There was a book written years ago that devoted many pages to Smelly Kelly. I don't recall the title, but it told of many aspects of NYC underground. As a young man, I recall taking this book out of the NY Public Library quite often. The above is from what I remembered reading in said book ... Does any ST'er know the title/author of the book?
I've got it at home. I'll look it up this evening.
Grey cover, got mine for 25 cents from a library sale. Best quarter I ever spent. Written about 1960.