Upper West Side Man Shames City With ‘Rat Crossing’ Signs

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The block president of West 76th Street in Manhattan, a recent graduate of the city health department's "Rat Academy," threatened to put up "Rat Crossing" signs near an infested brownstone on his block — and on Wednesday night he did. "It gets really crazy around 2 a.m.," Joseph Bolanos told Gothamist. "This one lady was walking her dog there the other night and she actually stepped on one — squished it. It was alarming for her and the rat." See, it's nothing against the rats, he's just mad at the Department of Health, the building's contractor, and the owner because they haven't exterminated them.