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:




This snow and sleet turned into rain and winds, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Today expect more rain before noon. High near 47. Northeast wind 7 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. West wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 44. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 20 mph.



The Donald is going to visit his roots, but the locals are looking at this visit as more like a root canal. The Tripping Up Trump group is welcoming their native son of a few Golf Tees to Scotland with a Mexican flag propped up near his outer course.

Trump heads to Scotland on the heels of the most unforgiving weeks of his presidential bid: http://cnn.it/2919LIx

Steve Bell on Donald Trump's Scotland visit – cartoon http://gu.com/p/4mtqn/stw

Trump Scotland visit to dredge up controversies @CNNPolitics http://cnn.it/28PzJOi



Feds slam the breaks on 26 bus operations, which regularly transported more than 1,800 passengers every day along Interstate 95. These trips between New York and Florida have now been been halted for safety violations in our government's largest single safety crackdown of the motor coach industry.



New developments have surfaced concerning Donald Trump's mysterious tax returns, which an investigative journalist anonymously received in te mail.

Donald Trump's 2005 federal tax returns revealed on 'The Rachel Maddow Show' http://cnb.cx/2mXFXpd

Analysis | The White House says Trump's tax return was 'illegally published,' but Rachel Maddow is probably in the clear http://wapo.st/2mqqgTg?tid=ss_tw

White House says Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005 - ABC News - http://abcn.ws/2n890qC via @ABC



A bout of bad weather is heading toward the East Coast after two days of violent tornadoes and heavy rainfall pummeled the Midwest.

The National Weather Service predicted a chance of severe weather from northern Virginia all the way to the state of Maine.

Damaging winds and heavy downpours are expected to be the main threats, but small hail and isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out, according to the weather service's website.

Museo Del Barrio


Cuban born Margarita Agullar has been named as the new director of Museo del Barrio. Her appointment becomes effective in September. Aguilar served in the curatorial department at El Museo from 1998 to 2006, and is currently Vice President and Senior Specialist in Latin American art for Christie’s.

Assad the Alawite


Assad is not "killing his own people"! What is really going on in Syria is a war between the ruling Alawites (a kind of offshoot sect of Shia Islam) and the Sunni Moslems. So the Iranian Shias are backing the Alawites and Al Queda backs the Sunnis.

To understand the picture that the main stream media won't show you click on a Reuters report called Against Syrian anger, Assad’s Alawite Muslim sect feels fear.

So if Assad's people (Israel's mortal enemies) face genocide and ethnic cleansing in Syria, what does the Jewish State do? According to the Cyprus Mail:

Pew Project: The News Media - 2013


Signs of the shrinking reporting power are documented throughout this year’s report. Estimates for newspaper newsroom cutbacks in 2012 put the industry down 30% since 2000 and below 40,000 full-time professional employees for the first time since 1978. In local TV, our special content report reveals, sports, weather and traffic now account on average for 40% of the content produced on the newscasts studied while story lengths shrink. On CNN, the cable channel that has branded itself around deep reporting, produced story packages were cut nearly in half from 2007 to 2012.



It will be New York City’s most significant and exciting retail projects in recent memory. Prestige Properties has announced that it will develop The Mall at Bay Plaza, a new $270 million, 780,000-square-foot enclosed fashion mall anchored by a new Macy’s combined with an existing JC Penney. The three-level, state-of-the-art mall will be located on a corner parcel at Prestige’s thriving Bay Plaza Shopping Center in the Bronx, already the largest shopping center in New York City.

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WHEELS DOWN: MARS ROVER. NASA Celebration Of Technological Wizardry.
The robotic explorer Curiosity blazes through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet's past.

SIKH TEMPLE ATTACK. FBI Officials Identify It As Domestic Terrorism.
An unidentified gunman, who is described as in his 40s and white kills six worshipers as he opens fire inside a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee.