By CHASE SCHEINBAUM
The unusual route that Catherine Jenkins, 70, uses to reach her apartment when the elevator is broken includes a detour to the litter-strewn roof. She climbs a short, rusty ladder there, being careful not to trip on broken satellite dishes or exposed wires.
Only then can she reenter the building through a door near her apartment, and descend one flight of stairs to the seventh floor, where she lives.
Like all residents of 1005 Jerome Avenue in Highbridge, Jenkins has learned the workarounds needed to survive in a vertically oriented world where the elevators frequently go belly up.
Read more of this article originally published in The Bronx Times.