Turtle Cove's New Look

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/28/2011 - 08:27

Turtle Cove is the inlet from Eastchester Bay, and it is being restored by the Parks Department as part of the ongoing Pelham Bay Park project. The main difference is a footbridge that is now part of a Siwanoy hiking trail to preserve plants and animals.

NY Botanical Garden Tours

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 22:08

THE Secret Garden offers a stroll through the New York Botanical Garden, which has two daily tours throughout its 250 acres. Take an in-depth look at places like the Perennial Garden, Conservatory, and old-growth forest. Free with admission. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. New York Botanical Garden, 200th St. and Kazimiroff Blvd., Bronx. (718) 817-8700.


Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 20:37

The NYC Department of Parks & Recreation says that beaches will open to the public on Saturday, May 28, with lifeguards on duty daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Swimming is prohibited at all other times. Beaches will remain open through Labor Day weekend.

Meanwhile, Orchard Beach is celebrating its 75th anniversary as the Riviera of the Bronx. In 1936, Parks Commissioner Robert Moses transformed a small beach colony on Rodman’s Neck to a 1.1-mile-long crescent of fine white sand. This past winter, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, completed work on the $13 million Orchard Beach Shoreline Protection Project. The Corps placed approximately 268,000 cubic yards of sand on the beach to further protect it against tides, winds, waves and storms.

Happy Birthday 75th Birthday!

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 17:43

Members of Congress, as well as local dignitaries gathered today on Orchard Beach to announce the completion of a multimillion dollar face-lift of NYC's finest beach on it's 75th Anniversary.


Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 16:40

A new City Island Public Service Announcement "Not Acceptable" was produced by Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti of New York based Apostle, which was directed, shot, and edited by Spot On from City Island, NY

Orchard Beach 75 Years Young...

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 16:12

Orchard Beach is not getting older, it's getting better. This was the message from elected officials and community leaders today as they gathered to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Orchard Beach.

10/21/11 The New End

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 09:26

Undaunted by the world not ending last time he predicted it would end and despite his insistence that it would be Judgment Day, and that "the Bible guarantees it," Harold Camping has revised his prediction.
October 21, 2011 is the day the Radio preacher now says the world will end.

US Marine killed by car in NYC

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 09:12

US Marine Steve Jorgenson survived Afghanistan, but was killed by car. The young Marine run down on the West Side Highway served nine months in Afghanistan and was about to start a dangerous new training mission.
Cpl. Steve Jorgenson, 22, had signed on for a 6-month course to learn how to detect and dismantle IEDs, his grieving family said.

Big Apple Residents Do Not Like To Read

Submitted by ub on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 00:48

According to a new study, New Yorkers don’t Like to read. This shocking information has been compiled by Amazon.com, which sorted through purchases made on their site and came up with the top 20 most well-read cities. The study took into account book, magazine and newspaper sales – in print and Kindle format since be beginning of 2011.

According to these questionable figures, Cambridge, Massachusetts has the most readers and a lot of Amazon shoppers because it is listed as number one. Believe it or not, New York City didn’t even make that top 20 list.

New Yorkers have plenty of independent bookstores to shop at in our concrete jungle. We don’t need AMAZON.
If you still want to look at that Amazon.com list, which does not include NYC...