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Pizza Rat Gets His Own Street From Creators of 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

By Nicholas Rizzi | October 16, 2015 3:36pm | Updated on October 19, 2015 8:56am

The Netflix comedy series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" gave Pizza Rat a honor bestowed on the best New Yorkers — his own street.

On Thursday, the show temporarily transformed the corner of Franklin and India streets in Greenpoint into "Pizza Rat Boulevard" for the show and took it down by the end of the day, ABC News reported.


Finally #PizzaRat gets the recognition he deserves with Pizza Rat Boulevard in Greenpoint 🐀🍕🚑🚕🚗🚘

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"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" is currently filming its second season.

"Finally #PizzaRat gets the recognition he deserves," Instagram user Fred Benson wrote in a photo he snapped of the sign.

An employee of the 3 Roots Cafe, which is next to the sign, said the honor was short lived.

"They had notified us about it in advance," a 3 Roots worker told ABC News. "It was only up for a few hours. There's always a lot of filming around in the area."

Pizza Rat captured the hearts of New Yorkers — and inspired Halloween costumes — after he was caught on video trying to drag a full slice down the stairs of a subway station. Comedian Matthew Little, who took the video, said the rat was a metaphor for life in the Big Apple.

"You’re carrying too much and you have to go too far and there’s always a lot going on," Little said.

The rat has inspired video games, got a "Saturday Night Live" mention, and even had his own imposter rodents storming the city streets looking for food.