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?



Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 15:38

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

Submitted by ub on Sun, 06/26/2011 - 18:00

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.


Submitted by ub on Sun, 06/26/2011 - 11:30

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.


Submitted by ub on Sun, 06/26/2011 - 10:24

The City Island Chamber of Commerce was established over 100 years ago as the Board of Trade.

The Chamber of Commerce represents the businesses on City Island. They include well-known restaurants, art galleries, antique stores, fishing boats and real estate offices.

The City Island Chamber acts as a liaison to government, other organizations and works to enhance the businesses of City Island and the quality of life of its residents.



Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/25/2011 - 21:45

It appears that every time it looks like our City Island Ladder Company 53 is going to be eliminated, activists members from our local community save it from the chopping block, but threatening and bullying our citizens is no way to treat City Islanders, Mr. Mayor.

Why do you think that hundreds of City Island residents converged on Ladder 53 at 169 Schofield Street and then again at Lido Restaurant, calling for Ladder Company 53 to remain open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, 365 days a year?


Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/25/2011 - 20:18

Twenty NYC fire companies, including three in The Bronx, have been saved from proposed cuts citywide.
Mayor Bloomberg's budget proposal for 2012 included these fire companies, which were slated for closing.

Among these saved companies is our very own ladder #53 company right here on City Island.


Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/25/2011 - 19:52

Summer is in full swing, but its not too late to transform your back-yard, or front patio into a botanical paradise. In fact, the ladies garden club of City Island has improved our look by planting new flowers along CI avenue.

All my friends and neighbors are amazed at these beautiful containers this year - I'm so proud to say that they were created with love and a little elbow grease by volunteers.. Please, send your tax deductible donations to:

Garden Club of City Island
108 Ditmars Street
City Island, New York 10464-1335


Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/25/2011 - 18:01

C-SPAN HAS launched a StudentCam website, asking students in grades 6-12 to:

“Select any provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it’s important to you.”

Please help us spread the word by forwarding the site to any student, teacher, or parent who you think may be interested. It is an enriching learning experience for all of the students involved and once again there will be 75 cash prizes awarded, up to $50,000, for the winning students and faculty.

Click on the link below to learn more about the competition: