City Island Images is interested in identifying military veterans, who currently live on the island. Could you please contact us if you are a US veteran, or if you know someone else who has served in our military? Regardless of the branch of their military service, we would like our readers to know all about the special sacrifices made by these local heroes.
Pretend you’re visiting Manhattan to watch the live version of “Dancing With the Stars”, but a different band performing every night during this 18-year-old annual dance festival. You say you can not do the salsa? No problem: A dancing lesson precedes the live performance. The feeling in the air on the tango night is much different from the next night, and you get to dance with strangers.
Captain Ed Sadler is a proud 95 year old clam digger. This is the term City Islanders use to refer to people who were born and raised on the island. However, there are few like Mr. Sadler, who was born and still lives in the same house his family built here. Mr. Sadler recalls when gas was pumped by hand and cost only pennies.
City Island is less than a mile from Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx and since it has only a few thousand residents, most are mussel suckers, but they still embrace the charm of a 100 year old New England village.
Turtle Cove is the inlet from Eastchester Bay, and it is being restored by the Parks Department as part of the ongoing Pelham Bay Park project. The main difference is a footbridge that is now part of a Siwanoy hiking trail to preserve plants and animals.
"This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny." -Franklin Delano Roosevelt-
As my old friend and former NBC News colleague, Tom Brokaw has documented...
THE Secret Garden offers a stroll through the New York Botanical Garden, which has two daily tours throughout its 250 acres. Take an in-depth look at places like the Perennial Garden, Conservatory, and old-growth forest. Free with admission. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. New York Botanical Garden, 200th St. and Kazimiroff Blvd., Bronx. (718) 817-8700.
The NYC Department of Parks & Recreation says that beaches will open to the public on Saturday, May 28, with lifeguards on duty daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Swimming is prohibited at all other times. Beaches will remain open through Labor Day weekend.
Meanwhile, Orchard Beach is celebrating its 75th anniversary as the Riviera of the Bronx. In 1936, Parks Commissioner Robert Moses transformed a small beach colony on Rodman’s Neck to a 1.1-mile-long crescent of fine white sand. This past winter, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, completed work on the $13 million Orchard Beach Shoreline Protection Project. The Corps placed approximately 268,000 cubic yards of sand on the beach to further protect it against tides, winds, waves and storms.
Members of Congress, as well as local dignitaries gathered today on Orchard Beach to announce the completion of a multimillion dollar face-lift of NYC's finest beach on it's 75th Anniversary.
A new City Island Public Service Announcement "Not Acceptable" was produced by Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti of New York based Apostle, which was directed, shot, and edited by Spot On from City Island, NY
Orchard Beach is not getting older, it's getting better. This was the message from elected officials and community leaders today as they gathered to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Orchard Beach.