whenever you see a rat (the rodent, not human, kind). You should also call the Department of Health at 212-442-9666.