City Island is a small island, 1.5 miles long and a half mile wide, on the edge of the Bronx. It has a small-town,fishing-village feel that's perfect for when you want a more relaxed pace. Be sure to try the seafood that the Island is known for!


  • Seafood: The island is famous for its seafood, particularly lobster. There are more than 30 restaurants on the island—so you’ll definitely find something delicious to chow down on.
  • City Island Nautical Museum: Learn about City Island! The museum occupies a 1898 school house recognized as national historic landmark. Inside, you can find an archive of photographs, newspaper clippings, and artifacts that showcase the island’s nautical past. Admission is $5. Learn more on the museum website.
  • Victorian-Era Architecture: See the house on Tier Street with a whale weather vane featured in the 1962 film Long Day’s Journey into the Night, or visit the house registered as a NYC landmark at 175 Belden Street. The island has many Victorian-era homes (1830s – 1910), so you’ll find an amusing variety of styles and colors.
  • Entertainment: Catch live performances at Starving Artist Cafe and Gallery or the City Island Theater Group. There’s often something worth watching!