In a huge city like New York there are dirty, disease carrying critters everywhere and you can include in that cockroaches by the millions.
They lurk in all the dirty out of the way spots in your apartment/house, eat your food scraps and delight in your garbage. Yuck, double Yuck!
However there is now a nifty way of knowing how many of them you potentially have to deal with, see The New York Roach Map.
A product of the terrific New York Hackathon people, this map relies on restaurant inspections to plot roach densities on all NYC zipcodes.
A discussion of roaches in New York does however provide an opportunity to let you see again the wonderful video ‘Joe’s Apartment’.
So play the video, laugh out loud and the whole roach problem will be more in perspective. Then you can decide whether you have the energy to start hunting those critters down and killing or evicting them. LIKE to not take New York Roaches too seriously.