Rats Are Swarming Trash On New York’s Empty Streets
With people under the coronavirus lockdown in New York City, rats have been emboldened like never before. Inside Edition’s ‘Rat Patrol’ hit the streets and found dozens of them swarming around trash cans, scurrying down sidewalks and even climbing up into cars. Using flashlights, our cameras spotted them emerging from sewers to raid the deserted Manhattan streets without fear, even in swanky areas like Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The most intense swarm of rats we saw was outside a Midtown Chipotle not far from Radio City.