May 31, 2009

NYC’s West Village has lots of rats

New York officials say complaints about rats are down overall this year, but residents of the West Village say they're having a rough time with the vermin.

Some residents of the area -- which is home to many celebrities -- have told Fox 5 TV rats are overrunning the neighborhood. Some are even chasing down mice and eating them.

The health department has dispatched the rat patrol, the TV station said, and advised residents to call 311 to complain if a building has a rat problem and the landlord isn't handling it.