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The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced proposed changes in their collection and reporting of data on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs) and other minority communities.

JFK Turtles Had One Thing on Their Mind

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JFK Departing airlines had to delay their flights as a result of a turtle mating ritual. These turtles had one thing on their mind as their sex-crazed shells crawled across the runway at Kennedy Airport this morning and across the steamy hot tarmac heading for their seasonal breeding grounds.

According to FAA officials, runway 4L was shut down starting about 9:30 a.m. Port Authority workers were still working an hour later to move the slowpokes to safer ground.

They things they do for love-making.

Will We Enjoy Respect and Civility in NYC?

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A Bronx HS football player was stabbed to death during a parking lot rumble, just hours after graduating.

NYPD says Isayah Muller, who was a 19-year-old running back for Truman High School, had just left his commencement at Lehman College around 4 p.m. to head to a celebratory dinner with his family here on City Island.


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College, Inc.Investigating how Wall Street and a new breed of for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America.

Watch Educating Sergeant Pantzke on PBS Frontline.

FRONTLINE investigates how for-profit colleges are aggressively recruiting huge numbers of new veterans with educational promises that many now question whether they can keep.


First Fridays @ The Mansion

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Jan and Jeff Ausfahl
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Start off your Fourth of July weekend with a bang at BPMM! Cracked Walnuts, a banjo and washboard, husband and wife duo will delight with quintessential American music by the likes of Stephen Foster, George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, and more. What better way to celebrate American independence?

Tour the mansion, stroll the garden, enjoy refreshments, and hop on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley for a ride to City Island.

The trolley makes a continuous loop from the Pelham Bay Park #6 subway station to BPMM to City Island starting at 5:30 p.m.

NYC's Holiday Gift to Landlord$

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About 2.5 million tenants in NYC will soon be forced to pay higher rents. Members of NYC Rent Guidelines Board have just approved a 3.75% increase for one year leases and 7.25 for those with two year contracts.

These increases will take effect on October 1 and will affect 1.1 rent controlled and rent stabilized apartment units. Just in time for this year's holidays.


The days leading up to that Fourth of July Celebration are some of my favorites--those fireworks at Orchard Beach, all the picnics, assorted parades. I enjoy it because of what it stands for and because it’s such a festive time of the year.

What’s not fabulous about celebrating our nation's independence and paying honor to the day we became our very own and extremely unique United States of America?



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NYC residents throw away approximately 200,000 tons of clothes, towels, blankets, curtains, shoes, handbags, belts, and other textiles and apparel every year. Why New Yorkers sometimes choose to toss out rather than donate their unwanted clothes is believed to be a matter of convenience.

Re-fashion NYC is a partnership between the City of New York and Housing Works exit graphic to make clothing donation as easy as possible through convenient in-building drop-off service.

City Island's Annual Blessing of The Fleet

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The weather held up long enough to allow the different religious representatives from several of City Island's congregations to gather at one of our local marinas. They assembled there for the annual blessing of the fleet, along with officials from The City Island Power Squadron and members of the American Legion Hall, located at 550 City Island Avenue.


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CO-Op City Fair

When: 06-26-2011, 12:00pm-6:00pm

Phone: 718-314-5621 - 320-3300

Address: Einstein Loop, Co-op City, Bx, NY


The Co-Op City Annual Fair is an event, where residents, and other entrepreneurs, sell their products, this includes, delicious foods, clothing, jewelry. This community attraction does not receive the recognition, which it deserves. Vendors will be selling some fantastic cuisine, and City Island Images hopes that Bronx residents come out and stroll around, take a look at some of the wares, and taste some of the delicious foods.