Bushwick: NYC’s Rat Capital

January 3, 2013 | Marina Galperina

According to this very nifty map the Gothamist found, the zip code 11221 has experienced the biggest number of reported rat sightings in 2010 through 2012 — a whopping 965 number of reports, nearly ten times the number of reports on the Upper East Side.

We’re guessing it’s not the regular rat-sized rats either. Most of us don’t bat an eyelash at the local wildlife until it is crawling into our mouths, staging Gladiator fights in the subway system or is being particularly giant.

Anyway, check out your respective neighborhood’s vigilance as per the city rat situation.