City Islanders, Friends Pack The Alehouse to Celebrate Curbed Neighborhood Cup Victory

From the size of the crowd at the City Island Alehouse Saturday, Feb.7th, you’d think that they were giving away free food.

Oops! …they were.

Despite the snow, ice and frigid temperatures, City Islanders and their friends came by the hundreds to eat, drink and rock and roll, all in celebration of City Island winning the 2014 Curbed Cup Neighborhood of the Year award, sponsored by Curbed, a prominent online magazine serving the real estate industry.

Controversy Over A Proposed NYC Law To Protect People From Unreasonable Search By Police

While it’s hard to imagine that a proposed law intended to inform us and protect our Constitutional rights would breed controversy anywhere on U.S soil, that is exactly what’s happening in the New York City Council, and now it’s even spilling out into the Bronx neighborhoods served by those feuding council members.

It’s called the Consent To Search Bill, identified as Intro 541, and it would allow police to conduct even unreasonable searches, but only if they properly inform us of our right to refuse consent, and only if they document any consent we give them.