A Better Expert Second Opinion

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The other day when I was considering buying a used car, I needed an expert opinion from an auto mechanic.
I did what any City Islander would probably do - I drove over to the only garage on the island and asked the mechanic to take a quick look at the vehicle. What a mistake i made. He immediately refused, started yelling, and flailing his arms.

Later, an old friend explained that it is in his DNA to act up like this. He said his father was even a worse grouch than his son is. So, I accepted this explanation and went on the Internet to search for a AAA garage.

Orchard Beach Fireworks

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Orchard Beach's Boardwalk Festival and Fireworks will be held tonight. This is a public beach in the borough of the Bronx in New York City. Orchard Beach is part of Pelham Bay Park and is situated on the western end of Long Island Sound. Once referred to as "the Riviera of New York City", the 115 acre, 1.1 mi-long (1.77 km) park consists of a 13-section sandy beach. Come and bring the entire family for music, fun. An American Celebration.

Some Things Never Change

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WikiLeaks / Pentagon Papers = Nixon / Obama. Four decades ago, a young analyst leaked a top-secret study packed with damaging revelations about America's conduct. Does any of this this sound familiar?

That study, dubbed the Pentagon Papers, has been released in complete form. It's a touchstone for whistleblowers everywhere and just the sort of leak that gives presidents fits to this day.

The documents show that almost from the opening lines, it was apparent that the authors knew they had produced a hornet's nest.


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Trinity United Methodist Church
113 Bay Street
City Island, NY 10464-1362
(718) 885-1218


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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.