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If you've ever wondered about the best way to write an email to a woman you met, you're not alone. The key to writing a great email is to be confident and engaging, but there are three major pitfalls that even successful daters often forget to avoid. Men should know the best way to write a text or email to a woman. Here are some mistakes to stay clear away.

Do not ask a woman, “May I have your number?”



City Island Images is proud to offer walking tours of City Island and surrounding areas.

Our small tour groups will meet @ the last stop on the #6 SUBWAY, Pelham Bay Station. We will then take the #29 Bus to City Island, where we will begin our journey. Depending on the tour and dates, our stops will include Pelham Cemetery, City Island Historical Society/Museum, The Old Schoolhouse, PS 175, Yacht Clubs, Restaurants, Galleries, Shoppes, Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. We will finish at the end of City Island Avenue and return to Pelham Bay Station #6 SUBWAY.

STOP Violence


Current efforts to prevent violence especially against women and girls are inadequate. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7% of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner at some point in their lives.




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NYC Announcements


The New York City Office of Emergency Management released a list of places in Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens where residents will be able to pick up both food and water.

The locations are as follows:

West 25th Street and Surf Avenue in Brooklyn from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
King and Verona streets in Brooklyn from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Mill Road and New Dorp Lane in Staten Island from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Yetman Avenue and Hylan Blvd in Staten Island from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Beach 51st Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Queens from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.



After claiming for years how environmentally sensitive the Putnam Nature Trail is the NYC Parks Department felt it was unnecessary to perform an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) related to its proposal to pave 1.5 acres of asphalt on the Putnam Nature Trail.

An environmental impact statement (EIS), under United States environmental law, is a document required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for certain actions "significantly affecting the quality of the human environment".[1] An EIS is a tool for decision making. It describes the positive and negative environmental effects of a proposed action. (source: Wikipedia)

We don’t know how the Parks Dept. determined that paving 1.5 acres of asphalt on the Putnam Nature Trail would NOT significantly affect the quality of the human environment? We have over 2000 people on our petition who have written passionately how it will negatively impact their experience with nature and the environment.

Something just doesn’t add up here. Who stands to gain from the Parks Dept. pushing this project through without the proper environmental reviews??

Remember that you generously write a check for $337 million every year (almost $1 million a day) to the NYC Parks Dept. You generously write this check so the Parks Dept. can protect and preserve your Parks! Nature can’t be destroyed for free, it takes money. Let’s stop funding the destruction of nature.

“The Putnam Trail is a jewel. It’s a mindless, destructive and wasteful act to pave the Putnam Trail. To spend 100s of thousands of dollars or more to pave over this treasured parkland seems to be the antithesis of what a Parks Dept. should be doing”

Eric Seiff, Chairman of the Board-Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

New Video on Putnam Nature Trail.

Please watch the recent video of Gotta Run with Will. Will Sanchez’s guest IS the Putnam Nature Trail. View countless citizen’s voice their passions about why they love the Putnam Nature Trail and why they feel it’s disastrous to pave the trail with asphalt and remove 400 trees.



Who says the new NFL season begins on September 10th? The jammed packed drama connected to the action packed sport of football will not be played out on the gridiron, but inside a courtroom today. This legal game is in the fourth down of the final quarter because the Deflate-gate saga could very well be settled today.

The issue exists following a game in January when the New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts, allegedly with the aid of under-inflated footballs.

NYC IPhone Application


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NYC Councilman Jimmy Vacca is out of the country on a well deserved summer vacation with his wife and his daughter. I was assured that he was not in Bermuda. Someone else we know likes to visit Bermuda.

City Island Images was told that the councilman went on a sea cruise, touring our northern neighbors in Canada. You too could be enjoying one of these cruises from NYC. The Queen Mary 2 and two Princess Cruises ships sail from NYC in 2011 and 2012. The terminal in Brooklyn is large enough to handle these mega-ships.



Johnson & Johnson is being ordered to pay $55 million to a woman who said that using the company’s talcum powder products for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer.

The verdict is now the second trial loss for the company, which is facing approximately 1,200 lawsuits accusing it of not adequately warning consumers about its talc products’ cancer risks.

Johnson & Johnson just lost another talcum powder cancer lawsuit via @CNNMoney



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.