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Memorial Day News Cycle

Submitted by ub on Mon, 05/30/2011 - 07:05

The President of The United States sees his popularity plummeting, as the war drags into another year... Congressional crusades continue stirring public fears... The disclosure of widespread corruption among federal employees rocks the current administration.

Does anyone know how many US military veterans live on City Island?

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/28/2011 - 21:21

City Island Images is interested in identifying military veterans, who currently live on the island. Could you please contact us if you are a US veteran, or if you know someone else who has served in our military? Regardless of the branch of their military service, we would like our readers to know all about the special sacrifices made by these local heroes.

Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/28/2011 - 16:13

Pretend you’re visiting Manhattan to watch the live version of “Dancing With the Stars”, but a different band performing every night during this 18-year-old annual dance festival. You say you can not do the salsa? No problem: A dancing lesson precedes the live performance. The feeling in the air on the tango night is much different from the next night, and you get to dance with strangers.

The Difference Between Clam Diggers and Mussel Suckers

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/28/2011 - 10:02

Captain Ed Sadler is a proud 95 year old clam digger. This is the term City Islanders use to refer to people who were born and raised on the island. However, there are few like Mr. Sadler, who was born and still lives in the same house his family built here. Mr. Sadler recalls when gas was pumped by hand and cost only pennies.

City Island is less than a mile from Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx and since it has only a few thousand residents, most are mussel suckers, but they still embrace the charm of a 100 year old New England village.

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.

NYC PARKS KICK OFF SUMMER BEACH SEASON

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.