Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Turns Out Map of Roach Sightings Pretty Much Follows Real Estate Values

The New York City Department of Health and Hygene launched a new portal where you can see the percentage of households that are estimated to have seen cockroaches on a daily basis in the last 30 days. It's estimated that less than 17% of housholds in the Upper East Side see cockroaches each day, while areas like Washington Heights, Flatbush and Brownsville are estimated above 50% with daily sightings. No surprises here. With the exception of residential outlying areas of Queens, Brooklyn, and suburban Staten Island, the bugs are reported more often in less expensive neighborhoods. Although the Upper East Side may have the least bugs, they also have the worst air, according to the Daily News. The map may also be useful as a blue print for the new cradle of civilization after the bomb drops and roaches are all that's left.

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