In a study into the DNA of NYC rats, Fordham University student Matthew Combs has found that rats can be divided by location into uptown and downtown rats.
In "Prehysteria," a month-long exhibition that explores NYC's fear of pests, artist Joseph Grazi presents a 240-square-feet floor that contains 70 live mice.
This rat map by MIT's "You Are Here" project maps out 311 rat complaints in NYC, with Brooklyn having the most by volume by borough in NYC.
Though you might prefer not to think about it, a new map using data from Health Inspection Results shows you where in NYC to find rats in restaurants.
We've rounded up ten great nonfiction books about New York City, ranging from Patti Smith's memoir to a guidebook on secret NYC spots to a book of funny maps.
The next time you pass by the Graybar Building at Grand Central Terminal, be sure to look up. You might see some stone rats climbing up into the building!
Most New Yorkers have come across some version of Scabby the Rat, the giant inflatable rats used by unions to