Clinton and Delancey

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The corner outside James’ first apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the summer of 2013. Redding lived at Clinton and Delancey with three Chinese families in a drafty tenement with rats and roaches, sleeping on the tile floor for the first 2 months. In March of 2014, one of the other tenants got bed bugs causing James to burn or throw out all of the clothing and furniture he had accumulated during his first year in the city. Still, this corner holds a big piece of his heart.