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City Island

Long Island Sound, Bronx, NY 10464
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Ranked #7 of 30 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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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Don't expect too much, this is not a real fishing village but has enough to offer for a pleasant day by the sea. The City Island community is laid back and has so far resisted the temptation of overdevelopment. This may change soon as it seems that some large apartment complexes have been approved for construction. I used to keep... More

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New York City, New York
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

City Island is a great experience overall. Plenty of restaurants to choose from. Prices can be high but the quality is usually worth it. My favorite restaurant is the Lobster House. I also like the Crab Shanty which is smaller but has great food. There is only one road in and out of City Island which sometimes makes for a... More

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New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

You would never think that City Island is a part of "da" Bronx. Quiet and secluded, there's one main street ( City Island Avenue) that traverses the entire island. On that streets is an assortment of shops and restaurants, that give you the feel of a small New England or East End Long Island fishing town. Very nice for a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Plenty of good restaurants , Tony's Pier well worth a visit , good food , good choices and very reasonable.

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Bronx, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been to all of Don Coqui spots in NYC but that fact that they opened up in City Island is even better. Great food great music and their drinks are the best. Try their cocotini's they are awesome.

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New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

City Island is a gem in the Bronx only a few miles from New York City you would not expect this to be here.... You can go shopping here for antiques... Walk around and enjoy the view... Restaurants everywhere most of them very good.... Charter-boats to go fishing on... Less than a mile away orchard beach... You can even rent... More

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Antigua, Guatemala
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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Suffern, New York
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33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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