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Sunday, July 15, 2018

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Ladies and gentlemen, its time to get something straight. "Whoo, baby!" is not a pick-up line. Hoots, hollers, whistles, horn honking, and obscene comments do not make me, or anyone else, swoon. Yet every day, without fail, I watch dozens of men and women employ these tactics in their quest for companionship. Perhaps its the size of New York City that makes us comfortable enough to verbally rate any given person. There is a certain anonymity that cloaks the random catcaller, and allows him to feel safe in his rude behavior. In a city that’s constantly on the move, the chances of a catcaller... Read More
Don't tell my mother, but yesterday, I slept with so many strangers I lost count. Young, old, men and women, it didn't matter. And none of them cared how long it's been since my last bikini wax! As I realized what was happening around me, what with all the heaving, intertwined limbs around me, it dawned on me how much I'd taken this aspect of my life for granted. Don't get me wrong. It's hardly perfect. Even so, what a minor miracle it is that so many people can achieve instant gratification so quickly, most times, getting on and off whenever they want. All for less than the price of a Cosmopolitan.... Read More
Ahhh, to be back in the city again. Heading off my bus and out the Port Authority doors I am quite nervous for my upcoming interviews, so first I must inhale some fresh nicotine…Ahhhh, now then. The sights and sounds of the city are flowing back into me, like welcome friends, they… “Yo! You gots another for me dude?” A gentleman asks me Of course I hand out a smoke, having made the rookie mistake of pulling out cigarettes here, I am obliged to play by the rules. In doing so, I make an even bigger fool of myself by letting his buddies glimpse my full pack….SHITE. I brace myself... Read More
Last Wednesday hundreds of passengers were stranded at John F. Kennedy International Airport here in Queens. While most were stranded inside the terminals, some passengers were aboard planes that were stuck on the tarmac. Contrary to what many may believe, Jetblue was not the only airline that had planes trapped on the tarmac due to ice. American Airlines also had planes on the tarmac with passengers aboard but had the passengers returned to the terminals after three hours. Retrieving their luggage was another story. Police had to be called in to restore calm after boisterous passengers demanded... Read More
Mayrav Saar from Fishbowl LA (blog for media professionals in LA), wrote a short post about the launch of BrooWaha New York. Here it is: Our favorite homegrown citizen journalism site, BrooWaha, is expanding its reach to New York. FBLA wrote about the 6-month-old Web site when it first launched and noted founder/editor Ariel Vardi's desire for the site to be *the* super-local news spot of Los Angeles. While Old Media-types scoffed, Vardi quietly met his goals. On the site he writes: "I have personally noticed a significant increase in the overall quality of the writing on the website.... Read More
Dear Readers, It is my great pleasure to announce that your very own Broowaha is launching a New York edition and welcoming new contributors from the New York area! The new website for BrooWaha New York is: http://newyork.broowaha.com As a visitor from BrooWaha Los Angeles, you have access to most features on BrooWaha New York. You can read articles, leave comments, send messages, etc... The main restriction on visitors is that they can only publish articles in their city of origin. However, please feel free to browse the New York edition and support your fellow contributors from the east... Read More
When the LA Times was working on an article about our very own BrooWaha a few months ago, I had the chance to meet Glenn Koenig, one of their Staff Photographers, when he came to my house to take my picture. Because I have always had a passion for photojournalism, I had a great time observing Glenn at work. I was able to chat with him during the shoot and acquire a few photography tips! We kept in touch and he gracefully accepted to grant BrooWaha an interview and share his thoughts on photography and the state journalism today. The interview is reproduced below: When did you become... Read More

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