NAWW #286

Sloppy Cosmo’s Birthday/Virgin Lay! Hash started off promising with Turd Dimension took off his pants in BillyMark’s West, forgetting he had no running shorts on. Started 7:15pm ish at which point almost no one listened to Cosmo’s chalk talk. Good to know Cosmo’s parents are around because they were bag hares and drink checkers… too bad they peaced out early and no one gave them a down-down! So we ran around like idiots for a while in the west side where everything is under construction. I immediately spotted a broken fire hydrant which was sadly too heavy to take for loot (at least 80lbs!). Apparently Just Kyle has also tried to steal a fire hydrant before and it is just too heavy to take. Oh well. At one of the first checks, some hashers went the correct way and up into this elevated courtyard area while the rest of us followed along on the ground. And then we went onto the High Line (before or after this?) where we got just a tiniest bit confused when we ran into a dead end. But we figured it out, because we’re smart hashers! Then the most terrible part of the hash: Times Square. I personally experienced a lot of yelling from pedestrians, who either hated runners or cheered us on. Good thing my fellow Harriette Just Anne helped me out in shouting abuse back at those who questioned why we would do such a thing like run in Times Square. While Just Anne shouted back “we can run wherever we want”, I too pondered why I had made decisions leading to...

NAWW New Year’s Eve 2014

The RSVP deadline has passed! Due to space limitations, it may not be possible to accommodate additional hashers. This New Year, the NAWW is celebrating in Washington Heights, with a very special Start/On In.  What makes it special? No crowded NYE in NYC bars. A to A. No hash cash! This is a BYOB event. More details. Prelube/bag drop starts at 6:00 PM (please don’t show up before 6:00 though). Bring your own food and booze for the evening. There are plenty of liquor and grocery stores in the neighborhood. We can suggest places if necessary. Start is at Casa de Lick (Salt Lick and Mr. Lick aka Ian) You can shower if you want; bring a towel. What’s the catch? Space is limited. YOU MUST RSVP to adefelice2004 at yahoo BY DECEMBER 28! When you RSVP you will receive the exact start...

NAWW New Year’s Eve 2014

This New Year, the NAWW is celebrating in Washington Heights, with a very special Start/On In.  What makes it special? No crowded NYE in NYC bars. A to A. No hash cash! This is a BYOB event. More details. Prelube/bag drop starts at 6:00 PM (please don’t show up before 6:00 though). Bring your own food and booze for the evening. There are plenty of liquor and grocery stores in the neighborhood. We can suggest places if necessary. Start is at Casa de Lick (Salt Lick and Mr. Lick aka Ian) You can shower if you want; bring a towel. What’s the catch? Space is limited. YOU MUST RSVP to adefelice2004 at yahoo BY DECEMBER 28! When you RSVP you will receive the exact start...

NAWW #214

Start:  West 72nd St & Broadway On-In:  Pat O’Brien’s, 2nd Avenue & East 88th St Hare:  Copa Cum Bloody Scribe:  Speedo Gonzalez, from notes by FMIG It was the middle ofDecember, and winter was at last upon us. The time when idle chatter about the weather turned to bitching aboutthe cold.  "Oh, it’s so fuckingcold!" someone would say to someone else. "Sure is!" someone else would say.  Then they’d turn to a third person to gettheir opinion, and this third person would usually agree that it was, indeed,cold.  So, with nigh-unanimous agreementthat on a mid-December night in New York, the temperatures would be lower thanmost people found comfortable, the Hashers set off. Many who showed up thisnight were lured by the promise of that rare bird, the cupcake check.  How grand it would be, we thought, to stop atsome point mid-run and feast on frosted, sugary treats.  I mean, I’ll be honest, it’s the only reasonI was there.  Did you see that firstparagraph?  It was fucking cold outthere.  But this turned out to be anexample of the old bait-and-switch! There would be no cupcakes on trail, oh no.  We’d have cupcakes at the on-in, or so ourillustrious Hare claimed.  But, havingbeen lied to once already, who could believe him? The trail went southalong Amsterdam, before clamboring up and around Lincoln Center, then cuttingeast through Central Park.  After leavingthe Park, it zig-zagged up through the East Side to the park around Gracie Mansion,where presumably the cupcake check would have been held, if only MayorBloomberg hadn’t had "better things to do" (also: "actuallylived there").  We then shot upalong the East River for a stretch,...

NAWW #199

Date:                            December 23, 2009 NAWW Hash #:          199 Hare:                            “Just Dan” Bartos Start Location:              Columbus Circle On In:                           Blondie’s [212 West 79 Street, New York, NY 10024 – (212) 362-4360, http://blondiessports.com] Scribe:                          Joe Pennsylvania     Two days before Christmas and the NAWW set a trail.  Twasn’t many folks in town, most local hashers chose to bail!   Alright – I will stick with my day job.  “Just Dan” Bartos set this trail, NAWW #199, on a cold and blustery wintry Wednesday evening.  About 10 hashers showed up at Columbus Circle to run the trail, several more to act as bag bitches.  Our pack included one virgin, Drew, who came with the young lady formerly known as “Just Rebecca”.  More on that below.   At 7:10PM, Dan gave us instructions, to the effect of “trail is set in Kool-Aid and after that ran out, chalk, it’s cold and icy out there, be careful, 5 miles long, if you get lost, go to Belvedere Castle, and that there is one check”.  That latter statement drew the ire of the male half of Stewa, who complained that hashing involves checks and there should be at least 8 checks on a hash.  To which Dan noted that he was a last minute hare, did the best he could dealing with the snow and ice, and if you didn’t like it, to go f- yourselves!   Hey — at least we had one check – last Sunday’s run in Manhattan included zero checks!   Anyway, we were off at 7:15PM.  The trail sent us immediately into dark, snowy and icy...