Zeena came into the room with her dragging down-at-the-heel
step, and quietly took her accustomed seat between them.
advertising copywriter when he hit on the idea, he originally meant it as a joke.
What was around in those days, before Times Square became a haven for tourists toting shopping bags from the M&M's store, was a down-at-the-heels
neighborhood of working dancers, actors, singers and musicians.
Of the dozens of characters flying in and out of frame, the strongest impressions are made by Dada Chan as "Popping Candy," a busty starlet with an unusual gift, and Matt Chow as Blackie Tak, a down-at-the-heels
director who runs a gambling den with childcare facilities.
Alas, this sweet spot soon soured as the proximity of noisy neighbors, and the general down-at-the-heels
aura of the town of Guerneville, prodded my restless spirit to action.
Every day we read in the newspaper about the woes and future of the down-at-the-heels
section of our main street known as Mid-Market.
No sensible young girl wants to stay in Gypsum, Missouri, especially the down-at-the-heels
neighborhood the rich kids call Trashtown.
I like a genuinely depraved, down-at-the-heels
town, wait staff with vacant eyes, the whole suffused by a pervasive sense of despair.
On 26th Street West in Bradenton, a short block north of Cortez Road, look for a down-at-the-heels
strip center anchored at its south end by a diamond in the rough.
Kratchman reworked the overall character of the existing, down-at-the-heels
building, giving his client-family a "new," elegant, upper Madison Avenue-style, single-family townhouse mansion, now consisting of six floors plus a usable, excavated cellar, stretching the building from three to six floors and increasing the usable living space from 4,400 to 6,670 s/f.
With Teddy, it was like being stuck next to a lonely person on a plane, or in his down-at-the-heels
case it would be a bus, and having to listen to story after story about his life in show business.
The new building also functions as an aspirational object in a down-at-the-heels
part of town: It is intended to represent the possibility of a richer (intellectually or otherwise) life to the adults and children who will use it every day.
TWO MEN share a drink in a well-appointed study; one is clearly prosperous, the other down-at-the-heels
salesman is not conspicuous, even among the passing suits and fashionable women, for there are other vendors under the elevated railway, a nether region of greasy spoons and the hard-up, a penumbra fringing the great white way of Ginza.
firm, Moore has renovated many down-at-the-heels
houses in the Northern Virginia area and brought them into the 2ist century.