City Island Issues




August 15 annually celebrates a day that is looked forward to by many people across the world, it is Relaxation Day. This day is set aside to slow down, unwind and relax. Slow down… breath, and unwind.

Today is Relaxation Day, which about winding down and just taking it easy.



The next Meeting of the City Island Civic Association takes place on Tuesday, May 29th at 7:30pm at 190 Fordham Street. Your input and attendance are welcomed.

The special guest speaker will be Captain Russell Green of the 45th Precinct. Captain Green has been tremendously helpful dealing with crime issues on City Island. He will also address traffic enforcement plans for the summer months. Please keep in mind, enforcement applies to all, visitors and residents, equally.



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.”



Actor Ronald Reagan was elected US President, as well as fellow thespian Arnold Schwarzenegger and celebrity wrestler Jessee Ventura Governors of California and Minnesota, respectively.

The parade of celebrity political pundits dates back to Charles Lindbergh, who used to pal around with Hermann Göring back in the 1930's. Jane Fonda once inspected North Vietnamese gun placements during the war in the 60's. And others may want to trace the history of celebrity advocacy back as far as John Wilkes Booth, who shot Abraham Lincoln.

Empathy Education


Always Listen, Open Up, Offer Affection, Focus Outward, Withhold Judgement, Offer Help.

Become Interested, Volunteer and Help, Challenge Prejudices, Use Imagination, and Respect.

Do not get discouraged, showing empathy takes repetition to make it a habit.

Avoid "why" questions because this comes across as accusatory.

Others can see through insincerity and your relationship could end.

How to Close the Empathy Gap | For Parents | US News



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.

US stakes in midterm elections


Although some will move from shutdown villains to Congressional royalty, there is more than control of Congress at stake when US voters go to the polls today. Americans will vote in 36 gubernatorial races, they will elect thousands of state officials and have their say in about 140 statewide referendums. Voters who sit out some elections, but vote today could be playing a vital role by helping to keep our democracy on track.