There are some things that NYC locals can live with: the sweaty subway stations, the wafting garbage smells, the pigeons that don't give no f*cks, and the daily near-death experiences of crossing the street.

But New Yorkers  are at their wit's end about the too-often visits from unwanted furry street critters.

That's why Mayor de Blasio has planned to spend $32 million more on the war on the city's rats, according to Gothamist.

The goal of the mayor's intervention is to reduce rodent populations by 70 percent in sections of the city that tons of rats have called their home.

These include the Grand Concourse section of the Bronx, Chinatown/Lower East Side/East Village in Manhattan and Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn.

So, sorry, Remy. There will be no more cooking or eating of ratatouille for you and 70 percent of your rat family in NYC very soon.

Measures to help cut down on the rat populations include purchasing 336 new trash bins with "mail-box" openings, so rats can't get into them and all wire trash cans in those neighborhoods will be replaced with big belly steel cans.

The city will also bump up the trash pickup in the high-rodent zones, and the Department of Sanitation will pick up trash in city parks on the daily.


De Blasio will also propose a local law requiring buildings with over 10 units in those areas to take out their trash after 4 a.m. on trash collection days, so rats can't feast at their own Smorgasburg.

The Health Department, the Department of Buildings, Sanitation Department and Housing and Preservation Department will tag team private buildings in rat-heavy zones with inspections and force landlords to make repairs and necessary exterminations.

Meanwhile the city and the City Council will devise new and improved rat-mitigating laws, including enrolling certain buildings into organics collection and curbing trash.

Some of the mayor's measures are already in motion while the new trash cans will be on NYC streets in September. Although de Blasio wants to win this war against the rats, he still feels for New Yorkers' furry neighbors.


He said at a press conference yesterday, "We're kind to rats. We just want them to go away."

So, we're left to wait and see how the battle unfolds. Good luck, little buddies!

[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] [via Gothamist]