Disturbing and real visualization of rat infestation in NYC

Disturbing and real visualization of rat infestation in NYC

New York City’s online “Rat Information Portal” is a service that allows city residence to see what the rat scene is like in their neighborhood or even in their own apartment. I feel like if you had a rat infestation problem you wouldn’t need a report to tell you about it, but in case you are moving in somewhere new or are just curious, this service will show you how bad the problem really is. 

The Rat Information Portal is provided by New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene who have documented each inspection and organized it on a map by color. If a location passed inspection the building is yellow, if it did not pass inspection the map shows the level of infestation with a color gradient maxing out at a scary deep red. 

As an added bit of dry city government humor the acronym for the ‘Rat Information Portal’ is… ‘RIP.’

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