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!!!

New York City Violence


Violent incidents, including series of random slashing has many c0ommuters on edge. Recent victims include cops shot, a grandmother slashed on the subway, a man stabbed in broad daylight in the East Village... etc.

In the coming weeks, New Yorkers are seeing extra uniformed officers at subway stations and strategic locations across the city.

De Blasio makes speech as 2 cops are shot nearby in Bronx

Woman Stabbed With 'Needle' On New York Subway



With just one week to go before the Federal Communications Commission votes on Net Neutrality, cable companies are engaging in some last-ditch efforts to have FCC vote their way.

A key House subcommittee that deals with Internet issues is holding a hearing just one day before the FCC vote on the future for millions of people, who have been fighting for Net Neutrality. This is just another attempt to politicize a nonpartisan issue.

Please contact the committee members and tell them that millions of people support the FCC Plan.

Nightmare On Pain Street


There are only a few more days folks. This has been the most toxic US Camp Pain in modern history, where one unqualified candidate has managed to insult hundreds of individuals, groups, and organizations, including his own political party. What if we were to wake up on November 9th to a risky, out of control president, or another recount?

This family is full of questionable actions and contradictions. Yesterday Donald's former nude model wife ( )

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

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.



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