Local officials gathered in Washington Heights Tuesday to demand that the city do more to combat rat infestations in poorer neighborhoods.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said that the five borough's poorer communities have twice as many rats as other parts of the city.
He also said that the city employs only 63 pest control workers, a figure that is down 50 percent from last year and down 150 percent from 10 years ago.
The borough president said hiring more pest control workers would only cost $1.5 million but bring the city $6 million through fines.
It's not in one of the city's poorer neighborhoods, but it is full of rats (even though a few - like Eric Nadelstern - have jumped ship already.)
If anywhere needs some rat extermination, it's Tweed and City Hall.