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

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

'We Ain't Alive, Just Hangin' On'

by: Woody Klein | publication date: June 26, 1959 | Publication: New York World-Telegram and Sun | pages: 1

It's almost a blessing that Old Sam can't see the squalor of the one-room dungeon where he lives with his faithful wife in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

Old Sam is blind.

In this third installment of the "I Lived in a Slum" series, staff writer Woody Klein reports on his experience living in a slum in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This is where he met Old Sam and his wife, who lived in a closet-sized room in the basement of his apartment building.

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