Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 11:01

FYI: There's enough free entertainment out there to make anyone wonder why paying for cable is necessary.
The program you want to see can be found online in many cases and all you have to do to access it is watch a short 30-second commercial before the opening scenes, or a longer two-minute ad where a commercial break would normally be. That is not a bad price, considering most of us watch TV ads anyway.

If you're ready to cash in on these freebies yourself, here are tips:


Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 09:43

City Island Civic Association has worked since 1950 to maintain quality of life on the Island by:

* Acting as a clearing house for information
* Serving as a liaison with city agencies and political leaders
* Enabling residents to voice their concerns
* Monitoring and reporting illegal activities and violations
* Functioning as activists to protect City Island interests
* Cooperating with other City Island organizations
* Networking with neighbors

Some of CICA accomplishments include:

* Helping to close the landfill in Pelham Bay Park


Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 09:36

City Islanders turned out in numbers to The Lido Restaurant to protest the proposed closure of our ladder 53 company. However, FDNY and Mayor Bloomberg were no shows, instead the offered a video camera to view our concerns at a later date.

The many elected NYC officials who turned out to the rally were all against Bloomberg's plan to close Ladder 53.
They all agreed that this is a safety and quality of life issue for City Island residents and businesses alike.

We put Bloomberg in office, we can vote Bloomberg out of office...

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/14/2011 - 22:28

It's time for City Islanders to go after the man who has made not one, not two, but quite a few mistakes, which have effected our safety and the quality of life of our children and family members.

I am sick of Mayor Bloomberg's continuing threats and increasing belligerent attitude. There should be an ethics investigation to look into how many people he has hired who were not qualified to fill important positions and who did not have the necessary experience. Let’s also investigate every one of his decisions and appointments.


Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/14/2011 - 11:46

NOTE: Mussel Suckers, Clam Diggers, All City Islanders and Business Owners.


by Council Member James Vacca and the City Island Civic Association.


Fire Department representatives have been invited to attend.

The Lido Restaurant

101 City Island Avenue at Pilot Street

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 7P

Community Involvement

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/14/2011 - 11:14

Please, note that The City Island Civic Association meets on the last Tuesday of every month (except December) at the City Island Community Center, 190 Fordham Street. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m.

All residents of City Island who wish to bring concerns are always welcomed.

Paying your dues is also important, so please try to stay current if you can!

Supreme Court Rules on Ethics

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/14/2011 - 09:38

Conflicts of interest are as much a routine a part of government meetings as the US Pledge of Allegiance.
However, full disclosure and abstention by many politicians? Well, not so much.

A Monday ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, which overturned a State of Nevada Supreme Court decision that had gutted state ethics law, may go a long way to change that.

It now appears that our politicians, including those here on New York will have to straighten up and fly right!

Screening of "Secrets of New York"

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/14/2011 - 00:08

SECRETS OF NEW YORK premieres on NYC life TV channel 25 on Tuesday, June 21 at 8:30 pm. Episodes will also be available to view on and on the NYC Media app (available for download on iTunes).

Mark Twain and The "N" Word

Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/13/2011 - 21:32

That "N" Word covered on 60 MINUTES
A Southern publisher's sanitized edition of "Huckleberry Finn" that replaces the N-word with "slave" over 200 times is the focal point for a debate on the use of the controversial word in American society. Byron Pitts reports. Watch it now.


Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/13/2011 - 21:03

Eyewitness News Reporter Hangs On In Windy Live Shot

WABC-TV 7 Reporter Darla Miles was doing a live shot yesterday in sizzling New York City — where Thursday’s high temperature was 95 degrees — but as a storm-front came through, temperatures dropped, and so did Miles when a strong gust of wind blew in.

What a trooper. The ABC O&O reports that neither Miles nor the crew were injured. But it was enough for Miles to become the news, when the station re-aired the moment on the 11 O’Clock show.