Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 15:51

October 3, 2011 - This month, local film festivals will highlight a diverse array of themes. From college music to a Wall Street panel with Oliver Stone, there is something for everyone.

Hamptons International Film Festival
The Hamptons International Film Festival, now entering its 19th year, will take place October 13-17. The festival celebrates independent film – long, short, fiction and documentary – and showcases around 100 international films each year. For more information, visit

Imagine Science Film Festival

CIMAGES Exclusive Interview with Bronx Borough President

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 14:21

Following multiple requests, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr today gave an exclusive interview to City Island Images - We began by asking our borough leader when was the last time he visited City Island? He said officially, it was for the Memorial Day Parade and personally, a couple of weeks ago, when he and his family came here to visit. Diaz explained that Bronx has 1.4 million residents, along with 12 community boards, so it's a massive area that keeps him busy. We spoke with him in English and also in Spanish. In fact his bilingual language skills are quite impressive.

Annual Tour de Bronx

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 12:57

This year will celebrate The 17th Annual Tour de Bronx!

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. & Transportation Alternatives
with Montefiore Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital & Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
invite you to

Tour de Bronx

New York State's Largest Free Bicycling Event

Sunday, October 23, 2011


WellSpring Holistic Health Center

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 10:21

Former City Islander Brigitte Shotiminrin is offering all Clamdiggers and Muscle Suckers reduced rates before the end of the year. The Swiss born health care practitioner owns and runs WellSpring Holistic Health Center, which is an alternative medical practice that provides sensible purification, detoxification, lymph drainage, weight management and nutritional counseling for patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment, call during regular business hours.

* Fax: 914 341-1246
* Hours: Mon - Fri, 10am - 8pm; Sat, 10am - 6pm; Sun, Closed
* Handicap Accessible: No

Headlines 10/3/11

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 09:54

US SUPREME COURT NEW TERM. Few Hot Button Challenges.


ITALIAN MURDER TRIAL. Amanda Knox Judgment Day.

WEEK TWO MJ TRIAL. Did Propofol Overdose Kill Him?

BLOOMBERG IN COURT. Testifies in NY Fraud Case.

VERDICT @ 60 MINUTES. Andy Rooney Retires.


Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/02/2011 - 22:54

Following that auction, which brought about the sale and future tittle transfer of Rat Island from a former City Islander to a present City Island resident, another somewhat mysterious auction took place, and the outcome was not as clear this time around.


Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/02/2011 - 20:28

The City Island Civic Association is seeking your input on the proposed apartment building to be built on City Island. Please attend a meeting this coming Tuesday at the Community Board 10 office on Tremont Avenue.

The details:

Dr. Mignone of the Italian Hospital Society is planning to present his senior housing project at the Community Board’s Zoning and Housing Committee meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 pm at the Community Board office (3165 East Tremont Avenue).

Any City Islander who happens to be interested in weighing in on this project is invited to attend this meeting.


Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/02/2011 - 18:10

As “The Anne Hutchinson Year” comes to a close, Toby Z. Liederman is calling on you once again to help decide what/when/ how/ where for our closing event. Thank you for all you’ve done so far to make this special year happen. Now let’s brainstorm together for an ending that’s just right.

Ken Kearns, District Manager of Community Board 10, has kindly arranged for us to meet at the Board 10 Meeting Room--

Thursday, October 20


Community Board 10

3165 East Tremont Street, Bronx 10461*

(between Waterbury & LaSalle Avenues)

Please let her know that you’ll be there!


Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/02/2011 - 16:07

Longtime City Island resident Alex Schibli became the highest bidder when the Rat Island auction ended this afternoon. The Swiss born engineer will pay 73 year old Edmund "Red" Brennen a total of $160K for the one plus acre island, which is made up entirely of rock. Red, who now lives in Jupiter, Florida, and is a former City Islander, reportedly paid $5K for Rat Island in 1972. He's pictured on the right wearing the biker suspenders.