Apparently there have been rumors of a “rat problem” in Brooklyn Bridge Park. These rumors have some residents so concerned that the NY Post contacted Regina Myer, the president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation (BBPDC) whether there was in fact a “rat problem.”
Myer replied “absolutely not.”
But of course that depends who you ask, and how you define “problem.” Brooklyn Heights Blog then ran the headline “Rats at Brooklyn Bridge Park? Myer: ‘Absolutely not.'”
To be fair to Myer, the question asked of her was if there was a rat “problem,” which is very different than asking “are there rats in the park period?” One would be hard pressed to find a neighborhood in NYC that is rat free, let alone a waterfront park. That is just a fact of life here.
The BBPDC contacted pest control companies as a “pro-active” preventative measure, to ensure a rat problem does not in fact develop, and the corporation is accepting bids through Nov 19th, says the Post.
And this is to say nothing about the Muskrats in the park. They are apparently welcomed neighbors.
Particularly the one named Dodger.