D.C. Metro rats out New York City subway


Washington, D.C., is celebrating one of its only advantages over New York: fewer rats in the subway system. This ad, running in the D.C. Metro, begins, “Unlike some subway systems (which will remain nameless), you don’t see rats the size of house cats roaming Metro.” This ticked off New York Times writer Jennifer 8. Lee, who says it’s “a little out of form for [one] city to needle another about our rats.” She also doesn’t think the reference to house cats is fair, “unless they are very small house cats.”

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