As for the hookers still being around, as per jbm32206, I haven't seen any obvious prostitutes roaming Main Street in daylight. But that may be a lack of perception on my part.
I suppose perhaps the really cheap ones are probably walking around in ugly, dingy clothes, accessorized with an air of weariness and impatience... and that's what I usually have on when I'm on my way home from work. Thus the mistaken identity.
I live on the outskirts of a bad neighborhood in Arlington, and the crack whores that occasionally come staggering down my street are pretty shabby.
I can remember driving down Main Street a long time ago, and women with too much makeup and cheap, frilly, colorful dresses walking around and leaning out of windows shouting at passing cars. The cops didn't really give a crap, back then, so the hookers stood out in sharp contrast to the other women. I guess I'm just old.