New York Transit Workers Give Prize For Photo of Ugliest Rat on Subway

This is not a photo of NYC's ugliest rat

Well this is just very good publicity for the MTA. We can’t believe they didn’t think of this sooner: in an effort to raise awareness for their Rat Free Subways initiative, the TWU held a contest in which the person who took the ugliest photo of a vermin would win a free monthly Metrocard.

Which you’d think would just make people look even harder for horrifically mutilated rats on the subway track, the point of which we can’t even begin to fathom. But anyway: we have a winner! Don’t click below unless you want to see it!


Michael Spivack took a photo of this Rat King (or Queen, but definitely do not Google image search “rat king” unless you want nightmares forever) at a Seventh Ave. station at 3 a.m.

According to the New York Post, this photo beat out dozens of others for the prize. Dozens. That’s how many people think it’s worth $103 to take vomit-inducing photos of rats to prove to the MTA that yes, the rats in New York subway stations are nauseating. Good job, everyone! Here is the ugliest rat ever!

The Rat Queen! (RatFreeSubways.com)

New York Transit Workers Give Prize For Photo of Ugliest Rat on Subway