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Retirement: USA 50

Solution

Retirement Plan Access and Participation across the 50 States has been studied by Pew and indications are that workers in the United States accumulate the vast majority of their retirement savings through employer-based plans, but large gaps in coverage exist. Pew’s analysis shows that more than 30 million workers report they do not have access to an employer-based retirement plan.

City Island Lobster House

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Turn left once you cross over the City Island Bridge and you will find that the Lobster House offers not much more than good views.

Their service was slow and once the Crab Lobster Feast plate arrived, it was incomplete. The taste of the food was mediocre, but at least they offered large portions and the place appeared to be clean. CITY ISLAND LOBSTER HOUSE 691 BRIDGE STREET BRONX, 10464 718-885-1459
On 02/23/2013 NYC Health Department Rated it: A

Holiday Recipees

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As the holiday season approaches here is one of Sabrina Soto's favorites, Plantains.

I’m pretty sure every Cuban loves plantains. If I’m wrong, please let me know. I’ve been eating plantains since I was a kid and I'm still not sick of them! I love them as tostones (with Mojo or ketchup) and also stuffed with shrimp ceviche (my Mom makes the best!)

EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT DAY

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Forget about weight loss... TODAY is Eat everything you want Day!

You can eat whatever you want, isn't that enough cause for celebration? Everyone is different, so for some people, this will mean pigging out on junk food. To stop counting calories and go berserk, eating everything from ice cream to chocolate to cake and pie, and then some cookies with ice cream washed down with hot chocolate, and then some ice cream cake. You get the picture.

SAVOR THE BRONX

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The Bronx will finally get its own restaurant week, Savor the Bronx, starts Nov. 1.

The deal varies at restaurants, ranging from a 3-course $14.99 dinner menu at the Hard Rock Cafe at Yankee Stadium to $11.99 lunch at the Ice House Cafe.

Oscar Boycott?

Problem

The Oscars are once again being scrutinized as the whitest in the film business. After all these years, there appears to be little improvement with diversity in the media.

Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article...

Are these the whitest Oscar nominations ever? http://nyti.ms/1Wns38r pic.twitter.com/pPdx2Ifhdh

CITY ISLAND'S FINEST FOOD

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City Island Images is searching for the highest quality food at affordable prices that will not take a toll, or hurt our wallets. We are asking our readers to e-mail us, or respond below which one is your favorite City Island restaurant.

This list we are providing will hopefully detail tasty, affordable and highly rewarding gastronomical experiences. If you do not see your favorite food spot, feel free to add it, along with your comments.

But please, instead of just sirloin steak and lobster, we want our readers to consider first-rate fish fries. Or the kind of plate that can make your heart spin.

When it comes to keeping you well fed but financially flush, these City Island food establishments must and should always be providing the finest services, with hometown pride and with no shortcuts.

Best known for seafood, many City Island eateries also have a wide variety of international foods, offering Spanish, Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese to name a few. From sit-down to take-out, there's an establishment to satisfy every palate. Below is a short list provided by The City Island Chamber of Commerce. The following includes member and non member City Island restaurants:

Chamber member Artie's Steak & Seafood
394 City Island Ave
Phone: 718-885-2090
www.artiesofcityisland.com

Chamber member Bistro SK
273 City Island Ave
Phone: 718-885-1670
www.bistrosk.com

Chamber member City Island Diner
304 City Island Ave
Phone: 718-885-0362

Chamber member Filomena's Pizza & Pasta
286 City Island Ave
Phone: 718-885-9032

Chamber member Johnny's Reef
2 City Island Ave
www.johnnysreefrestaurant.com

Chamber member Sammy's Fish Box
41 City Island Ave
Phone: 718-885-0920
www.sammysfishbox.com

Chamber member Sammy's Shrimp Box
64 City Island Avenue
Phone: 718-885-3200
shrimpboxrestaurant.com

Chamber member Sea Shore Restaurant
591 City Island Ave
Phone: 718-885-0300
www.seashorerestaurant.com

Chamber member Seafood City
459 City Island Ave
Phone: 718-885-3600

Chamber member The Original Crab Shanty
371 City Island Ave
Phone: 718-885-1810
Fax: 718-885-0581
www.originalcrabshanty.com

City Island Lobster House
691 Bridge Street
Phone: 718-885-1459
http://www.cilobsterhouse.com/

Lido Restaurant & Catering
101 City Island Ave
Phone: 718-885-2177

Lobster Box
34 City Island Ave
Phone: 718-885-1952
www.lobsterboxrestaurant.com

You Have a lot of Gall

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Not me since I had my gall bladder removed earlier this year and lost 30 lbs. Here is my one and only proof, other than the mounting hospital bills.

I wish I had gall, and since the gall bladder contains bile which I'm told is very bitter that gives rise to the use meaning "you've got a lot of bitterness/rancor". And as one of my neighbors like to say "In any event".

BRONX BALD EAGLES

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They say it was the coldest Winter since the Great Depression, it was cold enough for the Sound to freeze and that hasn’t happened in about a decade. The area between City and Hart Islands extending south to Long Island’s north shore was several square miles of ice. The regular barge traffic was reduced to an occasional large tanker that would cut a path through the ice sheet which would buckle and break several feet in front of its flat bow.

Savor the Bronx Brewry

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The Bronx Brewery, the newest craft brewery to come out of New York City, has announced its participation in Savor the Bronx!, the first annual Bronx Restaurant Week. The Bronx Brewery co-founders, general manager Chris Gallant and head brewer Damian Brown have teamed up with two Bronx restaurants to create food and beer pairings for the Bronx foodie crowd.