from the back of the book
Prostitutes and clowns may not be something you expect to see in one book. That's okay. They were never intended to be complimentary in the first place.
The Windows and Clown Alley were originally scripted for a Dark Champions organization book known as Shadow Syndicates two years ago. As seems to happen, however, I got Steve Long-it is, and the manuscripts promptly welled beyond the bounds of reason. They sat, distended pustules of kilobytes on my computer, too obese for a published book. There goes more work that will never see the light of day, I thought.
Then Hero Plus came along, and viola...here they are on diskette.
So now you have these two organization books in your hands: one book with a vice district filled with hookers, and the other book describing a bunch of clown crooks. What do you do with them?
Whatever you want, I guess, is the best answer. It's more in line with the grand Hero tradition of customizing your world rather than having it dictated to you.
Take what you want from Widows and Orphans, tailor it to your campaign, and disregard the rest. Hopefully, there's something you can use in these manuscripts.