Rat Sightings on the Rise in Bed-Stuy

In news that will come as no surprise to many in Bed-Stuy, rat sightings are increasing in the neighborhood – and throughout the district.

Ward 3 has seen 1,286 sightings this year, a 32% increase from the 977 reports from 2020, 311 data shows. Most of the creatures reported to 311,867 of the 1,286 were in apartments or mixed-use buildings, Patch reports.

The number of rat sightings in the neighborhood has also increased by 47% compared to 2019.

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