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  1. rats!
    Murderous Rats Are Staging an Uprising in ItalyI welcome our new rat overlords.
  2. feed the animals
    NYC’s Newest Food Influencers Are Its SquirrelsMove over, rats.
  3. sneaker rat
    Sneaker Rat is the New Pizza Rat Except … DeadThis rat’s final resting place was inside a Nike show.
  4. niche drama
    This Week in Drama: The Great What Not to Wear Twitter Beef, and MoreWe recap the pettiest squabbles, juiciest feuds, and other niche drama you didn’t know you were living for every week.
  5. new york baybee
    Lawmaker Claims Rats Are Jumping Into Strollers on the Upper West SideLove this town.
  6. In a Battle It Cannot Win, New York City Will Spend $32 Million to Fight RatsIt will target three areas, and include some new trash cans.
  7. A Deadly Rat Disease Has Killed One Person, Infected Two Others in the BronxIt spreads through the animals’ urine.
  8. exclusives
    See a Terrifying Clip From Spurlock’s Rats Doc“There are more rats in New York City than there is people!”
  9. toronto film festival
    Attention, New Yorkers: This Terrifying Rat Movie Will Make You Want to DieTo live in New York is to know that rats will eventually win, but to watch Morgan Spurlock’s new horror documentary, Rats, is to have that confirmed.
  10. New York Rat Complaints SurgeThe internet videos were just the beginning.
  11. Giant Rat Crawls Onto Sleeping Subway RiderThis isn’t the first time this has happened, either.
  12. Was the Pizza Rat Video Staged?What is real?
  13. Drama
    Apparently, People Are Sneaking Rats Into Their Food to Con RestaurantsThere was a situation at the Plaza.
  14. reasons to love new york
    The Pizza-Rat Taste-TestWe let some pies sit around our offices all day, then recruited a few discerning critics in a Chinatown park after dark.
  15. Meet Selfie Rat, Pizza Rat’s Annoying, Probably Fake Cousin The newest subway rodent is far less inspiring.
  16. New Yorkers Probably Hurting Rats’ Feelings With Increasing ComplaintsOn the other hand, “the Burning Man of rats” sounds like something worth complaining about.
  17. Rat vs. PigeonUbiquitous-urban-vermin smackdown.
  18. Giant Dead-Rat Bouquet Adorns Lower East Side ScaffoldingYup.
  19. Mayor de Blasio Declares War on RatsFinally!
  20. NYC Rats Are Even More Disgusting Than You ImaginedA recent study found some NYC rats carry fleas that can spread the bubonic plague.
  21. Rats Are Winning Their War on Condé Nast StaffersThey’re chewing through the ceilings and rugs.
  22. everything's great when you're downtown
    Now the Vogue Rats Are Chewing Through CoutureYum.
  23. rodents
    So, There Might Be a Rat Infestation at VogueMaybe Chanel can design some chic traps?
  24. gross things
    Researchers Conducted a Rat Census in New York CityDon’t worry — there are only millions of them.
  25. NYC Rats Are Even More Disgusting Than We ThoughtScientists tested 133 of them and found 18 unknown viruses.
  26. How Noisy Subway Stations Mess With Your BrainEh? What’s that?
  27. New York City Humans to Recommence War on RatsA battle as old as time. 
  28. Watch This Supercut of Amateur Videos of NYC RatsCell-phone video whistleblowers, one and all.
  29. Health Concerns
    What Could Really Happen If You Eat Rodent-Infected Food?Nothing good, that’s for sure.
  30. Video: Commuters React Appropriately to Being Trapped on the Subway With a RatLots and lots of screaming.
  31. Videos Show Rats at Midtown Dunkin’ DonutsJust everywhere.
  32. Long Island Birthday Cake Comes With Truly Disgusting Surprise A rat tail and some mold.
  33. The MTA Wants Even Fewer Trash Cans in Subway Stations (and Fewer Rats)When will it end?
  34. Atlantic Ghost Ship Almost Certainly Infested With Cannibal RatsGross.
  35. There Are a Lot of Illegal Exotic Animals in NYCAnd some of them eat rats.
  36. Lawsuits
    Dead Rat, Cash Money Found in Grocery Store FoodA dead rat in frozen lemonade would mess you up, too.
  37. Joe Lhota Wants to Solve Your Rat ProblemThe ex-“rat czar” wants to finish the job.
  38. Flight Attendant Denies Smuggling Rats Aboard PlaneWe want to believe her.
  39. Rats
    Ew! Rat Ranks to Continue Rising in the City This SummerSo, looks like that crazy infestation at Green Eggs could be just the start of a long, hot rat-filled summer in Philly.
  40. Rats
    Oh Rats! Broken Pipe Sends a Flood of Rodents Into Green Eggs CafeIt literally could have happened at nay of the city’s restaurants.
  41. Rats
    Rat Meat and Adorable Woodland Creatures Passed Off As Mutton in China“How many rats does it take to put together a sheep?”
  42. Raid
    FDA Raids Dessert Manufacturer’s Queens WarehouseLive rats, dead mice, and hot chocolate mix don’t, in fact, mix.
  43. The Subway Is Cleaner, Still Rat-Filled It’s preferable to rat-filled streets.
  44. Iran Is Killing Giant Mutant Rats With SnipersThey’re like gross, creepy cats without the attitude problem.
  45. New York City Rats Won’t Eat Just AnythingUnlike their rural counterparts.
  46. Thanks to Sandy, It’s ‘Restaurant Week’ for RatsMany moved to the surface and discovered it was awesome.
  47. Bushwick Leads the 311 Rat RaceThere’s no winner.
  48. Inedible
    Dried Bat or Baby Rats: Which Would You Rather Not Find in Your Food?It’s actually a trick question.
  49. The Ratpocalypse Has Been CanceledWe haven’t seen an increase in rats above ground caused by Hurricane Sandy,” a Health Department official tells us. 
  50. So What Happened to All of the Subway Rats?Did the rats drown in the storm? OR CLIMB TO THE SURFACE
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