City Island Issues




Aurora Borealis could be visible in much of Canada, northern US. This is a powerful solar flare that is shaking up the Earth's magnetic field, producing a light show in the sky for much of North America.

U.S. space weather forecasters have been tracking an even where the sun shot out a strong solar flare late Tuesday, which is now expected to arrive at Earth early Thursday. It should shake up Earth's magnetic field and expand the Aurora Borealis south.

Officials suggest the best viewing should probably be Thursday evening, weather permitting.

This solar storm is diverting airline flights around the poles and may even go as far as disrupting GPS positioning devices, according to forecasters.;_ylt=A2KLqIKXTs9SzHgAHcz7w8QF;_ylu=X3...



Just when many thought Sterling had said enough, the foul mouthed team owner has decided to once again speak angrily because he claims Magic has done something wrong.

In a classic foot in mouth, Sterling apologized for his comments in an interview on CNN and said that he was “asking for forgiveness.”



We are pleased show and tell anyone who is interested that to be a good journalist, we must not only follow the 5 W's, but also listen and learn how to produce a well crafted story.

We should question everything, Why don't journalists ask why over and over? Who, what, when, where and why are the five most basic questions to ask when gathering information. To create meaningful content, a more specific question to ask is “Why should we care?”

Open-ended questions that we truly do not know the answers to are the best questions to ask. These should be clean and simple.

Weather Disturbances


For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

An extra tropical low pressure system centered about 425 miles west-
southwest of Bermuda is producing a large area of gale force winds
and maximum winds of 60 to 65 mph. Environmental conditions are not
expected to be conducive for subtropical or tropical cyclone
formation through the weekend while the low moves east-northeastward
into the central Atlantic Ocean. However, conditions could become
conducive for this system to acquire some subtropical
characteristics while it moves east-southeastward into the eastern



City Island weather forecast provided by NOAA and shows the weather summary plus detailed sun, rain, snow, wind and temperature. The weather forecast extends out showing information for morning, afternoon and overnight. City Island is 20 ft above sea level at the distance of 11 miles from Manhattan.

Saturday Mostly sunny, high 68. Light and variable wind blowing west 5 to 8 mph for afternoon.
Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Northwest wind around 8 mph.
Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 48. North wind 14 to 16 mph.



There is no stopping Tutor Perini Corporation. The civil and building construction company, which is building City Island's new hundred plus million dollar bridge has announced four new projects in New York City for its subsidiary, WDF, Inc., collectively valued at more than $145 million. WDF is a leading specialty contractor in the New York region, providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems design and construction services to government agencies and commercial clients.

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Haaren Hall Renovation Project



US Representative Charles Rangel has once again shown those non believers, this time including Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, by winning renomination in yesterday's Democratic Primary in New York's 13th Congressional District.

Rangel won 47.4 percent of the vote, over his top opponent Adriano Espaillat, who won 43.6 percent. Espaillat was being supported by Diaz, but the voters saw through the political smoke screen and cleared the air inside the polls.



The best culinary advice from an expert is plain and simple. Never east on the plane. Arrive alive and hungry to taste the local delicacies.

He's not alone in dishing out fine dining advice. Food is the energy for the body and soul.

Anthony Bourdain on the one type of food you should never eat via @TIME

10 Everyday Foods That Are Slowly Killing You

25 Fattening Foods to Avoid,,20307363,00.html via @goodhealth

Last CICA 2011 Meeting


The November Meeting of the City Island Civic Association will take place on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. at 190 Fordham Street. We welcome your input and attendance and we need your help.

As always, we will have 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.



Fifty-Three years ago this day, Friday, December 16th 1960 marked the beginning of what was to become a grim week for man-made disasters and mishaps in the New York Metropolitan Area.