II-"I Lived in a Slum" - Woody Klein - New York World Telegram and Sun

II-"I Lived in a Slum" - Woody Klein - New York World Telegram and Sun

'At Home' in a Filthy Cage; Family Is Trapped in West Side's Jungle

by: Woody Klein | publication date: June 23, 1959 | Publication: New York World-Telegram and Sun | pages: 1

I was sitting in a dark, flooded basement apartment in the heart of the Upper West Side "jungle" during a heavy rainstorm. Water was coming in through holes in the roof, pouring down the walls of the five-story building and forming a pool three inches deep on the wooden floor.

In the first installment to the "I Lived in a Slum" series, Woody Klein reports on his experience living in a leaky basement apartment in an Upper West Side tenement during a heavy rainstorm.

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