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Last CICA 2011 Meeting

Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 17:46

The November Meeting of the City Island Civic Association will take place on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. at 190 Fordham Street. We welcome your input and attendance and we need your help.

As always, we will have updates from our officers, committee reports on Crime, Development, Quality of Life and Traffic, and an open public forum for residents to address their grievances.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, MONDAY

Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 17:35

It's the most anticipated shopping day of the year and everyone I spoke with has mentioned this in a hyped up kind of way. Even before the Thanksgiving meals were digested, shoppers were gearing up as New York retailers got a jump on $ALE$.

So-called door-buster sales normally featured on the day after Turkey Day, are already in full swing. What is going on here? Long lines, hours extended, cash registers ringing.

Next up is Small Business Saturday and then Cyber Monday. Holidaze Hype!

Be prepared for confrontations with aggressive shoppers and exhausted store clerks!

HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW

Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 17:20

The holiday season has arrived and there’s nothing like an electrifying display of lights to charge you up for the season and zap US with that jolly-good Christmas cheer. Luckily for us, there’s no place in the world that does holiday lights quite like US.

From the east side to the west side, dazzling displays to brilliant bulbs, sparkling city skylines to mesmerizing megawatt-lined drives, when these destinations for holiday lights flip their switches, they mark an even more spectacular holiday season, guaranteeing spectators a sparkling dose of over-the-top seasons greetings.

ICE SKATING LOCATIONS

Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 14:30

Aviator Sports
These two NHL-regulation rinks— housed inside a former airplane hangar at Floyd Bennett Field—are open for public skating year-round. At least one open-skating session is held every day. Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave south of the Belt Pkwy, Marine Park, Brooklyn (718-758-7500, aviatorsports.com). $8, children 12 and under $6; skate rental $5.

Abe Stark Rink

Headlines 11/25/11

Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 06:56
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EGYPT STANDOFF. Protesters Vs Military.

BLACK FRIDAY. Shoppers Night & Day.

MEDICARE. Costs Rising.

NEW VIRUS. Swine Flu.

OKLAHOMA. Quake.

HOLIDAY SEASON IN NYC

Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/24/2011 - 16:38

The Big Apple turned festive today with the arrival of Santa Claus at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The holiday atmosphere is now in full bloom. Next up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lights turned on November 30.

The City is most beautiful during this time of year, with the twinkling lights along Fifth Avenue, those decorated store windows and the world famous Rockettes.

Last but not least, a global media celebration on New Year's Eve in the crossroads knows as Times Square, NYC.

City Island Images - Lending a Helping Hand

Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/24/2011 - 11:35

We may come from different walks of life. Some may retired, others are full time bankers, students, or simply have made time to help someone for the holidays. But we all share one desire -- the urge to help those in need.

And in this season of thanksgiving, when some City Island residents may happen to facing economic hardship, City Island Images has volunteers ready to assist neighbors in need.

We have several programs... Please, respond below with a specific service request and we will try to process as many as we can and in the order they are received.

THE 85th MACY's THANKSGIVING PARADE - 2011

Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/24/2011 - 10:59

This is the 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Broadway in New York City
Along with food, family and ball games, nothing says Thanksgiving like a huge holiday parade filled with floats, clowns, cheerleaders and house-sized helium balloons in the shape of cartoon characters!

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! This glittering grande dame of Thanksgiving Day parades is a must-see event, so grab some friends and enjoy the three-hour show!

http://social.macys.com/parade2011/?cm_mmc=VanityUrl-_-parade-_-n-_-n#/…

RUN FOR FUN MARATHON

Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/24/2011 - 08:48

Billed as the largest FREE run ever organized in NYC. 1200 people are expected to gather in Van Cortlandt Park by 9:00AM this morning for this FREE event offered to the public.

Start/Finish area will be 6087 Broadway, Bronx NY 10471.

They are giving away beautiful 12" forks as prizes!!

See www.thethanksgivingmarathon.com for more info.

Please take a look at the video below for an overview of the Holiday Marathons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVr8yHDwpqI

Please call for more information Mike O, 914-844-0728

ttmarathon@gmail.com