Author Archives: Lisha Arino

About Lisha Arino

Contact Lisha Arino at arino@motthavenherald.com

Protesters Support Wikileaks, Assange

On Thursday, December 9, protesters stood outside the New York Times building to show their support for Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange, who was arrested earlier that week for suspicion of rape. They also demonstrated against companies like Paypal … Continue reading

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Days of Holidays’ Pests

If we’re honest with ourselves, the holiday season isn’t always so warm and fuzzy. It brings along its own annual pests too like shopping, annoying music, and travel, just to name a few. I put up a survey on-line, asking … Continue reading

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A Concert In Your Living Room — D.I.Y. House Shows

Matt Kozial, a singer-songwriter from Linden, N.J. wasn’t sure what to do. Even though he was scheduled to perform that night in Brooklyn, he couldn’t get in the venue – someone forgot to give him the apartment number. Kozial wasn’t … Continue reading

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Pest News Roundup – Bedbug Edition

It’s been a busy week for bedbugs. They’ve been seen around schools and a world-famous hotel; they got mentioned in a tweet by the real AP Stylebook; and they even went out on Halloween. Find out more after the jump.

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Voices from the “Bronxites Will Not Tolerate Any Form of Bigotry in Our Borough” Rally

About 50 members of the Bronx’s LGBT community and their supporters gathered on the steps of the county courthouse on Tuesday, October 26, to denounce the hate crime involving three gay men earlier this month, and to encourage State Senator, … Continue reading

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More Than Just “Pests” – Panhandlers Are People Too

I’ve heard a few people describe panhandlers as pests — they’re annoying, they smell, and they ask for cash that you don’t actually have, these people say — but there’s more going on than just a scruffy guy asking for … Continue reading

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People Are More Open to Pet Rodents Than You Think

A few weeks ago, I pondered the appeal of rodents as pets. I couldn’t figure it out, so asked all of you help me out. Some of the results were surprising…

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Female Music Festival Features Local Acts, Empowers Women

Southpaw, a music venue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, played host to the Tinderbox Music Festival on September 26, which featured 19 independent female musicians on two stages. Although the lineup was quite diverse — hip-hop artists shared a stage with … Continue reading

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Pests as Pets?

Earlier, Sherrina mused on the popularity of rodents as pets. I’m not sure I get it either. I mean, I can understand the appeal of guinea pigs and hamsters, but rats and mice? Aren’t they the very pests we’ve been … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry – I’m Busy and Broke

Have you ever wanted to write someone a letter, to tell them how you really feel? I have. Below is a note I’d write to a man I met in Union Square once, one of those “Sponsor a child!” types … Continue reading

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