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.



Does your drinking alcohol put you at risk? Guidelines for low-risk drinking are based on the average level of consumption that increases the chance of illness, injury, or death. Every human body is different but in general health risks increase at the following levels.
For men:

Excessive drinking is defined as 5 or more drinks in a short period of time, such as a 2-hour period, or

More than 14 drinks in a week.

For women and people 65 and older:

Excessive drinking is defined as 4 or more drinks in a short period of time, such as a 2-hour period, or



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



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.



AMERICA is a continent not a single country. Understand geography.

It is also called the New World, which are the combined continental landmass of the North America and South America continents in the Western Hemisphere. America covers 8.3% of the Earth's total surface area (28.4% of its land area.

Humans first settled America from Asia between 40,000 BCE and 15,000 BCE.

The first European discovery of and settlement in the Americas was by the Norse explorer Leif Ericson. However the colonization never became permanent and was later abandoned.



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

Hasta La Vista, Habana


After more than 50 years of cold war the US and Cuba are warming up and agreed to have relations.... The diplomatic kind.

US is going to lift restrictions on banking and travel. Those restrictions date all the way back to when Fidel Castro took power in Cuba during the Cold War. Obama used executive authority to dial back restrictions, but it’s still up to Congress to give the OK to lift the whole embargo.

Contact Your Representatives


Do you have a suggestion, or a solution to a local, regional, domestic, or international pressing issue? You should contact your elected politicians through social media. It's the only way to travel... The World Wide Web

A Slice of NYC Paradise


At first and most importantly, may God and Meishu-Sama bless all the people who have been severely affected by Hurricane Harvey, Irma and others to come!

Weather and climate change are all man-made according to Meishu-Sama. I will think and act virtuously for recovery in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida who may have helped New Yorkers when Hurricane Sandy hit NYC.



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