Map Showing Each Restaurant in Which City Inspectors Found Evidence of Rats

This map is part of an interesting Village Voice article titled Are New York City’s Rats Really Partial to Chinese Food? that explores why the most common type of restaurant cited for rats and mice are Chinese Food restaurants.

According to the health department, rats are more likely to show up at restaurants where surrounding “high density” businesses are throwing their garbage on the curb. If an inspector finds rats inside a restaurant, he checks for signs outside the building, too, and notifies the landlord. If a restaurant is following the department’s rules — closing holes and cracks, using licensed exterminators, and properly storing food and waste — rats shouldn’t be coming in uninvited.

Zoom in on the map and check out the restaurants in your neighborhood.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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