slum

Tenant Rights Lost in Ignorance
Woody Klein
In the sixth installment of the "I Lived in a Slum" series, Woody Klein reports that despite living in terrible conditions, the residents of New York City's slums are largely unaware of the housing laws aimed to guarantee them a basic standard of living.
At the End of the Road - Welfare
Woody Klein
In the fifth installment of the "I Lived in a Slum" series, Woody Klein writes about his experience trying to receive welfare aid during the month he spent living in New York City's worst slums.
'We Ain't Alive, Just Hangin' On'
Woody Klein
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.
Tenants Battle to Survive in Lower East Side's 'Korea'
Woody Klein
In this second installment of the "I Lived in a Slum" series, Woody Klein writes about his experience living in a tenement in the Lower East Side's "Korea" neighborhood and Francisco, a tenant he met while living there.
Bugs Reign in Squalor
Woody Klein
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.
'At Home' in a Filthy Cage; Family Is Trapped in West Side's Jungle
Woody Klein
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.
Sickening Story Unfolds in City's Blighted Areas
Robert H. Prall
This introductory article reports of the specifics of Woody Klein's one month stay in the city's worst slums - how he assumed a new identity and how he applied for housing aid.
Miguel is Trapped in Slum Jungle
Woody Klein
Woody Klein profiles a 19-year-old boy named Miguel who he met during his month spent living in the city's worst slums.
City Aids Admit Blight Is Gaining
Woody Klein
In this eighth and final installment of the NY World-Telegram and Sun's "I Lived in a Slum" series, Woody Klein reports on the reaction of city officials.
Robert H. Prall
A review of reader responses to Woody Klein's "I lived in a slum" series for the New York World Telegram and Sun.
Lack of Inspection Brings Squalor
Woody Klein
In this seventh installment of the "I Lived in a Slum" series, NY World Telegram and Sun staff writer Woody Klein reports on the shortage of New York City Health Department inspectors and how this contributes to poor housing conditions in the city's poorest neighborhoods.
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