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.


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.