As New York slowly reopens, many residents have noticed a disturbing return to normal: The rats are coming back, too.

And budget cuts to programs targeting rats are raising concerns streets will only get worse, especially in some long-infested neighborhoods.

“The trash is ridiculous and the rats are even more ridiculous,” said Tiffany Joy Murchison, 44, a PR consultant and Bedford-Stuyvesant resident.

Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY Piles of trash near Hudson Yards in Manhattan, Aug. 7, 2020. As New York slowly reopens, many residents have noticed a disturbing return to normal: The rats are coming back, too.

And budget cuts to programs targeting rats are raising concerns streets will only get worse, […]

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