New York City is more filthy than ever under the stewardship of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, as all the gains achieved by former law-and-order Republican Mayor Rudy Giuliani have been nullified.
Complaints regarding rat infestations have spiked dramatically in recent years, from 12,617 in 2014 to 17,353 last year. The Upper West Side has logged the most complaints, as even the wealthiest of the city are not insulated from these verminous pests.
Mismanagement from de Blasio’s government is causing much of the problem. The New York City Department of Sanitation removed 110 trash cans from the Upper West Side over the last year, causing a trash overflow that has resulted in a feeding frenzy for rodents.
“In the past year, we removed bins in this district because they did not fit the criteria or were being chronically misused,” said Sanitation Department press secretary Dina Montes to the USA Today.
This bright idea from the de Blasio regime has resulted in a major public health crisis that is only worsening. Add this to the massive list of follies and failures from one of the nation’s most reviled mayors.