City Island Issues




Another winter storm is headed this way: Being prepared is a MUST.

Winter storms sometimes result with millions left without power, heat, or fresh running water. Making preparations before a winter storm is extremely important, since these leave dangerous roads and conditions in their paths.

The National Weather Service says the NYC metropolitan area will get hit late Wednesday night through Thursday night. There is a chance that we will get up to eight inches of snow, and possibly mixing with rain on Thursday.



New York officials have announced that 54 additional scour-critical bridges have progressed to the next stage for federal action through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. This follows the Governor’s call for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to review the initial round of 51 bridges on May 8, 2014 (view here) and completes New York State’s request for support for the complete 105-bridge program. The total cost of the program will be $518 million.

N-O-B: YES or NO?


Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, lets call him N, he told US Congress that he does not support any nuclear deals with Iran and USA. What do Americans say about Netanyahu's visit to US? (+video)

Liberty and Justice For All


We have no political affiliation but CITY IMAGES does firmly stand against violence, rising health-care costs, falling employment rates and politically divisive rhetoric.

The USA needs leaders who will continue to embrace the ideals that established: freedom of the press, openness to newcomers, equality of opportunity, public investments in research, infrastructure, and respect for everyone. This country became great by welcoming all cultures, races, religions and nationalities.

British Bicultural Bride


Besides being a British bicultural bride Meghan Markle was previously married.

Prince Harry is engaged. The longtime party animal along with his British playboy persona. His fiancé is a divorced media darling of biracial American parents.

The reportedly happy couple plan to marry inside the palace in May. We’ve learned that Prince Harry designed their engagement ring, which includes diamonds belonging to Princess Diana.

‪BBC News - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to wed in Windsor on May‬

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Announce Their Wedding



The September Meeting of the City Island Civic Association will take place on Tuesday, September 27th, at 7:30 p.m. at 190 Fordham Street. We welcome your input and attendance and we need your help.

There is no guest scheduled to speak.

Updates from our officers, committee reports on Crime, Development, Quality of Life and Traffic, and an open public forum for residents to address their grievances.

We will update members on nominations for important officer positions for First Vice President, Treasurer, and Corresponding Secretary.



Back in 1931 NYC construction workers lined up for their pay checks standing next to the first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

The Christmas tree went on to become an icon and an annual tradition and a New York landmark.

This afternoon, four blocks around Rockefeller Center will be closed to cars and filled with barricades.

As Fifth and Sixth Avenues shut down, traffic will be pushed from avenue to avenue.

With 48th to 52nd Streets closed, the 40s and 50s will be virtually full of folks and impassable.



Honoring those who proudly served in the US Military is a project that 75 year old City Islander Jimmy Mullarkey takes very seriously. The objective is to provide in a dignified fashion, and arrange funerals for veterans who are considered indigent, but have nevertheless defended our nation.

Upon family's request, the law requires that every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, to include folding and presenting the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps.



This is the sixth United Nations facility to be hit since the Gaza conflict began and it is unacceptable under international law, according to UN officials.

The Israeli military continues to strike Gaza as troops continue redeploying. UN says nearly two thousand Palestinians have been killed and almost ten thousand injured and Israel has less than one hundred, since the conflict began more than three weeks ago.

BBC News - Gaza crisis: Deadly strike 'at UN school in Rafah'



Global efforts to stop human trafficking continue to gain support. The Department of State’s Office has increased the monitoring and combating of trafficking in persons, which is headed by Acting Director Kari Johnstone. The effort leads the United States' global engagement against human trafficking, an umbrella term used to describe the activities involved when someone obtains or holds a person in compelled service.

Here us what individuals can do: