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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:

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UN URGES ELIMINATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

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Marking the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged countries to work together to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons and stressed the importance of honoring victims and survivors by sharing their stories with new generations.

“The tragedy in Hiroshima decades ago continues to resonate today,” Mr. Ban said in a message to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony, honoring those killed when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city on 6 August 1945, during the closing stages of the Second World War.

GREEK CRISIS SIMMERS

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As European leaders increase their efforts to reach a deal over the Greek debt crisis before an emergency Brussels summit to break the financial deadlock, French President Francois Hollande says everything must be done to keep Greece in the eurozone.

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras set out new proposals in a bid to prevent a default on a €1.6bn (£1.1bn) IMF loan. Greece must repay the loan by the end of June or risk crashing out of the single currency and possibly the EU.

Greece: Judgment day is here http://cnb.cx/1K6aXZU

GREEN JOBS/ GREEN NEW YORK

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Tomorrow, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will join Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC), NYSERDA, and environmental group Sustainable South Bronx will launch the Green Jobs/Green New York Bronx Outreach Program (GJ/GNY-Bronx).

The goal of the GJGNY-BX Program is to reduce energy usage in Bronx buildings and lower energy costs for Bronx home and building owners.

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U.S. AMBASSADOR KILLED IN LIBYA. Also, Embassy Protests Hit Cairo.
Anger over a film attacking the Prophet Muhammad prompts US to increase security as it spreads to Cairo, where a mob scales the walls of the U.S. Embassy.

SEPTEMBER 11: YEARS LATER. Is USA Ready To Move On?
9/11 remembrances have taken a much lower-key approach 11 year after the milestone of the 10th anniversary.

THE FED'S NEXT STEP. The Financial World Leaders Watching.
In effort to invigorate the U.S. economy, another round of bond purchases - called quantitative easing - could be announced this week.

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BULL IN CHINA SHOP
The Chinese are hurting with plummeting stocks, a falling currency, North Korea and way more...etc.

SECONDHAND SMOKE HURTS
International efforts are necessary to expand global smoke-free zones.

DAVID BOWIE DIES
He dies from Cancer and at 69 on Friday, the same day he released a new album called "Blackstar."

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
US Supreme Court may deal a blow to the nation's public employee unions while dating back four decades.

World Trade Center Site Accident

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At the NYC site of tower 4, a 35-foot steel column fell off a crane this morning at the World Trade Center and crushed a vehicle on the site. This accident has caused a partial shutdown of construction.

This occurred around 10 this morning with only one minor injury reported. A fortunate construction worker slipped and fell while running near the fallen steel. Luckily, this 16-acre site was cordoned off while crews continue rebuild. The only area open to the public is the memorial, which was unveiled in September.

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City Island Power Failures

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In City Island, NY the electricity was back on and then quickly went off less than two hours earlier today. WARNING DRIVERS: Some City Islanders were lining up for hours at the pump to get gas. NYC officials are asking to please stay away from city beaches and waterways.

ConEdison says they are working on this and many other areas after many downed trees have cause power failures all over the area.

ConEd says the water damage to the substation on 14th Street and Avenue C in lower Manhattan dims the outlook for restoring power to areas that have lost it.

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Negative GOP Rhetoric

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#ChasingCleveland The Donald's speech made no specific references to hope, spoke very little about freedoms, and only offered a scary Trump version of reality, which was at times opposing the Republican Party political platform.

At times, his fiery speech sounded paranoid, and as usual very short on specifics. America is not in decline and those watching said he sounded like a banana republic dictator

P.S. 102 becomes City Island’s Fourth Designation

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At the Council’s Stated Meeting on Wednesday, March 28, the Council voted unanimously in favor of designating the City Island Nautical Museum, the former P.S. 102 and P.S. 17 City Island School, as a New York City Landmark.

WEATHER ADVISORY

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Severe thunderstorms, whirling Winds are expected tonight, according to forecasters. Potentially violent thunderstorms are expected to thrash the NY,NJ,CT area tonight and the severe weather could bring tornadoes toward the coast.

The dense fog that covers this region early Wednesday, creating some airport and other traffic delays, is expected to break up by later this morning, giving way to scattered showers and thunderstorms west of the city.