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Lost in a lost world?


It has been said that there is absolutely no substitute for American leadership, but please tell it to @POTUS. @realDonaldTrump swore to represent the United States of America and he works for every one of us. So why after one year in office has he wasted a good deal of it playing golf?

The king of Queens, aka Donald John Trump, is the 45th and current President of the United States. He has been in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. But what has he done for US lately?

Skip Sit-ups For Stronger Core


Sit-ups once ruled as the way to tighter abs and slimmer waistline, while “planks” were merely flooring. Now planks — exercises in which you assume a position and hold it — are the gold standard for working your core, while classic sit-ups and crunches have fallen out of favor. Why the shift?



NYC Emergency Management issues a cold weather alert for extreme temperatures & subzero wind chills Thursday, February 19, 2015.

High winds are expected to begin tomorrow, with sustained winds of 20- 30 mph and gusts up to 35- 40mph. Temperatures should remain around zero Thursday night, but wind chills will be as low as 15 to 20 degrees below zero.

Seeking Journalism Student Interns


City Island Images is a growing online publication seeking resourceful reporters, fearless interviewers and swift writers, with news gathering experience, the confidence to tackle diverse topics across technology, arts and sciences, as well as the chops to produce breaking news stories, longer features and the ability to write and to produce evergreen profiles on a regular basis.

The capacity to work independently, but in close coordination with a world-class managing editor is key, a sense of humor is nonnegotiable, and experience with Web publishing tools and social media definitely won’t hurt either. And because this is NYC, we’re going to be adding beaucoup bonus points for a really good impression of Nanny Bloomberg, or any other high profile public figure.

Please, e-mail, or snail mail me your resume and work samples ASAP!

City Island Images
PO Box 147 City Island
NYC, NY 10464


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.

Labor Day and Wardrobes


Did you also know that one of the most time-honored fashion traditions is to retire your white clothes after Labor Day. Most historians think this maxim stems from class divisions at the turn of the century when lightweight clothes were a symbol of the leisure classes.



Thinking Out-loud: Sorry folks, but the spirit of the civil rights movement is dead; and if not dead, it has definitely been contaminated by people with greed in their pockets --- and not the continued vision and dream of Dr. King..... All I hear is the perpetuation of the "victim game" with no articulation of personal responsibility, character building, and critical thinking. Alberto O. Cappas, President, The Educational Pledge.

The Educational Pledge

By Alberto O. Cappas & Miguel A. Montes


I pledge to maintain a
Healthy Mind and Body



OUR MOTHERS gave birth to us, which basically proves her mystic childbearing powers. May God bless MoM, who put us on this planet, for the universe to worship and emulate.

Please, take a moment to reflect, or if she is still alive, to enjoy your celebration on Mother’s Day this Sunday, as well as every other day of the year. Carrie Underwood - Mama's Song

Black and White and Dead All Over


A look at the newspaper industry as it struggles to remain financially viable.

Featuring journalists including Bob Woodward of the Washington Post and David Carr of the New York Times, revealed is an industry in the midst of a financial death spiral as readers abandon print for online news sources.

We see publishers and editors trying to create a sustainable business model for their dying papers.



He was born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri and died on April 21, 1910 in Redding, Connecticut. Clemens grew up in Hannibal, Mo., on the West Bank of the Mississippi. At age 13 he was apprenticed to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for the paper.

Mark Twain, The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn
C-SPAN's Video Library: Mark Twain



The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.