It's probably just a sign of the times that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has been sending out emails this week about the seminars it is holding about bedbugs
. Complaints to 311 are skyrocketing, having doubled in the last 12 months. They are ten times what they were in 2003. Here's the info on the Brooklyn session
, which is one of three being held (the other two being in Manhattan and Queens). It takes place on Wednesday, March 12, 6-9 PM, at the Hope Gardens Senior Center
, which is located at 195 Linden Street in Bushwick. It's unclear if there are significantly more bedbugs around or if awareness and concern are just off the the scales.