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:
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
My friend got married right after college in a very small town in western Michigan. Marshall had cobble-stone streets, an old trust bank, and a fountain quietly jetting out of a limestone bowl. The morning of the wedding brought a parade (and a wedding, eventually). Brass bands marched down the Main Street and people whistled and cheered from the sidewalk.
At a break in the parade I stopped to buy some corn on the cob. The cobs roasting near the stand smelled great and looked even better: the healthy yellow of sunflowers. Yet one bite in and ... tasteless. Ditto for the second. â€œThis must be... Read More
Two Los Angeles beaches are closed once again due to sewage spills: Will Rogers State Beach at Santa Monica Canyon storm drain (Chautauqua) in Pacific Palisades and Dockweiler State Beach at Ballona Creek in Playa del Rey. The closed section spans from 100 yards on either side from the point of discharge. In addition, warning signs have been posted at the Santa Monica beach at Wilshire Blvd. storm drain, spanning 50 yards on both sides of the drain. According to LAâ€™s Department of Health Ocean Water Monitoring Program, â€œA beach is closed anytime there is a known sewage or chemical spill... Read More
Culver City is going through a renaissance. New restaurants, bars, art galleries and cultural centers such as the Kirk Douglas Theatre, are garnering national attention.
As recently as last Sunday the New York Times published a feature piece in the paperâ€™s travel section on the resurgence of Culver City. With all the great ink the city has deservedly been getting, it is worth a look back at the roots of the place known for years as â€œThe Heart of Screenland.â€
Harry Culver, a real estate entrepreneur from Nebraska, founded Culver City in 1913. He chose the area because of its ideal location... Read More
Chronic homelessness continues to cause a problem day in and out at the 179th St. F subway train station in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., according to officials.
Both men and women ride the F trains to the last stop on the line. These less fortunate people congregate on the benches inside the station. They bother other passengers, Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) workers and the convenience store located inside the station. Often they venture out of the subway station and trouble the businesses on Hillside Avenue.
â€œJust the other day, I was getting off the F train at 179th and Hillside when... Read More
Want a good reason to blow off work next Monday (besides your Superbowl hangover)? Waitangi Day. Itâ€™s a public holiday. Not an American one but still a good excuse to skip work, grab a shovel and head to the beach to build a gargantuan, sandy, silver fern. One of New Zealandâ€™s most important holidays will be celebrated on the beach just south of the Santa Monica pier in support of New Zealandâ€™s â€œMade from New Zealandâ€ campaign. Monday February 5th 10AM digging will commence. Constructing the most colossal sand sculpture this beach has ever seen, artist Mike Mizrahi of Inside Out... Read More