The sun never shines in at the windows, and if the sky is overcast the rooms are so dark as to need artificial light. One of them shall serve as a description of the average tenement house. The tenement houses are occupied mainly by the honest laboring population of New York, who receive fair wages for their work.
And new technology such as automobiles and elevated trains made the city more accessible than ever. On Wednesday night, they huddled together on the sidewalk and watched a praying mantis crawl on the fence above their bed. We heard him though, stumbling against stairs that creaked dismally, and the slide being drawn back, the friendly light made clear the way for him and us.
In —, in an effort to bolster economic growth, the Dutch West India Company relinquished its monopoly over the fur trade, leading to growth in the production and trade of food, timber, tobacco, and slaves particularly with the Dutch West Indies.
Drunkenness is very common among the inhabitants of these houses.
The immediate cause of its overhauling was the discovery of its actual condition made by Detective Finn and Mr. Steam heat was controlled by a thermostat enabling a constant temperature.
They went to the city intake center in the Bronx for homeless families, but learned they were ineligible because they were not married or in a domestic partnership. During the past winter, however, many of the East side streets have become horribly filthy. He instituted regulations on liquor sales, attempted to assert control over the Dutch Reformed Churchand blocked other religious groups including QuakersJewsand Lutherans from establishing houses of worship.
This man, crammed with his family into twelve feet square at the top of Sweeney's Shambles, was once part of that glorious scene. Following the Buster, who grappled with the steep and dangerous ascent with the daring born of habit, I somehow got up stairs, wondering how any one ever got down in the dark without breaking his neck.