Friday, January 12, 2007

The Brooklyn Paper: 94 years old & homeless: He’ll sleep in his Buick before he leaves Carroll Gardens:

Meet Dominick Diomede. He’s 94 years old. He’s lived in Carroll Gardens for almost every day of his life. He’s sharp as a tack, pays his rent on time, does free electrical work for anyone who asks, and is the cleanest person this side of Tony Randall.

And next week, he’ll be homeless.

Happy New Year, Dom.

The story of how Dominick Diomede will up without a roof over his head is more than a tale of an old man whose landlord wants him out so he can get more rent, but a larger story about what happens when a city chews up and spits out one of its own.

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