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.

No Sympathy For The Devil


After the judge signed his death warrant, Larry Nassar tried to apologize, but there was no sympathy for the devil. Could he be the nastiest of all health care physicians?

Over 150 girls, women, and their families spoke about the pain inflicted by Larry Nassar’s sexual abuses in an extraordinary, seven-day sentencing hearing for the disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor.

10 Rules of Writing


Crime novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard passed away last month at age 87.

During his 60-year career, Leonard wrote nearly 50 novels, 26 of which were adapted for television or movies. Films like Out of Sight, Get Shorty and 3:10 to Yuma all were inspired by Leonard's works.



The US Coast Guard has launched Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence.

Operation Dry Water is a year-long campaign with heightened enforcement leading up to the Fourth of July, a period known for increased boating and alcohol use.

Coast Guard boarding officers will be on the water educating boaters about the dangers of boating under the influence and detecting boaters who are impaired.

Dictator Daze


On this date in 1934, German President Paul von Hindenburg died, thereby paving the way for Adolf Hitler's total and complete takeover. On This Day: Adolf Hitler becomes dictator of Germany

Giving Tuesday


Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday... On this day, please take a moment and give all you can... Lovin', Smile, Tenderness, Kindness, Friendship, or Gimme Some Truth.

1,400 charities are launching Giving Tuesday to jump-start end-of-year giving tradition. Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Please contact your local, regional, statewide, or federal representatives and give them all hell, if they're not giving their best to US.

Spencer Davis Group - 'Gimme Some Lovin' Stereo Music Video:

John Lennon - Gimme Some Truth (Lyrics):



The Federal Communications Commission has proposed the first-ever privacy protections governing Broadband Internet Service Providers. This could become one of the biggest wins for online privacy we’ve seen in a long time.

However, the broadband carriers are putting up a fight. Big companies like Verizon and Comcast want the freedom to sell our data to the highest bidder. They are lobbying the FCC hard to weaken new rules so they can continue monitoring our data.

Respect- It's Earned, Not Given


Didn't little Donnie get enough love while growing up in NY? His parents apparently became so frustrated by their spoiled brat they sent away to military school.

Later on, he sought fame by manipulating the media and inflating his family's wealth, so he eventually got on TV. Now, since winning without the popular vote, why doesn't he get respect?

People who have a high level of self-awareness, who feel they fit into the world and how others see them, make better decisions, raise mature kids, are less likely to lie, cheat, steal and have healthier relationships.



Today is not only Sunday, but it promises to be another beautiful sunny day. HAPPY SUNDAY .

New York City residents can continue to enjoy the outdoors this weekend, as another gloriously sun-soaked Sunday is in store for NYC and the surrounding areas.

Today will be sunny, but cooler than yesterday, with a high of 59 degrees. We shouldn't see rain again until Monday, according to National Weather Service forecasters, so enjoy it while you can.

PHOTO: Kayo Takashiro

Quotes and Proverbs


Always check your facts, or you will find the truth is not always what's you'd like it to be or what you say it is. A word to the wise is sufficient definition. Intelligent people can take hints; they don't need to have everything explained to them at great length.

Donald Trump tried to use an Irish proverb and failed miserably

"A good writer of history is a guy who is suspicious. Suspicion marks the real



History clearly attributes the profound success of New York City to its ports and waterways. Rediscovering and reinventing how these same assets can be used today is what I believe this ferry service proposal represents. This proposal deserves to be tested, and it is my hope that, in partnership with your office, we can make this pilot program a reality, writes Borough President Diaz in his letter to Mayor de Blasio. Some other elected officials and organizations are joining Diaz to support the three-year pilot proposal.



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