D & D


CITY ISLAND IMAGES wishes to congratulate all who participated at Orchard Beach's Down & Dirty.

The Merrell Down & Dirty presented by Subaru returned to New York City yesterday. This benefit race in the mud included a partnership with Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude sends care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and on Naval ships at sea! and much more!

It was an amazing race day in Pelham Bay Park! The 2013 results are in! Click here to view your race:


Borough President Diaz Meets with Chinese Business & Academic Leaders


Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. met with a delegation of Chinese business leaders and academics, led by Mr. Li Wen Qiang, president of the Jiangsu Win-Win Group, and accompanied by former State Assemblyman and long-time friend of the Bronx Richard Brodsky.



A midnight Colorado multiplex massacre, which has left 12 innocent people dead after 71 people were shot as movie watchers were killed or injured during an screening of Batman's "Dark Night Rises" is a horrible incident bringing another chapter to our nation's history of mass murders.

A 24 year old Jame Eagen Holmes DOB 12/13/87 is in police custody. Holmes is reportedly the crazed gunman who carried three guns and wore a gas mask as he entered the theater and opened fire at Aurora, Colorado movie complex, randomly killing and shooting into the crowd.



These are two of the most awaited decisions the Court has made this session, whether a Constitutional right can be restricted, and why should some one have to pay a 3rd party to work in a particular job.

The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice.

The high court decisions involve birth control coverage under Obamacare and fees paid to labor unions representing government employees by workers who object to being affiliated with a union.

Immigration Legislation Support


US Representative Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), who is an advocate for comprehensive immigration reform, voted in favor of the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011 (H.R. 3012), which eases the current burdens on employment-based and family-based visas. Rep. Crowley says there is a need for further bipartisan action to truly address our nation’s broken immigration system.

Electric Vehicle Usage Promoted


NYC Council Members James Vacca and Mark Weprin are introducing a package of bills designed to spur electric vehicle use in New York City. As a zero emissions method of transportation, electric vehicles have potential to dramatically improve air quality across the five boroughs. Though demand for the vehicles has not been as high as anticipated, Vacca and Weprin aim to ease certain regulations to make it easier to own an electric vehicle.



A Delta airlines plane skidded off a runway and has crash landed, while landing in NYC at LaGuardia Airport, and the jet is up against a fence.

NY /NJ Port Authority says the MD-80 went off the runway at 11:11A, but thankfully NYFD has reported no major injuries. The Delta plane, Flight 1086 from Atlanta to LaGuardia, slid off the left side of the runway according to Federal Aviation Administration. The accident occurred shortly after 11A as the plane crashed through a fence.



The starting gun has been fired. The competitors bolted out of the starting blocks. The Presidential Debate has begun. The race to become the next President of The United States is very close. The current champion, Barack Obama, must perform at his peak in order to win against newcomer Mitt Romney.



Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told business leaders attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to increase their investment in women’s education and health to ensure their well-being and encourage their participation in the world economy.



There is dancing in the streets of Tehran and drivers honking their car horns to cheer an historic nuclear accord with world powers. They are hoping the accord will end years of economic sanctions and decades of international isolation. Some say its a positiove more, while others are calling it major blunder. But is this good, or bad news for US?

Bet for Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal May Take Years to Pay Off http://nyti.ms/1L55Jhp

PM Netanyahu's Statement Regarding the Deal with Iran https://youtu.be/OORklkFql3k via @YouTube

This Week in History


This Week in History, Mar 4 - Mar 10

Mar 04, 1933