skid row

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In the United States, an area in a community characterized by cheap barrooms, saloons, and run-down hotels; usually a gathering place for derelicts, vagrants, and down-and-out alcoholics.

skid row

a run-down area frequented by alcoholics. [Am. Culture: Misc.]

Skid Row

district of down-and-outs and bums. [Am. Usage: Brewer Dictionary, 1008]
See: Failure
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People outside of skid row now know what we've been saying for years," said Jeff Page, a skid row activist and resident.
Skid Row has the heaviest police presence in the city after 50 extra officers and scores of undercover narcotics agents were deployed to the area in 2006 as part of the Safer City Initiative, which targeted petty crimes to discourage violent and other serious crimes.
The protocol, in what was described as a first-of-its-kind system of court-monitored procedures to deal with the discharge of homeless patients, specifies that the Skid Row area of Los Angeles will be a "destination of last resort" for homeless patients who are discharged from Kaiser Permanente hospitals.
In April, a federal district judge ruled that the LAPD has engaged in a policy of unconstitutional searches of Skid Row residents.
He just finished its fourth film, a two-part documentary about Los Angeles' Skid Row, and is already at work on the next one about migrants.
It's a storefront on drab East Seventh Street in Los Angeles' hustle-bustle garment district, just a couple of blocks over from rough-and-tough Skid Row.
X-Change Corporation (OTCQB: XCHC), an emerging hip-hop entertainment conglomerate, is pleased to announce that Old West Entertainment's President and Platinum Selling Artist Kid Frost will be performing at the Occupy Skid Row Music Festival, January 15, 2012.
downtown area Skid Row punched actor Zac Efron on the mouth.
The city dedicated an additional 50 officers to Skid Row to protect its residents and remove a significant criminal element that historically hinders efforts to provide services to the homeless.
The court determined that there are more than 80,000 homeless individuals in Los Angeles County on any given night and approximately 11,000-12,000 can be found in Skid Row.
Instead of the bloodthirsty gangs of Five Points, competing architects are strutting their stuff on Skid Row and creating a radical transformation of the once blighted Bowery on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
LOS ANGELES -- Father Maurice Chase, Los Angeles Catholic priest, former Assistant to the President of Loyola Marymount University and Skid Row activist, will give out on Thanksgiving Day $15,000 in one dollar bills to the poor and homeless on L.