112th Street Area 2012/09/14 - Photo #48


170 West 109th Street, where Peter M and I lived in 1967-68, in the basement below the window with the air conditioner, which used to be the apartment of the super, Pedro Lugo, his wife, and his children Tony, Papo, and Gloria. The fancy entrance door is a recent touch, to justify raising the rents to $1800 and up for tiny walk-up railroad tenement flats that were designed around 1900 as poor people's housing. Now it's poor housing for rich people.