Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Inside the SRO

I've written about Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels before. We've been tearing them down at a decent pace over the past couple of decades and complaints continue about the ones that are left (here).

Last week there was a story in the NY Times about The White House. I thought it was an interesting look inside one of last SROs on the Bowery ...

A Living Museum of Sad Stories
DEPENDING on its occupants, the lobby of the White House Hotel, a 92-year-old single-room-occupancy building on the Bowery near Bond Street, can have the feel of a sanitarium, minus the institutional obsession with cleanliness.

Here's an Oct 2009 story from Vancouver in The Tyee.

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