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City Island

Long Island Sound, Bronx, NY 10464
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Ranked #7 of 28 attractions in Bronx
Type: Islands
Traveler Description: Only a mile and a half long with one main street running down the center of it, City Island, Bronx, is home to New York City's nautical community... more »
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Antigua, Guatemala
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The entire City Island is overrated. Loads of restaurants serving the same seafood, none of which is particularly special.....the prices are high and the food nor the trip isn't worth it. There is nothing to see and less to do there.....don't bother.

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Take a trip out to City Island to see a part of New York City that feels so very different. City Island is actually part of the Bronx although it feels much more suburban. It offers stunning views of the Long Island Sound and, if you go on a nice day, you'll see many boats sailing and motoring. There is... More

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

City Island is a nice place to visit. I like this community very much, but all of the restaurants are extremely expensive. I mean they are really expensive. There are not much sea view except if you are are at some restaurants where have ocean view. Of course you pay the sea view at a restaurant. It is still a... More

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ottawa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Not a lot to do there after you've walked up and down the main drag. Browsing around the junk & antique shops was out of the question because of the overpowering moldy smells. A local said that a lot of places have leaky roofs. It's a little bit of "seaside community" nestled in The Bronx.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I've been coming to City Island since I was a child. There's great seafood. You can come here to have dessert at the Ice Cream shop, play miniature golf...dine high end or reasonably & enjoy a nice stroll & see the local shops. It gets crowded, esp. in the summer, but who cares as long as you have a good... More

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The only way you know you're in New York City is when a squad car from the Throggs Neck precinct stops for coffee or the BX29 comes through. Other than that, you cross over the City Island bridge into a North Carolina or Maine sailing town. Lots of seafood, don't miss the City Island Diner, four or five marinas and/or... More

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Very fresh seafood, excellent family restaurants! Love the seagull feeding and the smell of the sea water! Even during Xmas time is worth going!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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205 reviews 205 reviews
109 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have been to City Island a lot, all my friends from the Bronx think its a little cliche but this is an excellent place to come to in NYC. It has the feeling of a little New England coastal town that is self contained outside of everything else in NYC and the Bronx. The seafood selection here is plentiful,... More

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Bronx, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I'm a seafood lover so this is the place to be, City Island has many choices of restaurants either indoor or outdoors inexpensive or a little more pricey, it fits everyone's budget. The seafood is good and fresh and even better in the summer time.... go check it out for yourself

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New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

First, don't try to go here on a major holiday - forget about Mother's Day. Also watch beach traffic. Research a restaurant first because a few old standbys have become just -old. There's some shopping and some decent fast food and sea air at the end of the island. I prefer the Italian restaurant but it doesn't have a water... More

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