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flophouse

n. a very cheap hotel offering only rows of beds. This place is a flophouse! I won’t stay here for a moment.
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Taking an unconventional tack, the boutique on the Bowery -- where flophouses have given way to luxury condos -- seems like a ghost of CBGB's past.
If he sells about 25-30 copies per day, he can earn about 3,000 yen, enough for three bento lunches from the convenience store and a night in a flophouse.
Today it is desolate and depressing with a main street six lanes wide --somehow worsening the horror--and an endless roadside vista of tacky hair salons, sinister-looking flophouses, and dilapidated diners that could not be dignified by even Edward Hopper's art.
And Clem Burke, whose style has been imitated as much as Keith Moon's,proudly sported a CBGB T-shirt - the nightclub which nestled betw een flophouses on New York's Bowery where it all beg an for Blondie, The Ramones,Talking Heads and Television.
The series revealed how adult homes had become "psychiatric flophouses," profiting owners and doctors, ignored by officials.
Over the last several years, Oakland has become a community of contrasts--a mixture of public housing and grand mansions, dilapidated flophouses and newly built condominiums, vacant lots and wide, tree-lined streets where children ride their bicycles.
By 1937, Fortune magazine was stigmatizing them as "crowded rookeries of itinerant flophouses.
They come early in the morning from their beds in cheap flophouses, from the benches in the park across the street, from the holes and corners of the city.
Last week, intrepid neuroscientific sleuth Sarah Bellum tracked down a haggard-looking consciousness at one the brain's seamiest flophouses, only to let her elusive quarry slip away,
Nickel and Dimed exposes the anti-America of flophouses, multiple house sharing, employees sleeping in cars, and the homeless who work forty hours or more weekly.
Eventually she ended up in the skid-row flophouses.
Most basically, Fowler's goal and achievement in writing this book is simply to bring to the attention of the English-reading audience the fact that such a world -- homeless men, flophouses, and grinding, dangerous labour -- even exists in present day Japan.
Bodies are strewn every which way - inside cars, in flophouses, on sidewalks - in gauche slumber.
Cruise ships run the gamut from floating flophouses to heaven in a hull.