The bodega door banged open and a rat darted into the afternoon rush on Gerard Avenue.
“He’s probably looking for work,” a man said.
“Rats are never out of work in this city,” someone shot.
“They’re gonna be tearing down the old Yankee Stadium,” the man explained. “That will put a lot of ‘em out on the streets.”
“They’ll just move over to the new Stadium,” someone fired back.
“There’s nothing to eat in the new place,” the man said. “Nobody has dumped any popcorn or dropped any peanuts or left any of those big pretzels under the seats.
“The rats will get moved into the new Stadium for Opening Day,” the man continued. “But first they gotta make it through the winter just like us.”