(Closed) NYC’ers – Be honest.

posted 7 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

HAHHA this cracks me up.  I lived in NYC for two years and only ever saw them in the subway tunnels.  But I did have a friend tell me that one night she was in battery park really late and they were alllll over the place.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Pretty much never…. I only see mice and the occasional roach on the subway. Pigeons are filthy creatures too and those are everywhere.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

In the subways alllll the time. And occasionally on the street at night by garbage bags outside buildings and restaurants. BUt I’ve never seen one in Central Park, lol! Lots of squirrels and pigeons, which are just rats with fuzzy tails/rats with wings!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ha! You really only see them at night or super early in the morning. NYC gets such a bad rap. Its really not that dirty and if you are visiting from out of state you will be so amazed looking around that you wouldn’t notice them even if they were there. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

YUGH I remember from when I lived there the late-night Cat Rats. You know, the rats the size of kittycats who dodge from one side of the street to the other. Ew ew ew ew. Also, they were always in the trash rooms and you could hear them skittering around the walls of older buildings.

That’s a bulk of the reason I left…

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I see them in the subway tracks, but I have never, ever seen one walking around in the city or in a park.   You won’t see any in Central Park – its beautiful there

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I take the train every morning (the B to seventh avenue in Manhattan) and that station has a lot in the tracks.  However, I did see one in the platform at the first avenue L train station the other day.  Practically threw myself into the tracks to avoid it.  That was the only time I ever saw one on the platform.

I mean, they are around.  Where there’s garbage there’s rats.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The only places I have ever seen rats are in the subway (platform and tracks), around construction sites at night, and around the bushes in Stuy Town at night.  Pigeons are the way grosser, bigger problem, imo!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

ok I’m not from NYC, but I saw my first rat in my entire life when I was in a subway stop in the Lower East Side on a trip to NYC this summer! eeks!

I was actually kind of excited though, because it felt like a truly New York experience. (It was by the tracks …. definitely far enough away for comfort.)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hahahaha! Very rarely and only on the subway tracks. I see way more mice than rats and they don’t bother me as much.

I did see a HUGE dead rat in the street once, near the Bowling Green I think. That freaked me out a bit!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I see them allll the time. Especially the subways. On the streets it’s mostly at night, near the garbage. I’ve seen them in pretty much all of the neighborhoods – Midtown, Upper East, Upper West but Lower Manhattan seems to be pretty abundant; but that might be because I spend more time there. God, NYC sounds pretty gross doesn’t it?

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Mrs. Spring: Seriously, you will be fine. Central Park is totally gorgeous.

ETA: If I would avoid anywhere it would Chinatown (f-ing disgusting) and the LES

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