N90s Working With City To Counter R-A-T-S!! We Need YOUR Help!
`It was, arguably, the Summer of The Rats. Many streets throughout the City experienced the scourge, We are asking every neighbor to get their building involved in a program, the Rat Academy, run by the Department of Health, in conjunction with Community Board 7. It’s a two-hour class that helps our homes and neighborhood streets reduce the rampant rodent proliferation. A separate session is planned to deal with rats in the neighborhood parks. This edition also has some suggestions about helping Houston.
We have all seen rats on our streets. Rats in our parks. One rat ran into a baby carriage in the West 80s.
N90s asks your help in fighting this citywide scourge!
Neighborhood In The Nineties is working with Community Board 7, which is arranging a session on September 28th at 6 PM. Known as the “Rat Academy,” this two-hour session conducted by the City’s Department of Health (DOH) helps educate our neighbors about best practices and create a coordinated approach within communities to mitigate the rat problem.
It Takes A Neighborhood…so please Sign Up!
N90s asks that interested neighbors, particularly those representing building boards, tenant associations, landlords, building managers, superintendents and retail businesses sign up for the Rat Academy by sending us an email at: info@N90s.org by September 9th.
The DOH’s Rat Academy program has reduced rat populations in other neighborhoods. Its success in the West 90s depends on our neighbors getting involved and working together!
Please make sure that your building signs on ASAP.
It takes a whole neighborhood to tackle the rat problem!
Rat Boom Blamed On Global Warming https://www.westsiderag.com/2017/08/24/is-global-warming-fueling-a-rat-baby-boom
Let’s Help Harvey Victims In Houston…but do it right!
State Official Warns of Charity Scams Using Devastation In Houston
Neighbors Are Urged To Ask How Money Is Used; Avoid Telemarketers
Consider these donation sites WCBS-TV suggests for Houston storm victims:
Greater Houston Community Foundation, Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: https://ghcf.org/
Austin Pets Alive https://www.austinpetsalive.org/hurricane-harvey-evacuations/
Salvation Army: http://helpsalvationarmy.org
Houston Diaper Bank: http://www.texasdiaperbank.org/
Portlight Inclusive Strategies (storm victims with disabilities) http://www.portlight.org
Houston Food Bank: http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/
What If A Houston-size Storm Happens Here?
Since the Nor’easter of 1992, and most recently Sandy, our City has been hit with serious, damaging storms. The good news for our N90s neighbors is that our community is not in the expanded flood zone map.
However, if large parts of the City were flooded, or the infrastructure damaged, the human toll and financial impact could reach tragic proportions. The bad news? Since the Regional Plan Association issued a report after the 1992 Nor’easter which flooded Wall Street, little has been done to prevent rising seas from damaging Lower Manhattan, and many communities in Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. We are actually building more housing and infrastructure projects in flood zones. https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170830/rockaway-beach/hurricane-preparation-evacuation-new-york-city-zones/?
Please send a note to Governor Cuomo. Ask him what he’s been doing to protect NYC’s infrastructure from another huge storm that could flood the city. https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form
Next Issue: What our 3 Democratic primary candidates for the UWS City Council seat are saying about key problems in the West 90s. Stay tuned!
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