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:


ITU Meeting Ends With Progress


Organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC-12) examined the technical, regulatory and operational aspects involved in the allocation and sharing of radio frequency in various services such as maritime and aeronautical transport and meteorology and disaster prediction.

“WRC-12 has helped define new and better ways to regulate radio services and applications, and represents a major contribution in making the world a better place for all,” said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré.



James Holmes has been convicted of murder and found guilty of killing 12 moviegoers inside an Aurora, Colorado theater in 2012.

Aurora Theater Trial: James Holmes Found Guilty of Murder http://nbcnews.to/1TFxn67 via @nbcnews

James Holmes found guilty of murder; shooter in Colorado theater massacre killed 12 people http://fw.to/gQ6RiEI

Colorado theater shooter James Holmes found guilty of murder | http://fxn.ws/1V82Qj2

James Holmes Found Guilty on All Counts in Aurora Theater Shooting Trial - ABC News http://abcn.ws/1I6TyOP via @ABC



Some say it was Sandy this year's October Surprise. This American political jargon term came about following the 1972 presidential election between Republican incumbent President Nixon and Democrat challenger George McGovern, while US was in the fourth year of negotiations to end the very long and domestically divisive Vietnam War.

Lehman Law Team Students Receive Citations


Law Team Competed Internationally in the Netherlands

Tomorrow at 9:30 a.m., Council Member James Vacca will present Lehman High School students Tiana Quattrucci, a senior, and Alban Hoxha, a junior, with New York City Council Citations for their extraordinary efforts for the Lehman Law Team.



Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, Emmett Till... Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement". Celebrate Rosa as she wanted to be remembered. "I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people."

1913Rosa Louis McCauley born in Tuskegee, Alabama
1931Rosa becomes highly active in defending the Scottsboro Boys
1932Rosa Louis McCauley weds Raymond Parks

Driving Me Safely


Not Driving Miss Daisy, but driving me safely... If you are ready to buy a car, take a look at the following.
Consumer Reports' Annual Brand Reports features 30 brands ranked by the publication's staff based on the scores earned by their vehicles after testing conducted at their Auto Test Center in Connecticut.

The top ten is dominated by Asian and European brands. http://web.consumerreports.org/cars/v1.html?EXTKEY=SG72CR0&gclid=CjwKEAi...

Immigration Reform Affects Over 17 Million in US


According to Pew Research figures, there are 11.1 million immigrants living illegally in the U.S. This is the group for whom proposed legislation would provide a path to citizenship for most.

If the cutoff date for being in this country is Dec. 31, 2011, then based on their latest published estimates for March 2011, all 11 million would be eligible to apply. Pew does not know how many will apply and certainly not all will qualify because there are other requirements beyond just having been in the country.



What do you think? It was truly a historic moment as President Barack Obama voiced support for same-sex marriage, thereby becoming the first sitting commander-in-chief to do so.

Over the years, he mentioned his views on the issue were "evolving," but never expressed outright open support—just the belief that gays and lesbians should have access to the same civil rights as married couples.

What do you think? Will it gain him additional support, or will it hurt his chances for re-election?



Rookie wrongs lead to civil wrongs. The decission of placing the least experienced police officers into the most dangerous neighborhoods should be reconsidered.

Unfortunately, it is a time-honored practice that has tragic consequences, both for the young cops and for the people they are sworn to protect and for the inexperienced young cops.

Veterans with seniority rights move to the relative safe neighborhoods while their newer counterparts face the brunt of battle. It has happened once again in Oklahoma and then in N. Carolina.

JFK Turtles Had One Thing on Their Mind


JFK Departing airlines had to delay their flights as a result of a turtle mating ritual. These turtles had one thing on their mind as their sex-crazed shells crawled across the runway at Kennedy Airport this morning and across the steamy hot tarmac heading for their seasonal breeding grounds.

According to FAA officials, runway 4L was shut down starting about 9:30 a.m. Port Authority workers were still working an hour later to move the slowpokes to safer ground.

They things they do for love-making.