City Island Issues




Why will NYPDs top Hispanic official be leaving his top management post. First Deputy Commissioner Rafael Pineiro was reportedly asked to step down, but the question that begs to be answered is why now?

City Island Images asked NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton to explain.

Commissioner Bratton began his career in 1970 as a policeman in Boston. He has now lead six major US police departments in his distinguished career.

Pineiro, who is a Cuban-American and also lawyer, who rose to the rank of Chief before being promoted to First Deputy Commissioner.

Narcissistic and Entitled?


No one looks the way I do.
I have noticed that it’s true.
No one walks the way I walk.
No one talks the way I talk.
No one plays the way I play.
No one says the things I say.
I am special.
I am me.

Gen Y members were born between 1978 and 1997 and grew up singing that nursery song. Today many parents and psychologists wonder if songs like that were not big mistakes.



US Senate and House so called leaders pass a bill to re-open the government and raise the debt ceiling, but only for a few months.

On the 16th day of the US government shutdown, politicians in the Senate and House have finally passed a bill that would reopen the government and avert a potentially cataclysmic default on U.S. debt payments by raising the federal government's debt limit.



The city of Atlanta has become a virtual ghost town as emergency crews battle a vicious ice storm in the state capital of Georgia that had already cut off power for tens of thousands of people across a long arm of the Southeast and left the streets empty and regions covered with ice and snow.

Atlanta residents were just recuperating from another snowstorm two weeks ago after hundreds of people jammed local roads trying to get home at the same time. The ice storm this week prompted Governor Nathan Deal to declare a state of emergency for about 40 Georgia counties.



Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in the last two decades.

These trends manifest themselves in myriad ways, both in politics and in everyday life. And a new survey of 10,000 adults nationwide finds that these divisions are greatest among those who are the most engaged and active in the political process.

"Winter Dreams" by F. Scott Fitzgerald


"Winter Dreams" by F. Scott Fitzgerald :

Some of the caddies were poor as sin and lived in o
ne-room houses with a neurasthenic
cow in the front yard, but Dexter Green’s father ow
ned the second best grocery-store in Black
Bear—the best one was "The Hub," patronized by the
wealthy people from Sherry Island—and
Dexter caddied only for pocket-money.
In the fall when the days became crisp and gray, an
d the long Minnesota winter shut
down like the white lid of a box, Dexter’s skis mov
ed over the snow that hid the fairways of the

Li Fi > Wi Fi


Li-Fi is the faster, more secure cousin of Wi-Fi Wireless. The Internet is about to reach lightspeed, literally. it's 100 times faster than Wi-Fi.

You'll be hearing more about Li-Fi wireless technology that transmits high-speed data using visible light communication VLC. With scientists achieving speeds of 224 gigabits per second in the lab using Li-Fi earlier this year, the potential for this technology to change everything about the way we use the Internet is huge.