NY City Appoints First-Ever Rat Czar – IOTW Report

NY City Appoints First-Ever Rat Czar

GP: New York City has hired its first-ever “rat czar” to prevent the cat-sized rats from running rampant across the Big Apple, Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday.

The new city Director of Rodent Mitigation, Kathleen Corrardi, will coordinate city agencies including the Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene, Parks and Recreation and Sanitation to develop “innovative ways to cut off rats’ food sources.”

The agencies will also employ “new technologies to detect and exterminate rat populations,” Adam’s office noted in a statement.

“You’ll be seeing a lot of me and a lot less rats,” Corradi told reporters as Adams announced his selection for the city’s first Raz Czar on Wednesday. “He hates rats, I hate rats, every New Yorker hates rats.”

“Rat mitigation is more than a quality-of-life issue for New Yorkers,” she said. “Rats are a symptom of systemic issues, including sanitation, health, housing and economic justice. As the first director of rodent mitigation, I’m excited to bring a science and system-based approach to fight rats. New York may be famous for the Pizza Rat, but rats, and the conditions that help them thrive will no longer be tolerated — no more dirty clubs, unmanaged spaces, or brazen burrowing.” more

19 Comments on NY City Appoints First-Ever Rat Czar

  1. Sorry General … Malaise. That line was shamelessly stolen from Chris Plante.

    Speaking of the original song, I will never forget flying stateside from Rome years ago and that New York New York song blaring from the airplane over and over again. It was excruciating.

  2. Sorta off topic but can we retire old songs like…
    New York New York
    My kinda town Chicago is
    I left my heart in San Francisco
    I love LA.

    There are others.

    I wouldn’t set foot in any of those shit holes anymore.
    I’ve been to all of them years back. No more. No thanks.

  3. I rode night work with a cat who hated rats. In the telco.

    “That’s a big fucking rat!”


    Then he would drive on the sidewalks of DC splattering rats.

    We never got any telephone work done those nights. He splattered rats. I just held on.

  4. Pretty sure the rats vote D.
    The “Rat Czar” will just be registering more of em.

    Another example of gov’t pretending to do something while swallowing $Millions of taxpayer dollars.

    Did anyone ask what the “Rat Czar’s” qualifications in “rodent mitigation” are?
    I’m sure she’s a fucking rat or she wouldn’t have been appointed.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …


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