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UPDATE: Rat-Proof Trash Cans To Arrive In Fort Greene

Housing development first in the nabe to get the containers courtesy of Forest City Ratner and the office of Councilwoman Letitia James.

For a few lucky Fort Greene residents dealing with a rise in the rat population—which may or may not be —help is on its way.

According to Letitia James, D-Brooklyn, 150 heavy-duty rat resident trashcans will be distrubuted for the residents of S. Oxford Homes.

The 141-unit housing development is located a short distance away from the between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street.

James pushed for the receptacles during a with a representative of developer Forest City Ratner, community leaders and other "stakeholders" affected by the massive construction project.

The trashcans may be distributed as early as this weekend, James said.

stephanie October 26, 2011 at 01:22 PM
I live in that development and still haven't received the new cans... please follow up on this story.
Paul Leonard (Editor) October 27, 2011 at 07:43 PM
Still no date scheduled for the trash can giveaway, though a staffer at Tish James' office said it would be soon. Stay tuned.

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