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

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

Bugs Reign in Squalor

by: Woody Klein | publication date: June 27, 1959 | Publication: New York World-Telegram and Sun | pages: 1

Twenty years ago W. 84th St. was a "good address" in a highly respectable neighborhood inhabited by successful, middle-class residents of New York City. It was clean, well-kept, a community of traditional four and five-story brownstones.

But neglect, indifference and subsequent deterioration have lowered this once-select area to a hodge-podge of rooming houses and dreary apartment buildings.

In this fourth installment of the "I Lived in a Slum" series, New York World-Telegram and Sun reporter Woody Klein reports on his first experience living in a New York City slum - a roach-infested tenement building on W. 84th Street.

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