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New York’s West Village offers lesson for Kakaako

By Cynthia Oi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 16, 2013

~~<p>To be blunt, the apartment was a dump. The tilted floor was gritty, furry balls scurried from corners, dust filmed furniture surfaces. </p>
<p>The landlord apologized and had the place thoroughly cleaned, but the third-floor walkup with 32 stairs, each slanting its own way, dingy curtains on kitchen cabinets that persistently fell off their rods and a discomforting all-around weirdness challenged the description of the place as &ldquo;charming.&rdquo;</p>
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To be blunt, the apartment was a dump. The tilted floor was gritty, furry balls scurried from corners, dust filmed furniture surfaces.

The landlord apologized and had the place thoroughly cleaned, but the third-floor walkup with 32 stairs, each slanting its own way, dingy curtains on kitchen cabinets that persistently fell off their rods and a discomforting all-around weirdness challenged the description of the place as “charming.” Login for more...



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