"We're getting tired of this every day -- look, wake up and we see rats, not even mice, in our toilets," said a tenant at NYCHA's Claremont Rehab in the Bronx. "It's disgusting. We pay rent every month on time, and this is why we pay rent for?"
Asia Clemente said she found a rat biting her 1-year-old son's stomach while the child was sleeping Monday morning, and showed photos of the bloody wound. "Every mother's worst nightmare when you have a child, especially a sick one,' she said. "You can't do nothing, you helpless."
In a statement, NYCHA spokesman Michael Giardina said, "Our residents should not have to live in these conditions. Since this first came to our attention, we have taken aggressive steps to address the current infestation by eliminating rodent access to the building and the apartments, which will also keep future rodents away. We apologize to our residents and will continue to vigilantly monitor this situation."