Local City Island Talent

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:03

The Bass Line currently features Dlus led by City Island resident and renowned jazz guitarist Takeshi Ogura with Scott Fragala on bass and Seiji Ochiai on drums on Fridays. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. followed by The Bass Line Jam Session at 10:45 p.m. No Cover, 2 drink minimum.


Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/08/2011 - 10:41

Bronx President Ruben Diaz Jr. has announced that Cablevision and BronxNet have reached an agreement that will ensure that the Bronx has a strong public access service for the next decade.

This agreement will provide BronxNet with the financial support to upgrade its technology and greatly expand the network’s services to Bronx residents, including high-definition broadcasting, video-on-demand capabilities and other considerations.

Headlines 8/8/11

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/08/2011 - 09:22

DRAMATIC SELL-OFF. WILL American Calamity Continue?

SECOND S&P DOWNGRADE? US Credit Rating Double Embarrassment?

SYRIAN MASSACRE. Government Troops Kill Dozens.

OHIO SHOOTING RAMPAGE. 8 Killed Including Teens.

HOT TEMPERATURES AGAIN. Heat and Humidity Return


Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/07/2011 - 21:45

Music of Beethoven and Gounod
2 pm Rockwood Drive, Van Cortlandt Park
4 pm McGinley Center, Fordham University

Seating is provided in Van Cortlandt Park but the audience is urged to BRING A FOLDING CHAIR OR BLANKET.

* Rain location for the Van Cortlandt Park concerts will be at Vladeck Hall, Van Cortlandt Park South and Hillman Ave in the Amalgamated Houses. Please call the Bronx Arts Ensemble office after 11:00 am.

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Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/07/2011 - 12:16

Hostos College hosted a summer program with One World Arts, in collaboration with the Bronx Children Museum.
Congratulations to all the Bronx kids, who performed for Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, US Congressman Jose Serrano, D-NY and other VIP's. Bravo!

This Community College is a unique and intimate institution for higher learning, which has experienced a positive transformation. With new leadership at almost every level and a faculty dedicated to academic excellence, the educational institution has created an intellectually rich environment.

NYC Road Closure

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/07/2011 - 12:02

The northbound Henry Hudson Parkway between the Henry Hudson Bridge and the Mosholu Parkway and the eastbound Mosholu Parkway from the Henry Hudson Parkway to West Gun Hill Road is closed, August 7, 2011 until 2:00 PM in support of the New York City Triathlon.

For more information visit:


Contact Phone: 212-639-9675

This Week in History

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/07/2011 - 09:39

Aug 07, 1947
Wood raft makes 4,300-mile voyage
Aug 08, 1974
US President Nixon resigns
Aug 09, 1974
Unusual succession makes Ford president
Aug 10, 1846
Smithsonian Institution created
Aug 11, 1934
Federal prisoners land on Alcatraz
Aug 12, 1990
Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex discovered
Aug 13, 1961
Berlin Wall divides City

More on News From Today -Lead Story
Wood raft makes 4,300-mile voyage, 1947
American Revolution
Washington creates the Purple Heart, 1782
Volkswagen halts production during World War II, 1944

Headlines 8/7/11

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/07/2011 - 09:30

SYRIAN MASSACRE. Security Forces Kill Dozens

VOLATILE WALL STREET. Stock Market Imploding.


UK RIOT. Tottenham area of London Burns.

22 NAVY SEALS & 7 AFGHAN TROOPS KILLED. Single Deadliest US Day.


Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:19

On Monday, August 15th at 9pm EST/PST, HBO Documentary Films will premiere a new documentary Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words. Rarely does such a feminist occasion come along and the Women's Media Center which Gloria co-founded six years ago is using the film as an opportunity to launch an generational discussion about the future of feminism. Gloria uses the film as a rallying cry and asks people to use "their own voices" to plot the next 40 years of feminism.

Welcome Arabella

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/06/2011 - 09:57

City Island Images wishes to congratulate City Island resident and corporate attorney Michelle Santoro. Michelle has given birth to baby Arabella. She is 17 1/2 inches and weighs 5 lbs. 14 oz. Michelle's blood pressure was very high and doctors decided to perform a c-section.

Michelle and Arabella are both doing well. Mom Michelle and baby Arabella are both expected back on City Island next week. They are at Stamford Hospital until Sunday or Monday.