Bronx History Forum

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:05

This September is becoming an important month to join walks or lectures.

Sat 9/10th 10-noon join EBHF member Stephen Paul DeVillo with the Bronx River Alliance and the Friends of Woodlawn Cemetery on a historic walk along the Woodlawn Brook

Sat Sept 10th 1PM "Where did Anne Hutchinson Live " at St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site 897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550

EBHF Weds Sept 21st 7:30pm first meeting of the season
“ Historic Highbridge Irish “ – presentation by Kate Feighery


Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 10:54

The August Meeting of the City Island Civic Association will take place on August 30th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. at 190 Fordham Street. We welcome your input and attendance and we need your help.There is no guest speaker invited or expected to attend.

There will updates given from our Crime, Quality of Life, Development and Traffic Committees.

Headlines 8/30/11

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 10:07

46 IRENE DEATHS. Wide Spread Destruction.

1.5 MILLION W/O POWER. Tri-State Waiting for Utilities.

MTA SAYS NO WAY. To Unlimited Card Refunds.

NOT OVER YET. Hurricane Season Continues.



Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 16:11

What a week... First there was the earthquake, which hit the east coast and then tremors, followed by a hurricane. Holy cow- Thank the Lord it's finally over. New York City was spared the worst of earthquake, tremors last week and then Hurricane IRENE this weekend -

By The Grace of GOD, New Yorkers were mostly spared.

Thank God it's over... It has been a very rough week, including an earthquake and tremors, followed by the violent weekend visit from Hurricane IRENE. God's good deed for NYC decade!

Bronx Education Summit

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 11:16

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced that Dr. Diane Ravitch, widely considered to be the preeminent education expert in the United States, will offer the keynote address at the first-ever “Bronx Education Summit: From Cradle to Career,” to be held on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Lehman College.


Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 10:23

Unfortunately, there have been 8 reported deaths do far in our NY, NJ, CT Tri-state area, with the aftermath of IRENE, including one here on City Island.

Today, while millions of commuters dealt with this morning's mayhem, and power blackouts stretched into the third day, while cleanup crews are well on their way... City Island Images wants to take this opportunity to say that even though Mike Bloomberg blew it during last winter's blizzard - Hurricane Irene is another story. Major Kudos go to our New York Mayor this time around. He showed that it is always better to be safe than sorry.

City Island Marina Death

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 09:40

The lifeless body of father of a fisherman was found yesterday floating off one of our City Island marinas hours after Hurricane Irene punched through this area. According to officials, he may be NYC's only reported storm-related fatality.

Headlines 8/29/11

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 09:23

CITY ISLAND DEATH. Man Dies In Local Marina.

HURRICANE IRENE. Two Dozen Deaths.

STORM AFTERMATH. Costly Cleanup.


MORNING COMMUTE. Delays and Complications.


Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 17:01

Hurricane IRENE delivered a significant amount of flooding to City Island. Many residents decided to ride out the storm. Despite being surrounded by water, City Islanders were somewhat skeptic questioning the knowledge of weather forecasters, while others believed there was way too much hype. However, most boat owners secured their vessels and stocked up on supplies, just in case.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz on IRENE

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 15:16

Now that the worst of this crisis is behind us, I would like to thank Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Cuomo, the City’s Office of Emergency Management and all City agencies for their hard work keeping my staff and all Bronxites informed about this storm, its effects and how to stay safe. This administration clearly learned from this past winter’s blizzard, and we are grateful to them for their strong response to Hurricane Irene. During the coming days my office will work with OEM and other agencies, as well as Con Edison, to help Bronxites clean up in the aftermath of this storm.