Food and Drink




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.

City Island, NYC


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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.



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?


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

Brunch bill to become law in NY via @@WGRZ

Dreamers' Rude Awakening


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

Tech industry fights Trump over DACA, DREAMer protection program

Control Sodium


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.

Savor The Bronx!


Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in conjunction with the New York State Restaurant Association, will present Savor The Bronx!, the borough’s first restaurant week from Tuesday, November 1 to Sunday, November 13th.

The event, produced by the Bronx Tourism Council and co-hosted by the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) and the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, will showcase the borough’s best eateries. They’ll offer special values and discounts like prix fixe 3-course meals, complimentary coffee and dessert, or 20% off the check.

Fall From Grace


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

Bill Cosby Arraigned for Alleged Aggravated Indecent Assault - ABC News - via @ABC

BBC News - Bill Cosby charged with indecent assault

Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault stemming from 2004 allegation | PBS NewsHour via @NewsHour

Via @NPR: Cosby Charged With Felony Sexual Assault In Philadelphia-Area Case

Bill Cosby charged with felony sexual assault in Pennsylvania via @Reuters

Bill Cosby arraigned on sexual assault charge in Pennsylvania via @usatoday



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


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

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