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

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

Tenants Battle to Survive in Lower East Side's 'Korea'

by: Woody Klein | publication date: June 25, 1959 | Publication: New York World-Telegram and Sun | pages: 1

Francisco and his seven small children are trapped in a dingy, unventilated two-room flat in a cankerous community called "Korea" in the Lower East Side.

Francisco was one of the first tenants I met after I became a slum dweller in that area of the city last month. My $10-a-week hole in the wall in a cheap rooming house on Forsyth St. was barren, rat infested.

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.

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