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East Village Tenants Say Building Overcome With Rats

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Residents of a Manhattan apartment building are pleading for help because their home has been overtaken by rats.

Tenants of 355 East 10th Street say the rodents are in the halls, elevators, walls and ceilings all day and night.

They say some rats are even eating right through the walls.

Workers removed at least two dozen dead rats on Friday.

"It's very bad. It's so bad that certain people can't even sleep because you're terrified. I mean this lady had 24 rats in the front of her kitchen. How can you live like that?" said one tenant.

"It's disgusting. It's poisonous to their health. We have two little girls, one of them who's diabetic. She's only seven years old. She has to be breathing this type of stuff because the smell. I mean just the fumes from the poison that they have put into the building is toxicating alone," said another.

A spokesperson from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development says they've received seven complaints and issued two citations against the landlord.

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