-” a large building that has apartments or rooms for rent and that is usually in a poorer part of a city”

Source: Merrian-Webster Dictionary

I stumbled across this word while brainstorming for our English project #2. As I was conducting research on Brooklyn’s housing, I came across an article that mentioned “NYCHA Housing is one of the city’s living quarters considered to be today’s Tenements.” At first I inferred that it meant secluded,  but upon looking up the word, I discovered it was actually old time slang for run down, lower class living quarters.

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