D & D


CITY ISLAND IMAGES wishes to congratulate all who participated at Orchard Beach's Down & Dirty.

The Merrell Down & Dirty presented by Subaru returned to New York City yesterday. This benefit race in the mud included a partnership with Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude sends care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and on Naval ships at sea! and much more!

It was an amazing race day in Pelham Bay Park! The 2013 results are in! Click here to view your race:




Previous estimates had the number of trees in the world at around 400 billion, but a new study proves otherwise that the actual number of trees Earth has at present is about eight times that number.

Earth Has 3 Trillion Trees; New Study Updates Figure to Aid Future Research Projects : Science : University Herald: http://www.universityherald.com/articles/23163/20150903/earth-has-3-tril...

Global count reaches 3 trillion trees http://www.nature.com/news/global-count-reaches-3-trillion-trees-1.18287



The man who made 60 Minutes a television success died last night at age 93. Mike Wallace was an American broadcast pioneer

CBS TV plans to acknowledge Mr. Wallace’s death on “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, but programming was delayed by MASTERS golf championship playoffs. Network officials now plan to dedicate a special 60 Minutes edition to celebrate the life of Mike Wallace on April 15.

The one week postponement will give CBS more time to prepare a very special program for this TV icon.

Panama Papers


Six years ago, US government officials created a weapon to uncover money in offshore accounts. Under FATCA-T Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, foreign financial institutions are required to report U.S. clients they suspect of trying to conceal assets, but do they?

How a US president and JP Morgan made Panama: and turned it into a tax haven http://trib.al/xsN2NP9

For U.S. tax cheats, Panama Papers reveal a perilous new world http://wpo.st/nbPT1

How the Panama Papers traveled from encrypted drives to Amazon's cloud http://onforb.es/1qsGrlw



A couple of hundred of Adolfo Carrión, Jr. closest friends and political supporters gathered at Bronx Museum tonight as he formally launched his campaign for Mayor of the City of New York, representing the independent party.

Carrion will now compete against whoever the Democrats and Republicans choose for their nominees. Not too long ago, Mr. Carrion switched his party affiliation from Democrat to independent, thus making him the anti Bloomberg.

RIP Robin Gibb


62 year old Robin Gibb Bee has died following a lengthy battle with cancer.

The British born British-born Gibb's musical career began when he formed the Bee Gees with his brothers Barry and Maurice back in 1958.

Out of the four brothers, only Barry has managed to survive. The Bee Gees are among the largest-selling groups of all time with hits spanning over six decades including favorites like: Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Massachusetts, Night Fever and Tragedy.





Inspired by the top photo from Mothers Day, 1975 "COLOR ME MOM" updates four generations of mothers and daughters as they re-define love, strength, hope, and the courage to work hard and succeed...

The eldest lady, aka Great grandmother Fefa came from Cuba fleeing communism and seeking a better life for her daughter, aka Grandmother Tita and granddaughter, Ele.

Fefa's decision was not only wise, but as it turns out... Extremely successful.

Ele married Bob and named their their first daughter Natasha. She eventually married Charlie and is now is not only a beautiful wife, but also the loving mother of four healthy, bright and gorgeous children, Elena, Chloe, Sophia and Parker but a thriving business woman as well.

Ele and Bob had a second daughter who they named Sabrina. She is married to the media and is not only a successful TV personality, but an internationally renowned interior designer.

Happy Mothers day to Fefa in heaven, Tita who is unfortunately in poor health. Ele and Natasha are living in California happy together.



Cuba's Communist dictator is dead. The revolutionary who rose to power and became a fierce caudillo has died, his brother and current President Raul Castro announced Friday night to state media.

Fidel and his brother Raul managed to turn the pearl of the Antilles into a third world island where no one but themselves could thrive, while million fled and thousands died trying to leave Cuba.



For the second month in a row, another religious pastor has announced her departure from City Island. This time it's Mother Patty from Grace Episcopal Church at 104 City Island Avenue. Mother Patty tells City Island Images that her last service will be on July 31 and she will then go on vacation.

Mother Patty has accepted an offer at St. Andrew's Episcopal School, which is located at 8804 Postoak Road Potomac, MD 20854-3553 (301) 983-5200. She will serve as the new pastor at the K-12 religious school, as well as teach academic courses.

JOURNALISM- Past, Present and Future


News breaks every day, not once a month and we know that readers like their news fresh, fast and accurate.

The first newspaper was Publick Occurrences. It was published in Boston back in 1690. Today, more than three centuries later, we have more than 1400 dailies in this country, with the two largest The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, which claim circulations exceeding two million each.

This Week in History


This Week in History, Jun 24 - Jun 30

Jun 24, 1997
U.S. Air Force reports on Roswell. U.S. Air Force officials release an official report dismissing long-standing claims of an alien spacecraft crash in Roswell, New Mexico, almost exactly 50 years earlier.

Jun 25, 1876
Battle of Little Bighorn. Native American forces led by Chiefs Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse defeat the U.S. Army troops of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer in a bloody battle near southern Montana's Little Bighorn River.

Jun 26, 1948