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NY Senator Jeff Klein wants to know...

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/23/2011 - 22:18

NY Senator Jeff Klein wants to hear from you. Which Artists would you like most to see?

2011 Summer Concert Artist Poll

During the month of August, he sponsors Annual Summer Concert Series which brings the finest musicians and world class music free of charge to thousands of Bronx and Westchester residents.

Tell him who would be music to your ears.

Cast your vote for this year's summer concert headliner.

The Four Tops
Gloria Gaynor
Dionne Warwick
Tony Orlando
KC & the Sunshine Band
Chubby Checker

Please email your vote to:

2011SummerConcerts@gmail.com

Orchard Beach Fireworks

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/23/2011 - 22:12

Everyone is invited on Thursday, June 30th at Orchard Beach for our annual Bronx fireworks celebration day. Every year, this event unites thousands of people in our shared pride of the history of our country and all that this great county has accomplished.

However, these accomplishments have not been achieved without great sacrifice. As we celebrate this Fourth of July, we must also salute and honor those men and women of our U.S. Military who defend and preserve our great nation every day.

City Island Public Library

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 21:34

The City Island Branch of the New York Public Library is located in the middle of a mile long, three-block wide stretch of land known as City Island, which is located on Long Island Sound.

City Island Eateries

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 21:09

Artie's of City Island
394 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464
(718)885-9885

Augie's City Island Deli
520 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464
(718)885-1083

B&B's
316 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464
718-885-3003

The Black Whale
279 City Island Ave
City Island, NY 10464
718-885-3657

Chef Rafael's
415 City Island Ave
City Island, NY 10464
(718)885-9656

City Island Lobster House
681 Bridge Street
City Island, NY 10464
(718)885-1459

City Island Diner
304 City Island Avenue,
City Island, NY 10464,
(718)885-0362

Crab Shanty

New York City Living Without NYC Stress

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 21:02

Is that city crosstown traffic, those loud horns, creaking buses, subway sounds and tourists finally getting to you?
Then consider a very smart move to City Island, NY and commute to Manhattan, aka The City.

On the corner of City Island Avenue and Fordham Street, you will find one of several NYC bus stops‎.

MTA Buses stop:

BX29 to Pelham Bay Station #6 SUBWAY TRAIN

BXM7A - Midtown - Manhattan Via 5 Avenue

For Additional information:

mta.info
mta.nyc.ny.us

Co-Op Buildings Blacked Out

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 20:15

Many Co-op City buildings were blacked out for hours this week. Although there were no injuries and no reports of residents being trapped in elevators. According to officials, there were electrical outages at several buildings as well as townhouses.

A management spokesman said that the power went out by a circuit breaker. The cause of the blackout is still under investigation and as far as anyone can tell, there's no equipment failure with Con Ed.

Fed Says Economic Problems Persist

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 19:30

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says some of the problems that are slowing the economy could persist into 2012.

Big Ben says the slowdown could be as a result of a troubled housing market and other factors that will continue to depress growth into next year.

He says some of the headwinds that are concerning the market, like the weakness in financial sector, problems in the housing sector may be stronger and more persistent than originally thought.

US Troops May Soon Begin To Leave Afghanistan

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:50

US President Barack Obama is expected to make good on his promise to start drawing-down on the 100,000 US troops in Afghanistan.

The speech, which is expected to be delivered tonight has many questions left to be answered, like the final troop figures, which remains the subject of speculation, but guessing precisely what those figures will be was insider Washington’s popular political game.

On this First Full Day of Summer...

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 11:52
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Summer 2011 officially began yesterday, marking the most extreme annual northern hemisphere tilt toward the sun of 23.4 degrees as well as the longest period of daylight (whereas the reverse is true for our Southern Hemisphere readers).

In case some of you northerners and New Yorkers need a reminder of our past winter, here is a photo taken on City Island, NYC showing one of our famous, or some would say infamous snow storms. ENJOY!

ALSO check out GOOGLE: Images for summer 2011

Way to go, JIMMY

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 11:33

Bronx Councilman Jimmy Vacca-D 13th District is sponsoring bills which NYC lawmakers are expected to consider, aiming to increase fairness to our citizens in city parking regulations.

One bill would institute a pilot program requiring agents to photograph violations before issuing tickets.
Other measures include new parking placards to be be scanned and verify authenticity, also one-day permits for residents who are moving and suspension of alternate-side regulations when movie shoots tie up spaces.