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Herb Vogel never earned more than $23,000 a year. Born and raised in Harlem, Vogel worked for the post office in Manhattan. He spent nearly 50 years living in a 450-square-foot one-bedroom apartment with his wife, Dorothy, a reference librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library. They lived frugally. They didn’t travel. They ate TV dinners.

Aside from a menagerie of pets, Herb and Dorothy had just one indulgence: art.

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  • MarkBlemish

    MarkBlemish 6 days, 7 hours ago

    favorite part of the article: “I have no regrets,” Dorothy said. “I’ve had a wonderful life. And I believe Herb and I were made to be together.”

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