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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.
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.
Flophouses son una mezcla de hotel y casa de pension para gente lastimada, desamparada, gente que, como decimos, tambien en sentido coloquial, "no la hizo".
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.
Inside these lodging houses, or flophouses, men can still get a cubicle with a bed and a bare bulb for as little as $4.
50 per night per person; the flophouses of Madison Street, $7 per night.
By the early 1930s, drug sellers conducted a street-comer trade, no longer able to rely on long-term fixed locations, and more dependent on a series of flophouses and cheap apartments.
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.