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!!!

Living Longer


There are basic rules to help us live longer from my point of view.

Be Inquisitive:
Trying to learn something new every day can be problem-solving: digging into a book, scientific research or news articles or asking questions and actually listening to the answers requires cognitive muscles.

Eat Plants and Vegetables:
Replacing meats with fruits and vegetables can go a long way toward slashing calories in a more satisfying way to stay alive longer.

Keep A Positive Attitude:



Browse a bookstore's classics section and you're bound to read a preponderance of books by dead white rich men. These books are pretty great, but the NY Writers Coalition has dedicated itself to making sure an even wider and greater variety of voices is heard.

Welcome, Writers and Bloggers


If you’re a student, a blogger, or a wannabe writer that wishes to express yourself outside your personal social media network, CITY IMAGES may be just the perfect site. We've received over a hundred thousand visits so far.

I like to think of CIMAGES as a news and information blog. Better than any description, please take a closer look at the website for the type of content which occurs here. We are celebrating our fourth anniversary with analytic.



Once the infamous Islamic State terrorist known as Jihadi John was unmasked as the executor Mohammed Emwazi. journalists found a photo of him from his days at the University of Westminster in London.

Unfortunately, Emwazi was wearing a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball hat. Their official response was "It is absolutely sickening to everyone within the Pirates organization, our great fans, to see this murderer wearing a Pirates cap in this old photo."

We'll take it one step further and add that he is not even worthy of cleaning the Pittsburgh Pirates, locker-rooms.



Just in time for the holidays, scientists have announced the findings of a new study which points towards the benefits of chocolate.

This, according to researchers at MSLS Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study of aging, cardiovascular disease and cognitive performance has had its home in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maine since 1976. Participants of the study include persons of all adult ages.

The study suggests that chocolate makes consumers smarter. This bit of sweet and smart news will please my lovely wife will surely capitalize on these findings.



Since the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks, several deficiencies have surfaced in NYC’s emergency response system.

As part of a broad overhaul of the city’s communications network, the Department of Design and Construction is building a new 911 call center in the Bronx on a site adjacent to the Hutchinson River Parkway.

This Public Safety Answering Center will provide a robust facility for managing tragedies large and small.



With the camp pain season well underway, CITY IMAGES suggests that all candidates stop lying. We must insist that all public servants start telling the truth. One candidate says he plans to change the world. Why do we continue to allow public servants to habitually lie to US?

While listening to someone, who you think may be lying, you could have difficulty focusing on the conversion, and begin wondering how you can trust them.

Human beings have instincts for detecting liars, however this is often overridden by our conscious minds.

NYC High-speed Wi-Fi Kiosks


High speed service in Manhattan and outer boroughs are going to be installed for free Wi-Fi in payphone locations across NYC. But what about the security? How safe will these kiosks be from hackers?

The was plan was unanimously approved by the Franchise & Concession Review Committee and it moves 400 high-speed Wi-Fi kiosks from Manhattan into The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.



JFK's handwritten letter to Mary Pinchot Meyer has surfaced after many years. The scandalous love letter may be auctioned for about $30K.

A Scandalous Love Letter From JFK to His Mistress Has Been Unearthed



Epidemiological studies have consistently shown an association between particulate air pollution and not only it exacerbates illness in people with respiratory disease but also rises in the numbers of deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory disease among older adults.

Everyone on earth knows that air pollution is hazardous to health. The effects of air pollution is having a devastating impact on our health and the environment. Here are interesting ways to analyze how air pollution is gradually causing so many deaths worldwide.



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