Susan Braudy: Manhattan Voyeur: A Writer’s Journal

I’m Susan Braudy. Writer. Urban Voyeur. Streetwalker.

My beat is Manhattan. Even though I am an insider, this city always surprises.

On Manhattan sidewalks, and even in restaurants, people don’t notice when you cross the line between looking and staring.

When I hit our electric streets, I feel the bingo bam buzz, an instant adventure in thought, sites, sounds, and people coming at me. Models and murderers. Pets and kids. Okay, I’ve admitted I’m a voyeur. I love eavesdropping on intimate conversations in French, English, and a hundred languages I don’t speak. I love to write about New York city and its gems– hidden and in full view.

Even indoors, I am thrilled to look down on Central Park stretching out long like a rain forest as people and cars move in synchronicity.

Living in Manhattan is better than living by Niagara Falls or by the Grand Canyon.

What Doctors Don’t Tell You

The best health magazine in the world is called What Doctors Don’t Tell You. It gives us no-nonsense ways to keep healthy through gentle sensible strategies. You can buy it at Whole Foods and then subscribe. It’s published in England and I guess it’s naturopathic, but not far out.

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This month’s issue explains the Feldenkrais Method that is magic for joints and posture and is easy and gentle. It’s the one of the best thing I’ve done for my physical well-being besides good acupuncture and not eating processed sugar.

The current cover line reads:

How Good Is Your Digestion?

and the magazine elucidates some simple DIY home tests. The editors aren’t selling anything like the editors of Life Extension magazine.

Read What Doctors Don’t Tell You and ask “where have you been all my life?”

Crooked Donald Trump

Donald Trump: crooked, mad man

Proving to Trump supporters that crooked Donnie is unfit for office is impossible. They knew they were voting for a criminal. Trump told them as much when he said he wouldn’t lose a vote if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. He knew they knew they were voting for a crook. The only…

Tips For Living Inexpensively in Manhattan

First of many tips for buying inexpensive fashion shirts in Manhattan.


Deductions from the current Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue and some serious scientific info have cured my sleeplessness and wake ups  in the middle of the night–so far. It turns out that lying under weight like a folded heavy blanket triggers the body to AAA! sleep. I fall asleep faster and stay asleep and if I get…

Michael Wolff, Donald Trump, and #MeToo

Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury, book cover

Michael Wolff is fearless and hugely talented with words. He’s also two steps ahead of the enemy. He writes what people think but are afraid to say. To survive as a democracy we desperately need more fearless reporters who write brilliantly, stand their ground and make Republicans sweat their asses off.

Defeat Trump and Putin’s Election Hacking

Since Trump claims Putin didn’t hack our elections and is doing nothing to prevent similar future crimes, we need to mount a campaign. I suggest starting by fighting for reinstating old unhackable machines. We need to get going pronto. How do we start? Photo by John C Abell

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Saves Our Place In The Paris Accord and Indeed Our Planet

Behind the news stories of his anti-gun efforts, his cutting back on poisonous emissions in our New York streets that prolong my life span, are startling examples of Bloomberg’s quiet philanthropy.

Mayor Bloomberg Called Trump A Con

When Michael Bloomberg said he was from New York and knew a con when he saw one, he was being gentlemanly about Donald Trump. Now the whole country knows Donald Trump promises and doesn’t deliver.

Is The Trump Election Moot?

Donald Trump, NOPE

If the Russians hacked the last presidential election and finagled  things so that Trump won, that’s reason to moot the election. What the hell did the Russians do to our election? If they hacked the election, we should stop using computers in elections at once. Why aren’t the Democrats fighting tooth and nail on this?

Investigate Trump/Putin. Please..

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Investigate Trump/Putin links, please.  David Remnick (New Yorker) puts the discourse in perspective. He should be on the investigating commission. Photo by damiandude