City Island Issues


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.



NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has declared a state of emergency as a major winter storm moves across the New York City metropolitan area.

The State of Emergency covers the following counties: Suffolk, Nassau, Richmond, Kings, Queens, New York, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland.

Cuomo also activated the State Emergency Operations Center to monitor the major winter storm that is expected to bring moderate to heavy snow and strong winds to Long Island, New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley, and usher in extremely cold temperatures statewide.



There appears to be a growing amount of concern on the part of many people about the future plans to build a new City Island Bridge.

Thousands of visitors board the City Island trolley at Pelham Bay Station, others drive over in their private vehicles, or travel to the island via MTA buses and let's not forget the nearly 5 thousand residents who live on the island.

Welcome Winter Solstice


Winter Solstice has finally arrived. Nothing but increasingly longer days. The Yule time is upon us.

This happens to be the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and the longest day in the southern. This occurs annually between Dec. 20-23 when the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees.

J. HOPKINS: Winter Solstice - Rebirth of Purpose (+playlist):

Italian Hospital Society Latest Developments


Despite on and off objections and following multiple meetings, The Italian Hospital Society’s proposed senior-housing facility is finally moving forward and will now begin their long anticipated project, full speed ahead.

City Island Real Estate Broker Jacqueline Kyle Kall, Real Estate Broker and owner operator of Port of Kall Realty tells City Island Images that she is delighted with this new development, which sale she has represented.



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Manning Up?


It's a Chelsea mourning, as pushback increases after President Obama commuted the 35-year federal sentence of Chelsea Manning. He is the Army analyst convicted of leaking secret intelligence documents.

The high-profile prisoner, who announced he was transgender following his sentencing in 2013, is set to be freed in May.



If there was ever one thing that Republicans and Democrats have in common, it's that they can be split on issues within their respective parties. And that would be the case for both parties when it come to Intellectual Property and Privacy on the Internet. If you get onto the GOP website and read their Party Platforms, you will find two sections that are centered on the internet. The first section, labeled "Protecting Internet Freedom", is a paragraph at is quite vague. They talk about how the internet has helped fuel new innovation more than any other technological advancement.



The National Football League has issued yet another highly publicized penalty, this time against Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games of the season, and it fined the New England Patriots $1 million. The league also took away two draft picks as punishment for deflating footballs, which were used in the AFC title game.

Flood Safety Awareness Week


Every year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard. The main reason is people underestimate the force and power of water. More than half of all flood related deaths result from vehicles being swept downstream.