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Posted by Saul Weber on Friday, August 4th 2017:

In Reply to: TOP FLOOR APRTMENTS posted by Alvin L. on Thursday, August 3rd 2017:

Living in the back of the apartment, my mother, after washing the clothes in the washing machine in our apartment, placing them in the high-speed extractor would hang the clothes either in the clothes ranks kept in the bathroom [which had the old-fashioned pull chain toilets and claw-feet bathtub] would hang the remaining clothes on the clothes line which stretch from the living room to the fire-escape on the other side.

Everyone else would try at least some of the clothes on the clothes lines on the roof, and the unwritten rule gave families living on the top floor dibs to those lines.

Roofs were great. In the summertime, women could lay on their plastic-stripped lounge-chairs with their radios playing for hours with the feel of being bothered by anyone, especially guys, The roofs. provided they were connected, served as a nice shortcut to take if you lived on an upper floor and your friend lived a couple buildings on an upper floor as well. I did it when I was about eight or nine.

Reference ID: BX82765


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