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BOOK YOUR CITY ISLAND WALKING TOUR

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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.

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD

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Music blasting and dogs barking at all hours of the morning and night. People fighting in the building and others, who do not even live there with access to keys to our building. Lights burned out for long periods in areas that are usually lighted and other areas where the lights are on during the day. Welcome to NYC. Fences broken, which allow trespassers to enter our property and the association defers to the manager, who are supposed to answer to their demands.

NYC Announcements

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IMPORTANT NOTICES:
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.

POLITICONS

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Attacks, Divisions and Confusions appear to be the new ABC's of political con jobs. While the divided European Union prepares for a future without a not so United Kingdom, and maybe not so Great Britain, intelligent voters in US should think twice before supporting anyone, who has tried to divide The United State of America.

SAVE PUTNAM TRAIL

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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

www.vancortlandt.org

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.

COUNCILMAN VACCA

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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.

Slow Down DOJ

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The US Department of Justice has ordered a review of federal agreements with law enforcement agencies that reflect President Trump’s emphasis on law and order and the fears are that it could lead to a retreat on consent decrees with troubled police departments nationwide.

A consent decree is an agreement or settlement that resolves a dispute between two parties without admission of guilt in a criminal case or liability in a civil case.

Well Being' Survey

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If you live or work in the Bronx, The Borough President wants to hear from you. The office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is conducting a “well being” survey, which aims to hear from Bronx residents and those who work in our borough on a variety of topics important to the Bronx.

The survey takes a few minutes, and the office is giving away a prize to one individual who completes the survey.

You can take the survey, in English, at this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BronxBP2011

The survey is also available in Spanish at this link:

AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE

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Affordable Healthcare is so needed, wanted, desired ...

A website to handle the load of everyone who wants healthcare is difficult to imagine.

If I live in NYC lets say and everyone flushed their toilet at the same time things might not go so smoothly. In a single 50 story building people on lower floors would not be happy. There is no infrastructure could handle the load. In reality there are vents in the toilet lines that would blow sewage out of the side of the buildings. Yuk.

Yankee Stadium Pinstripe Bowl

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The home of the Bronx Bombers is opening up its doors to college football for the second year in a row.

The Rutgers University Scarlet Knights of the Big East Conference and the Iowa State University Cyclones of the Big 12 Conference will play each other in the 2011 New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Friday, December 30, 2011 at Yankee Stadium.

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SPEAK UP AND SILENCE CENSORSHIP

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.