City Island Issues




Webcams can be found everywhere. They are on the streets, sidewalks, beaches, inside stores, amusement parks, restaurants, bars, they're all around us and also available in midtown City Island.

After all, webcams are nothing new. There are now millions streaming live, compared to the 500 or so that were around in the mid-1990s.

City Island Images provides a live video streaming camera just for you to view 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.



TODAY is the 44th anniversary of EARTH DAY and over a billion people worldwide are expected to be celebrating their day of action.

Earth Day focuses on green cities to discuss the impact of more and more people migrating to large metropolitan areas to live in.

Earth Day should be everyday, where folks take time to embrace ecology and reduce pollution, plant some trees planting and take time to soak up nature, while reading a great book about the universe.



National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell may have not only dropped the ball, but there may also be a red flag in the case of running back Ray Rice, who was seen in a video punching his then girlfriend.

His unacceptable defensive move has been that he had not seen the offensive video clips, which TMZ and The AP have reported on. As a result, Rice is out of a job for the tie being and an increasing number of critics think National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell should be next. NFL = Not Female Love?

NFL had Ray Rice video in April via @nypost

International Education Week


As we celebrate the 16th Annual International Education Week, a joint initiative of the US Department of State and Department of Education. As noted on the Department of State website, International Education Week is "an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide" and helps us to prepare for "a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States."

Given the recent and tragic events in Paris, the importance of initiatives such as International Education Week is underscored. At its core, International Education is about the building of bridges between people and cultures for mutual understanding, discussion, and dialogue.

CITY IMAGES hopes that all of you will be able to encourage each and every student to participate, and look forward to growing our International Education Week in the coming years and appreciate your continued support.

Trouble Ahead Trouble Behind


President Trump leaves for an international tour, but an reenergized Russia investigation could spell big trouble ahead and no tweet, or name calling will changes things. Trump calls naming of special counsel a 'witch hunt'

A former FBI Director now has full power to prosecute and with bipartisan support.
Former FBI chief Mueller appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties



Our coastal area may experience a wet and wild couple of days as Tropical Storm Karen begins to move up the East Coast.

Once Karen makes landfall near the Gulf Coast, that moisture could be forced east by a cold front guiding Winter Storm Atlas, which is located to the west and thereby soaking our area.

Experts said the storm could briefly reach a Category 1 hurricane strength but should make landfall as a tropical storm and continue to weaken as it moves northeast.

According to limited information provided by the National Weather Service, there is a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight A slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then rain likely after midnight. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 11 to 14 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tuesday A chance of showers before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. North wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.



If you really and truly love snow, then your in for another treat. However if you do not, then it does not look like it's going to get any better, with the heavy ice on the roads. So far we've had over 40 inches of snow and there is more on the way.

Light snow likely this afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.



NY State officials are spending millions in road safety improvements. A total of $75.6 million in federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funding includes 33 projects to enhance mobility and safety on roadways across the state.

Projects for this highway safety funding are selected through a competitive process designed to support initiatives that have the greatest ability to reduce traffic fatalities and severe injuries. The following list includes neighborhood projects and our surrounding areas.

New York City



As voters we have more power over our country than we think. We must not be influenced into thinking what our politicians want us to think.

1) We must be willing to invest in building and electing politicians that have the best interest of the middle class. We need to build and support our own PAC's. It will take investing, but we are already leveraging credit and working endless hours to survive.



The Speaker of The US House of Representatives apparently speaks only for himself. He says something one way and then gets no respect or support the next day.

Paul Ryan spoke against the GOP candidate and now he's going to speak on his behalf. Paul puts his foot inside his mouth all too often. He has lost his clout and is not "Politically Poor Paul."

Paul Ryan will be walking a tightrope at next week’s GOP convention, Gerald F. Seib writes via @WSJ