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City Island, NYC

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Put a little spice in your life, with a new years resolution. NYC's best kept secret, but share by telling everyone!

Featuring dozens of places to enjoy some holiday cheer and fine food, City Island was first established as an English settlement in 1685. The English crown granted Thomas Pell ownership of the island and parts of Westchester County, which lasted until 1749, when ownership passed to other individuals.

During the 1700s, many of the island’s residents were either oyster-men or Hellgate pilots who helped navigate ships down the East River to New York Harbor.

SMART SNACKS TIPS

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When it comes to eating healthfully, fresh fruits and vegetables are pretty much a slam dunk. Including packaged foods in a healthful diet is trickier. But it isn’t impossible if you learn how to use the Nutrition Facts on the package to judge the quality of the food inside. The vitamin or mineral content is less important as a basis for buying a product unless everything else adds up to a healthy choice.

New Joke State of Confusion?

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New York alcoholics are preparing to legally party earlier than ever. The state has passed a law allowing bars and restaurants to sell alcohol at 10 a.m. instead of noon time on Sunday.

The new legislation cuts fees and red tape for breweries, wineries, cider makers and distilleries by authorizing wineries to sell their product in growlers.

New Law Allows New York Restaurants To Start Serving Alcohol At 10 AM http://cbsloc.al/2cpsvnB

Brunch bill to become law in NY http://www.wgrz.com/news/local/brunch-bill-to-become-law-in-ny/315119000 via @@WGRZ

Main Meal For New Year

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Maine Lobsters have reportedly become a New Year delicacy for China's rising middle class, according to an AP report from Beijing and Shanghai.

There are lots of American lobster on the menu for Chinese New Year. Exports of U.S. lobster to China have increased, largely to satisfy the appetites of the communist country's growing middle class, to whom a steamed, whole crustacean flown in live from the United States is not just a festive delicacy and a good-luck symbol but also a mark of prosperity.

Dreamers' Rude Awakening

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The DREAM Act is an American legislative proposal for a multi-phase process for alien minors inside the USA that would first grant conditional residency and upon meeting further qualifications, permanent residency.

Sleepless nights for dreamers may soon become a daily occurrence if the early riser inside The Whitehouse has his way as Dreamers of seeing their hopes dashed.

Trump may rescind ‘Dreamer’ immigration program as early as today http://cnb.cx/2ep4pKG

Tech industry fights Trump over DACA, DREAMer protection program https://usat.ly/2gmtHtd

NO RESERVATIONS... BLAME IT ON IRENE

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Restaurant owners have no love for Hurricane Irene.Their weekend business is awash, as many customers stay far away as a result of Hurricane Irene's possible dangerous conditions.

As City Island Images previously reported, Hurricane Irene may have boosted business for Buddy's hardware store and IGA supermarket on City Island, but there will likely be plenty of restaurant owners, who are the financial losers that will be left in her wake.

Fall From Grace

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There has to be more pressing global news than the salaciousness stemming from an NBC TV program featuring a secret agent, America's funniest dad - Now a reality show. Scandals of all kinds are part of news cycles, but this one has a life of its own.

Bill Cosby charged with a sex crime dating to 2004 http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article...

Bill Cosby Arraigned for Alleged Aggravated Indecent Assault - ABC News - http://abcn.ws/1Tq35n3 via @ABC

BBC News - Bill Cosby charged with indecent assault http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35201511

Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault stemming from 2004 allegation | PBS NewsHour http://to.pbs.org/1mSAJYm via @NewsHour

Via @NPR: Cosby Charged With Felony Sexual Assault In Philadelphia-Area Case http://n.pr/1OZRozI

Bill Cosby charged with felony sexual assault in Pennsylvania http://reut.rs/1OxBKBw via @Reuters

Bill Cosby arraigned on sexual assault charge in Pennsylvania http://usat.ly/1QZjS2H via @usatoday

CHAMBER LUNCHEON

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Please join The City Island Chamber of Commerce at Portofino's Restaurant at 555 City Island Avenue on Tuesday April 16th from 12pm-2pm.

Marlene Cintrone from Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation will speak and field your questions as to how to best take advantage of grants and low interest loans for small business and commercial property owners on City Island.

Former Bronx Borough and Mayoral Candidate Adolfo Carrion is also scheduled to speak.

This is an important meeting the chamber hopes more will, as there is strength in numbers.

NYC Graffiti Dining

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There is one more rose in Spanish Harlem, where I met up with an old friend and journalist Isolda Peguero, La Periodista, as well as meeting new ones. But if you can, try them this weekend to enjoy fine tapas and delicious botanas, along with an open air ambiance. BE King https://youtu.be/OGd6CdtOqEE

Que hay tras el desmayo de Hillary Clinton?: http://youtu.be/T5_qRH-ED6s?a via @YouTube

https://www.facebook.com/ElrincondeIsolda/videos/1276319309054539/?hc_re...

Control Sodium

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You need salt to survive. Your body needs sodium to transmit nerve impulses, contract muscle fibers, and, along with potassium, to balance fluid levels in all your cells.

The body is so good at holding on to this vital mineral that you need to consume only a tiny amount of it each day. Too much sodium sets off a cascade of physiological changes that can raise blood pressure. Over time, uncontrolled high blood pressure can stress the heart and blood vessels, which can lead to stroke or heart attack.