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City Island Images 7/7/11

Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/07/2011 - 09:46
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HEADLINES

White Hose Negotiates on Debt Ceiling - Social Security, Medicare and changes in Tax Code. Stay tuned for political fireworks in our nation's capital.

Casey Anthony sentenced for lesser crimes. When that verdict was read in her murder trial in a Florida courtroom, our nation's collective jaws dropped and pople were surprised.

DSK case showns that French do not apologize. The prosecution had to reconsider if they could go forward with the case after finding that Strauss-Kahn's accuser was not being truthful.

Legendary NYC Night Club Opens - Again

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 21:08

This place originally opened November 10, 1940 at 10 East 60th Street
Then moved to 617West 57th Street in 1992, more than 50 years later
Later moved to West 34th St. & 11th Ave in 2001
Finally closed on July 1st 2007 and Opens again on 7/12/11

The Copacabana will officially reopen its doors on July 12, at 6pm with a performance by Willie Colon (Latin music legend and former Latino Trendsetter Award recipient)! The Copacabana will reopen in the old China Club, 268 W47th St. (just off of Eighth Ave) in Times Square. Buena suerte!

Become Involved in Rediestricting

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 17:44
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Challenge, responsibility and future opportunities. These are the issues that lie ahead for all of us now that the Census numbers are in and politicians turn to redistricting. Those new districts will decide the political landscape for at least the next ten years, and the community deserves the right to participate in the process to create districts that reflect their needs and electoral preferences. PLEASE... Get involved now, or you will be left behind. Figuratively, literally, politically and every other way possible... Do it before it's too late!

NYC Air Quality Warning

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:19

NYC officials have issued a notification for today 07/06/11 at 11:00 AM. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and The Bronx until 11:00 PM tonight.

The following contact information for Notify NYC
notifynyc@oem.nyc.gov Contact Phone: 212-639-9675

Power of Public Opinion

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:15

What ever happened to ethics? Why do so many people resort to lies? Political figures, athletes scientists, church leaders and so many others have been accused of lying in the past. Just about everyone who chooses to lie for his or her cause eventually gets caught up in their own lies.

If history is an indicator, perjury and obstruction of justice cases appear to send ripple effects to civility. An old friend of mine tells me that as he gets older he sees society appearing to break down.

Future NYC Terrorist Trial

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/05/2011 - 20:42

A Somali suspect, who was allegedly tied to militants, was held and interrogated on U.S. Navy vessel for several months. He was reportedly captured by the American military back in April and then interrogated for months aboard a US ship without being read his Miranda rights or allowed to have a lawyer.

Historic Walk - Bronx Historical Society

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/05/2011 - 15:59

Take a Walk through History with BRONX WALKING TOURS “Old Village of Melrose” on Saturday 7/9/11 @ 10A

It was part of the property that was owned by the Morris Family, back in the 17th century, what we now know as the community of Melrose was laid out in 1850 by surveyor Andrew Findlay.

Mark My Words and Listen Up

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/05/2011 - 08:46

This week's Twitter Town Hall will move the Presidential spoken word from Fireside Chats to Twitter Talks.
Our words do matter. Everything we say has the potential to either heal or harm. Our words can construct, or destruct, they can either be positive or negative.

However, whatever choice we make, to harm or heal, it is never the words themselves directly causing the outcome. It is how we use and what we bring or associate with them, creating the end result.

Water Everywhere and So Many Activities

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:48
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Kayaking is a favorite sport on City Island. In fact, it is a wonderful way to get on the waterways of NYC, but it's only one of a whole lot of available options - there's something to suit just about any taste and budget.

These are things that I've done or given serious consideration of doing at one time or another;