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Homeowners will weigh the cost of proposed improvements against the home's market value after the repairs or upgrades are completed. If an upgrade won't return that investment, it might not be warranted. Before you decide to lift the roof and install skylights in the master suite, realize that upgrading the kitchen and your bathroom will carry the highest return.

Save Putnam Trail

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The City of New York is only REQUIRED to fund 20% of a 1,450,000 Federal Earmark to improve a bucolic and historic nature trail in Van Cortlandt Park.

NYC Parks plans to pave the Putnam nature trail with asphalt and increase the width from 8ft to 15ft. Because of the excessive and irresponsible proposal by NYC Parks Dept. the proposed costs of this project have gone from $1,740,000 up to $2,419,000.

Thanks.... Gracias... Xiexie...etc

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Dearest City Island Images readers;

As we enter the holiday season, I want to thank all of you for your continued loyalty and for making City Island Images an amazing Google success story.

It is an honor to host you and your fellow Internet surfers from all around the globe. Wherever your travels may happen to take you, we look forward to welcoming you 24/7 on line and free of charge.

Headlines 12/1/11

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NYC GRIDLOCK. Obama Trip, Tree Lighting, Tourists, Teens.

SS PAYROLL TAX UNCERTAINTY. Political Differences.

CLINTON IN BURMA. Actions With Actions.

EGYPT VOTE. Moslem Brotherhood.

GRAMMY. Nominations.

Ultra Deep Field

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This is is what happened when professional astronomers pointed the Hubble Space Telescope at absolutely nothing and left it there, first for 10 days, and then for 11 days. Then they made the images into a 3-D presentation. Hang on to your seat! By the way, 13 billion light years are about equal to 880,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles.


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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined the volunteer organization New York Cares and HealthPlus, as well as State Senator Gustavo Rivera, to kickoff the 2011 “Keep The Bronx Warm Month” annual coat drive.

Borough President Diaz said that during the month of December individuals can drop off and donate coats at his office in the Bronx County Courthouse, local police precincts as well as other public locations.

Cyber Religious Services

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Dial up, divinity? Many churches struggle to deal with social media, which can vastly expand the reach of a religious services delivered from the pulpit, but many denominations are struggling to balance technology with doctrine. Some produce video services, other provide pod casts. Some congregations have even gone as far as producing major motion pictures.

Headlines 11/30/11

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OCCUPY NO MORE. LAPD and Philly Police.

CAIN CAMP-PAIN. Additional Accusations.


HINKLEY. Seeking Freedom.

Parker Charley Yusta Soto

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May God bless my very first grandson and my beautiful daughter Natasha Elena, who did all the work by giving birth to a healthy Parker Charley Yusta. NE and PC are both doing fine and resting comfortably. Thanks also to my son in law, Charlie Yusta, who is an excellent dad, and to Elena, Chloe and Sophia, who will be guiding and protecting older siblings.

Please know that I am an extremely grateful and "Proud Grandpa".

Intellectual Property Workshop

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The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA), the Community Development Project of the Legal Aid Society and the Harlem Arts Alliance present a FREE two-part Intellectual Property Workshop for artists, arts organizations & small businesses on Tuesday, December 6 & 13, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Dwyer Cultural Center located at 258 Saint Nicholas Avenue #2 at West 123rd Street in NYC. Doors open at 5:45pm. Program begins promptly at 6:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and all are welcome.