News from other New York boroughs continues to bolster Queens’ stature as the most glamorous of the city’s five. Brooklyn’s parks host tribes of vagrants who hunt the local wildlife and cook it over open fires; in Manhattan, as this video shows, rats the size of squirrels have lost their fear of man and frisk like prairie dogs around the jaded hipsters of Tompkins Square Park.The rat explosion is an unintended consequence of a green policy initiative; New York seeks to build an urban hawk population. Poisoning the rats would threaten a nearby hawk so the furries frolic unchecked.The children of Manhattan are coming to accept their new playmates, reports indicate. This early training will no doubt be helpful when in due course they go on to work in banking and the law. In the glamorous and exclusive residential borough of Queens, needless to say, we keep the rats out of the parks. They stay on the subway tracks, where they belong.