Travel Guide

The Bronx, New York City 


City Island

City Island is an island located off the coast of East Bronx in the extreme western end of Long Island Sound. It is a small island measuring just 1.5 miles (2.6 km) by half-a-mile (1 km). The island was once a community of fishermen and boat builders, which explains its resemblance to a New England fishing village with a small atmosphere rather than urban Bronx. A bridge connects City Island with East Bronx and from the Pelham Bay Park Subway Station, there is a bus traveling to and from City Island.
City Island, Bronx (New York City)

Street on City Island by WalkingGeek 

City Island is a popular day trip for many New Yorkers, especially for the island's seafood restaurants and specialties include lobsters, crabs, shrimps, clams, and mussels. There are around 30 restaurants here, which are not hard to find since most are along City Island Avenue. There are also a couple of antique shops, art galleries, and gift shops. Those interested about the island’s history can visit The City Island Nautical Museum at Fordham Street - opens only on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
City Island Nautical Museum, Bronx (City Island)

City Island Nautical Museum by Bigtimepiece

Squirrels, raccoon  skunks, rabbits and deers have been spotted on City Island. However, most noticeable are the various species of birds including migratory birds. These include mallards, Canada geese, blue herons, mute swans, and gulls, and many are often seen on a small wetland area west of Ditmars Street. City Island has several commercial marinas with four yacht clubs situated in Eastchester Bay. There is also the Touring Kayak Club situated on the western side of the island. Charter boats are also available on the island for fishing trips.

Location: South of Pelham Bay and east of Eastchester Bay.

Website: City Island


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