A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 14, 2023
“The existence of a New York City rat czar implies the existence of a New York City Ratsputin”

In April 2023, New York City announced the position of “rat czar” to fight the rat problem. People wondered about a “rat Lenin” and “Ratsputin” (rat + Rasputin).
 
“A rat czar implies the existence of a Ratputin” was posted on Twitter by Joel Wertheimer on December 1, 2022. “The existence of a rat czar implies the existence of a rat Lenin” was posted on Twitter by jason 🛠⚾ on April 12, 2023. “Having a ‘Rat Czar’ implies we will also have a ‘Rat Grand Duchess Anastasia’ a ‘Rat Rasputin/ (a Ratsputin, if you will) and thus a ‘human Bartok’. Slippery slope!” was posted on Twitter by Aleks Arcabascio on April 12, 2023. “‘rat czar’ implies the existence of a ‘ratsputin’” was posted on Twitter by David Lee Parsons on April 13, 2023. “The existence of a New York City rat czar implies the existence of a New York City Ratsputin” was posted on Twitter by Liam Stack on April 13, 2023.
   
     
Twitter
Joel Wertheimer
@Wertwhile
A rat czar implies the existence of a Ratputin.
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Mayor Eric Adams
@NYCMayor
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Dec 1, 2022
There’s NOTHING I hate more than rats.
If you have the drive, determination, and killer instinct needed to fight New York City’s relentless rat population — then your dream job awaits.
Read more: https://gothamist.com/news/nyc-is-hiring-a-rat-czar-general-aura-of-badassery-required
11:37 AM · Dec 1, 2022
   
Twitter
jason 🛠⚾
@SrirachaVodka
The existence of a rat czar implies the existence of a rat Lenin
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The New York Times
@nytimes
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Apr 12
New York City has found its new rat czar.
Kathleen Corradi, a former elementary schoolteacher, will serve as the city’s first-ever director of rodent mitigation. “You’ll be seeing a lot of me and lot less rats,” she said. https://nyti.ms/3zQRnzl
8:58 PM · Apr 12, 2023
   
Twitter
Aleks Arcabascio
@a1z0
Having a “Rat Czar” implies we will also have a “Rat Grand Duchess Anastasia” a “Rat Rasputin (a Ratsputin, if you will) and thus a “human Bartok”. Slippery slope!
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Gothamist
@Gothamist
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Apr 12
Mayor Eric Adams has officially appointed a “rat czar” to his administration, who will coordinate efforts to curb New York City’s rat population.
https://gothamist.com/news/a-job-thats-made-for-her-mayor-adams-appoints-nycs-new-rat-czar
9:16 PM · Apr 12, 2023
   
Twitter
David Lee Parsons
@davidlparsons
“rat czar” implies the existence of a “ratsputin”
1:00 AM · Apr 13, 2023
 
Twitter
Liam Stack
@liamstack
The existence of a New York City rat czar implies the existence of a New York City Ratsputin
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Spectrum News NY1
@NY1
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17h
New York City’s new rat czar, Kathleen Corradi, is already set to send rats packing. 🧳🐀 http://specne.ws/u4kJEX
10:37 AM · Apr 13, 2023

Posted by Barry Popik
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