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Three For Me


I am the third of three siblings, I live in apartment number 3, I could go on, but you probably get the idea.
My lucky number is three. It is said that in Chinese culture, number 3 people have strong personalities. We possess mystical abilities and a powerful creativity. With an instinct for art, we prefer to create the sense of beauty in life. We people are sociable and talented at convincing others that our own view on life is to be easygoing and contented.

First Best or Last Worst?


President George Washington was home-schooled until he was 16 years old, at which point he went to map out the boundaries of Virginia.

In 1752, he inherited his family's fortune. Though he had over 100 slaves, he was disliked the practice of slavery and often did manual labor on his land.

In 1753, Washington, a major in the Virginian militia, attacked the French and Indians. After he returned from the skirmish, he married Martha Dandridge Custis, a wealthy widow, which made him one of the wealthiest leaders in the state.

"Fill Up the Food Banks"


Fill Up the Food Banks" food drive is underway! In observance of Mother Teresa’s 103rd birthday, I am teaming up with Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, asking area residents to bring donations of nonperishable food (pasta, sauce, soup, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, etc.) to the corner of Lydig and Holland Avenues, beneath the street sign reading “Mother Teresa Way,” at 11 AM on Monday, August 26. We will be there, along with volunteers, to collect the food and deliver the donations to the Jewish Community Council of Pelham Parkway food pantry.



Snowplow drivers are having a go at it just to keep ahead of the sleet and ice which has been falling all night.

There is no one else who actually sees the ice and snow firsthand like those people driving the plows.

These dedicated individuals are racing to keep our roads plowed to stay ahead of the fast-falling sleet and snow.

"What's made it hard this year is that the streets keep freezing after it snows," says Guy, a driver who's been at it for nearly 20 years. "It makes it hard to pick up snow." He continues to say...



Are the New York Rangers on the back burner? Not yet, but hey may soon be out of range.(Update)

Rangers shutout moves LA Kings one away from second Stanley Cup in three years. Los Angeles wins in New York and takes a 3-0 series edge. The Kings are just one win away from winning their second Stanley Cup in three years.

For 85 seasons, the New York Rangers hockey team has entertained fans with some of the most memorable moments in New York sporting history.

During their first 16 seasons, the Rangers missed the playoffs only once, and only twice did they fall lower than third place. By the early 1940s, the Blueshirts’ popularity contributed to the decline of the Americans, who left The Garden for Brooklyn before eventually folding in 1942. During that 16-year span in which they were one of two New York hockey teams, the Rangers won three regular-season championships, finished second five times and third on six other occasions. Rangers’ nights at The Garden became popular, attracting a ‘dinner-jacket’ crowd that often included sports figures, Broadway entertainers, New York’s society elite and City Hall politicians.

Playing at one of the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, The New York Rangers have built a storied reputation on pride, passion and tradition. Will this rich tradition continue?



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A spiritual, philosophical and religious tradition of Chinese origin that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao.

We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move.

We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that holds whatever we want.

We hammer wood for a house,
but it is the inner space
that makes it livable.

We work with being,
but non-being is what we use.

Tao Te Ching. 道德經. Dàodéjīng.

Demand Answers


If safety is supposed to be a top priority with everyone involved in road and bridge-building, then why will thousands of residents and thousands more visitors to City Island, a slice of NYC paradise and a small waterfront community on the northeastern tip of the Bronx will have to cross a new bridge without any safety pedestrian protective rails on either side?

City Island Images...


New York City journalist starts online newspaper

City Island has a new web-based paper that is updated daily by an experienced journalist.

Roberto Soto, a City Island resident for the past 15 years and the first news director of News 12 The Bronx, started City Island Images from his Fordham Street apartment about two months ago.

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NYPD has arrested a man on charges of assault as a hate crime after a 24-year-old says he was punched in the face.

Officials are now investigating whether it was part of a "knockout" assault of an unsuspecting person with one punch. The man says he overheard a group talking about it before he was attacked.

Police say the victim told them he was walking in Brooklyn around 2:45 a.m. Friday when he was struck once. He was not seriously injured.

Amrit Marajh, 28, of Brooklyn has bee arrested, along with three others who were taken into custody and were released.