Citizens Soap Box


City Images wishes to know what's on your mind... Speak up, citizens!

This originates from the days when individuals would stand on a wooden crate used for shipment of soap or any other dry goods from a manufacturer to a distributor.

So, we want to know what's bugging you? Write to your heart's content.

What's keeping you up at night and worth sharing with the online community?

The truth is many of our leaders don’t know enough about what we want and need. Your stories help them better understand the value of the taxes you and your families pay to support your area.

We’ve already sent multiple messages to our elected leaders. And each time you send legislators your thoughts, they get the message: we want fair and clear rules for all our citizens.

Now, it’s your turn to make your voice be HEARD!!!

Donald Trump gets to treat everyone around him, from his aides to the press to the people targeted by his policies, as his own personal punching bag because he’s never been confronted with anyone more powerful than he is who punches back.

Shame on You: WEINERS


These two Weiners' expiration dates have passed and now appear to be ready to serve phoney baloney to anyone who will buy into it.

Watching them is like viewing an old Jerry Springer rerun. These two are trying to claw their way into public office.

New York City voters will never elect this guy to be their pubic servant... Imagine him texting, while working as Mayor?

These two take the "fun" out of the term dysfunctional couple. He does not have a real job and he is asking NYC voters to trust him with the keys to City Hall. What is he thinking?



The oppressive heat killed more than 1,400 people so far and will likely continue for several more days.

The nation's fourth largest city is vulnerable to flooding, and control efforts are offset by population explosion.

Anti-corruption shakes the soccer world as planned for the sport's governing body's annual gathering in Zurich.

Jeb Bush has served over a dozen companies and nonprofits, while earning him millions of dollars.


Mess Transit


Any person in NYC who travels some distance to work, or school on a regular basis is considered a regular traveler, passenger; straphanger a daily commuter who're calling it their Summer of Hell, Mess Transit, State of Confusion, etc.

Commuter complaints few as Penn Station repairs begin

Penn Station work means subway overcrowding in Brooklyn, Queens, advocates say



It has now been about a week since running back Ray Rice was indefinitely suspended from the National Football League for punching and knocking out his then-fiancee and believe it or not, now-wife inside a hotel elevator, back in February.

Truth Telling and Fact Checking


First, they support the idea, then they do not. They will say one thing today and reverse themselves tomorrow. How can a flim-flam flash in the pan can be trusted to keep their word?

Some people flip flop because they fear anyone knowing who they are, what they think, and others just can't help it. Are they friend, or foes? A true friend will always speak the truth, even if it hurts.

Truth and justice in the American way. Lies will continue to tear US apart.

Donald Trump's file

Sex Crimes


This is an old problem which repeatedly surfaces, but this time there are even more allegations and accusations than ever that are being hurled at politicians, and celebrities alike as victims decide to speak out against the famous and infamous.

We are a nation of laws and there are many issues to consider. Perhaps we should demand our public servants pass a law waiving the statute of limitations, retroactively, for all cases of sex abuse.

Online Writing Group


Winter may be stubbornly hanging in there, but believe it or not, Spring has sprung and Summer is right around the corner. Do you have a desire to write those cold wrongs?

We've decided to host a writing group on our blog... As with any writing group, the goal here is to use mild social pressure to help our writing process along. All we need is a blog. CITY IMAGES.

We're asking all participants to introduce themselves, and to lay out what they enjoy writing about and what they hope to get accomplished? Write below, or e-mail to

Reach out...


The White House working weekend is chock full of dialing for friends with President Trump making phone calls and reaching out to world leaders.

Trump will be calling Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President François Hollande Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and last, but not least, the Bromance intensifies as Trump calls his hero Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Elected vs Selected


An unqualified individual can be elected without the popular vote. We have seen this time and again in our democracy. When someone is selected, it usually signifies they're the very best person available for the job.

Donald John Trump was born June 14, 1946, and 70 years later won the election while losing the popular vote. However, he currently is the 45th and current President of the United States. #POTUS has been in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and became famous by an NBC TV Show.



It's official - One World Trade Center, which rises above the lower Manhattan skyline in New York City is the tallest building in the USA. It measures 1,368 feet without its decorative spire, which adds 409 feet making it 1776 feet tall.

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which is the official arbiters of all things architectural, says that the 409-foot antenna atop 1 WTC counts toward the building's full height.



Is the poem the only one in the Citizens' Soap Box? Where are the rest, if any?


Dear Lady standing by the sea
You are a welcome sight to see
I have left the walls and shores of tyranny
And now I gaze at thee
You stand so tall for all to see
Your burning torch lights up the night
So all can see your Crown of Liberty
We who have come from across the sea
Stand on crowded decks to gaze at thee
I know that if by chance you gaze at me
My only wish is to be free
Dear Lady standing by the sea.

By City Islander Jim Mullarkey
82nd Airborne Division