The Roosevelt Island Twitterverse reacts to our local rat free restaurants:
Congratulations, @Rooseveltisland. If you can only be good at one thing, I guess this is a good one. http://t.co/1jBsfYFgVp
— Elizabeth Hodges 2.0 (@eljhawk) February 18, 2014
Roosevelt Island is a rat-free oasis. Shut down the incoming trams! http://t.co/p52Q09QYkE
— Nick Turner (@SFNick) February 18, 2014
Downtown Manhattan & Roosevelt Island are completely rat free? How can that be? Both surround by water! I might be moving! ThosGothamist explains how the NYC Restaurant Rat Map was created:
— RMGA (@blacbyrd) February 18, 2014
... Steven Melendez took the restaurant inspection data from the Health Department and looked at all the inspections since Jan. 1, 2013. Then he counted the total number of inspected restaurants and number of restaurants that received citations for "evidence of mice or live mice" or "evidence of rats or live rats" in that time period for each zip code. Then, for each zip code, he added to the info window any restaurant that currently has a C grade and was cited for mice and/or rats in its most recent graded inspection.Do you think Roosevelt Island restaurants are rat free? Here's the most recent NYC Health Department Restaurant Grade inspections for Roosevelt Island.
While some neighborhoods came out critter-free—you go, Roosevelt Island!—others had some pretty nauseating stats....
Good news. Everybody got an A.