We can finally confirm the true occupant of Eric Adams’s Bed-Stuy townhouse: rats. As the New York Daily News reported, there is a unpaid summons for a rat infestation at Adams’s apartment at 936 Lafayette Avenue. A description of the violation reads, “In an area known to be rodent infested: Active rat signs exist in that fresh rat droppings were observed near the meters and near the neighboring staircase at front right.” As one of his neighbors put it, “Rats are a big problem on this block. Every given night you’re dodging rats.” (Sounds like a problem for a “swashbuckling” director of rodent mitigation.)
The Daily News noted there were garbage bags piled up next to Adams’s stoop. A spokesperson for the mayor told the outlet that Adams has “spent thousands of dollars” to remediate the issue and will appear at an upcoming hearing to state his case. Maybe someone should give him a tightly sealed container to store all that trash.