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‘Rat Academy’ Comes to Brooklyn Public Library

March 23, 6 pm8 pm.

Want to learn safe and effective methods for rat prevention in your home, businesses, and neighborhoods? 

Join Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso for a workshop with the NYC Department of Health’s ‘Rat Academy’ on Thursday, March 23, from 6 – 8pm! 

The Rat Academy is a training course in rat management and part of NYC Department of Health’s effort to protect New York City from the dangers of an overpopulation of rats, including food contamination, the spread of disease, and a reduction in our quality of life.

There will be a Q&A session following the presentation, and attendees will also have access to local nonprofits that will be tabling and providing additional resources at the event. This presentation is the second installment in a community information resource series organized by Borough President Reynoso’s Department of Constituent Services.



Thursday, March 23, 2023; 6 – 8pm ET


Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library


10 Grand Army Plaza

Brooklyn, NY 11238


RSVP encouraged: bit.ly/BK-BP-Rat-Academy


Partners who will be tabling on site and providing additional resources for rat abatement include:

  • NYC Consumer and Worker Protection
  • NYC Department of Sanitation
  • Bridge Street Development Corporation
  • The Brooklyn Solid Waste Advisory Board
  • BK ROT
  • The Curbside Composting Outreach Team
  • The Local Development Corporation of Crown Heights
  • 350Brooklyn

The session is presented in collaboration with:

  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Congresswoman Yvette Clark
  • Congressman Dan Goldman
  • Assembly Member Phara Souffrant Forrest
  • Council Member Crystal Hudson

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) will provide live interpretation services in Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. Additional accommodations are available upon request. For further information on accessibility or to make a request for accommodations such as sign language interpretation services or audio description (AD), please contact [email protected] by March 15, 2023, to ensure availability.

The first session, hosted on February 21 at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Heights branch, was presented by the NYC Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS) and discussed resources for cash assistance, employment services, child support services, homelessness prevention, and more.

The NYC Department for the Aging will present the third session of the series in April. Additional details to come.


10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, United States