City Island Issues




Why is NYC's Mayor planning to raise water fees once again?

There was the 5.6% rate hike this summer and a 7% increase the previous year.

NYC water bills have increased 78% since 2005, with double-digit annual increases in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

The city took in a record $3.3 billion in water invoices during the fiscal year that just ended. This is a whopping increase from the $2.1 billion collected in 2008.

Why are these water fees so high? Are NYC businesses and residents being soaked?

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NYCDOT says it is committed to completing this project, while keeping City Islanders informed during all stages. DOT has assigned a community liaison officer to answer any construction related inquires you may have.

The group has named Huáscar Robles of Zetlin Strategic Communications. Zetlin says they will soon begin work on two of NYCDEP's signature projects, so stay tuned for more information as these projects kick off. The group specializes in...

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Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.
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Scientists have reportedly reached a breakthrough in their search for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, who was a Spanish novelist, a poet, and a brilliant playwright.

His remains were recently found inside a Madrid convent, where the author of "Don Quixote" was buried in 1616. Their investigation to identify the Barefoot Brother of The Holy Trinity focused on Madrid's historic Barrio de Las Letras, or Literary Quarter, which began last year and 400 years after his demise.

Freedom of Oppressed?


The Turks did not read the writing on their walls. Now the harsh crackdown is underway. Turkish authorities should release and drop charges against 48 journalists that police have detained as part of a sweeping purge of the media.

According to the independent news website P24, the 88 journalists for whom arrest warrants were issued are part of the reaction to the July 15 military coup attempt that left more than 200 people dead.