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Bhaktivedanta Swami moved out of Dr. Mishra’s place to a loft where he later feared to live in, as someone had stolen his typewriter. He then moved to the Bowery, a bad neighborhood. Bhaktivedanta Swami often found Bowery bums asleep or unconscious at his door and he would have to step over them. The more sober ones would stand and gesture courteously and he would acknowledge their good manners. News of the Swami’s daily Srimad Bhagavatam lectures spread and a few young men attended. He would sometimes teach cooking and was usually available for personal talks with any inquiring visitors.

Reference: Illustration by Bhaktisiddhanta Dasa