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City Island

Address: Long Island Sound, Bronx, NY 10464
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Ranked #7 of 25 Attractions in Bronx
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Island off the east coast of the Bronx that transforms into a seaside resort on weekends during the...
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Island off the east coast of the Bronx that transforms into a seaside resort on weekends during the summer.

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Nice long strip of different Restaurants to choose from all have reasonable prices and the food is always great and good quality, Always a plus that's why I cant just give love to just 1 place there cause I love them all. Staff have always been friendly and quick service. If you want a hint of spanish and seafood Tito... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Crossing the bridge just changes your whole perspective on life. There are 4 yacht clubs and a few marinas hence the nautical feel besides being the home where many America cup boat were built. A small museum restaurants antique shops. Just a lovely place to be or live.

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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

City Island was a pleasant surprise. It's a quaint village and woodsy area near the city. After a crazy NYC day, a welcome relief. The main revenue seems to come from seafood restaurants which line the Main Street. Can't wait to see it in the summer. We ate at the crab shanty. The portions were enormous, nice decor and good... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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67 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

When you've done the obvious things in NYC, a trip to City Island is a good way to spend half a day or so. The seafood is excellent and well priced - Johnny's Reef, Artie's Steak & Seafood, Tony's Pier Restaurant and Sammy's are all great options. Don't be deterred by the apparent distance - a 6 train to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Just absolutely love the island. Great place to hang out with friends. Dinner is always good. The food is good. I love the scenery.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Nice attraction, good food but a bit pricey, Nice view of the water, but not too much else to do. It does get crowded, I always enjoy the slower times of the year....

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My wife and I are photo aficionados and we were hoping to see the nature part of the island, but we found that the island is covered in fences and concrete. The only thing to do here is eat. We went to Don Coqui, the food was good but pricy. There is a watching spot about 50 feet long and... More 

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We like to go there because my moms and dad love to eat seafood. Almost every Sunday we go. It's always good to go . In the summer it's fun to go and eat outside. Well a lot of people don't like to it in the fresh air. But it's cool.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

City Island is an unexpected enclave that is actually part of the Bronx. Hard to believe when you are there that you are still in NYC. Best to go there at off times as weekends in the summer can get crowded and frankly most of the restaurants are overrated and living off their past glory. Still go and see this... More 

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Bronx, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I never leave hungry or dissatisfied (or sober). City Island gets packed during the summer but the wait to get over the bridge is worth it. The food is always great and the drinks are always strong. There is also a variety of restaurants so if you don't want shellfish, or in my case, cannot have it because of allergies,... More 

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