Part I: A single room occupancy
The chronicles of a runaway Mother. In the early 1980s, Peggy Hannity found herself stranded in single room occupancy in New York’s West Village. After a lifetime of bad choices, she found a family in the flophouse of criminals, LGBTQ runaways and anyone else who fell through the cracks in 1980s New York. In this deeply personal recollection, Ray W. Hayden reflects on the years he spent trying to connect with his free-spirited Mother, consumed by addiction.