Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 23:12

College, Inc.Investigating how Wall Street and a new breed of for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America.

Watch Educating Sergeant Pantzke on PBS Frontline.

FRONTLINE investigates how for-profit colleges are aggressively recruiting huge numbers of new veterans with educational promises that many now question whether they can keep.

First Fridays @ The Mansion

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 21:13

Jan and Jeff Ausfahl
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Start off your Fourth of July weekend with a bang at BPMM! Cracked Walnuts, a banjo and washboard, husband and wife duo will delight with quintessential American music by the likes of Stephen Foster, George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, and more. What better way to celebrate American independence?

Tour the mansion, stroll the garden, enjoy refreshments, and hop on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley for a ride to City Island.

The trolley makes a continuous loop from the Pelham Bay Park #6 subway station to BPMM to City Island starting at 5:30 p.m.

NYC's Holiday Gift to Landlord$

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 10:14

About 2.5 million tenants in NYC will soon be forced to pay higher rents. Members of NYC Rent Guidelines Board have just approved a 3.75% increase for one year leases and 7.25 for those with two year contracts.

These increases will take effect on October 1 and will affect 1.1 rent controlled and rent stabilized apartment units. Just in time for this year's holidays.


The days leading up to that Fourth of July Celebration are some of my favorites--those fireworks at Orchard Beach, all the picnics, assorted parades. I enjoy it because of what it stands for and because it’s such a festive time of the year.

What’s not fabulous about celebrating our nation's independence and paying honor to the day we became our very own and extremely unique United States of America?



Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 15:38

NYC residents throw away approximately 200,000 tons of clothes, towels, blankets, curtains, shoes, handbags, belts, and other textiles and apparel every year. Why New Yorkers sometimes choose to toss out rather than donate their unwanted clothes is believed to be a matter of convenience.

Re-fashion NYC is a partnership between the City of New York and Housing Works exit graphic to make clothing donation as easy as possible through convenient in-building drop-off service.

City Island's Annual Blessing of The Fleet

Submitted by ub on Sun, 06/26/2011 - 18:00

The weather held up long enough to allow the different religious representatives from several of City Island's congregations to gather at one of our local marinas. They assembled there for the annual blessing of the fleet, along with officials from The City Island Power Squadron and members of the American Legion Hall, located at 550 City Island Avenue.


Submitted by ub on Sun, 06/26/2011 - 11:30

CO-Op City Fair

When: 06-26-2011, 12:00pm-6:00pm

Phone: 718-314-5621 - 320-3300

Address: Einstein Loop, Co-op City, Bx, NY


The Co-Op City Annual Fair is an event, where residents, and other entrepreneurs, sell their products, this includes, delicious foods, clothing, jewelry. This community attraction does not receive the recognition, which it deserves. Vendors will be selling some fantastic cuisine, and City Island Images hopes that Bronx residents come out and stroll around, take a look at some of the wares, and taste some of the delicious foods.

Submitted by ub on Sun, 06/26/2011 - 10:24

The City Island Chamber of Commerce was established over 100 years ago as the Board of Trade.

The Chamber of Commerce represents the businesses on City Island. They include well-known restaurants, art galleries, antique stores, fishing boats and real estate offices.

The City Island Chamber acts as a liaison to government, other organizations and works to enhance the businesses of City Island and the quality of life of its residents.


Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/25/2011 - 21:45

It appears that every time it looks like our City Island Ladder Company 53 is going to be eliminated, activists members from our local community save it from the chopping block, but threatening and bullying our citizens is no way to treat City Islanders, Mr. Mayor.

Why do you think that hundreds of City Island residents converged on Ladder 53 at 169 Schofield Street and then again at Lido Restaurant, calling for Ladder Company 53 to remain open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, 365 days a year?


Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/25/2011 - 20:18

Twenty NYC fire companies, including three in The Bronx, have been saved from proposed cuts citywide.
Mayor Bloomberg's budget proposal for 2012 included these fire companies, which were slated for closing.

Among these saved companies is our very own ladder #53 company right here on City Island.