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A Small Village Within a Vast City

In Bronx, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on May 31, 2009 at 4:15 pm

To cross the City Island Bridge — “Welcome to City Island, Seaport of the Bronx” — is to enter an anomaly: a small town that lives within the borders of a great metropolis, an active fishing village with a 718 area code. Read the rest of this entry »


City Island's great dolphin controversy has been resolved

In Bronx, Dive In, Public Waterfront on May 7, 2009 at 4:48 pm

The city Parks Department has agreed not to relocate the islanders’ beloved dolphin sculpture from Hawkins Park. Read the rest of this entry »

City Island Postcard "At Sea"

In Bronx, Get Wet, Maritime on May 7, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Talk story about City Island and its maritime history. In 2007, a fire, most-likely set by local teen-agers, closed City Island Nautical Museum for almost a year. Read the rest of this entry »

A Waterside Village With a Big-City Backdrop

In Bronx, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on March 30, 2009 at 2:34 am

IT’S not often that you get to watch gulls skirmish over mussel beds from a street that dead ends at the water. Or spot gaggles of Canada geese, ducks and scaups flying over schools of bluefish. Read the rest of this entry »

Party boats are breaking ice

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront on December 13, 2008 at 2:41 am

Neither rain, sleet nor snow has discouraged some of our dedicated party boat captains and diehard anglers from seeking their quarry. Currently, that is blackfish, ling, schoolie bass and cod. Only winds seem to prevent these boats from leaving safe harbor (check ahead). Read the rest of this entry »

In the ‘Nantucket of New York,’ a Bridge to Agitation

In Bronx, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on November 18, 2008 at 12:24 am

BARBARA DOLENSEK, the vice president of the City Island Historical Society, didn’t get the chance to wave her sign at the centennial celebration of the Pelham Bay Bridge nearly three weeks ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Pelham Bay

In Bronx, Go Coastal on September 30, 2008 at 6:55 pm

Most New Yorkers are familiar with the unpredictable housing market and the neighborhood gentrification raging across the city. But as tumultuous as those changes have gotten, a small area in the Northeast Bronx has managed to weather the worst of it so far. Read the rest of this entry »

On City Island, a Place for Telling Fish Stories

In Bronx, Get Wet on September 2, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Late August was bluefish time in the waters of Long Island Sound around City Island in the Bronx. But the talk among the men hanging out at Jack’s Bait and Tackle, on City Island Avenue, kept coming back to stripers. Read the rest of this entry »

Le Refuge Inn blazes fresh path

In Bronx, Go Coastal on June 15, 2008 at 7:18 pm

There was a time, some four decades ago, when dishes like bouillabaisse, snails in casserole and lobster ravioli were, at least on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, on the cutting-edge of cuisine. Those days are long gone; such menu items can be seen as practically standard fare. Read the rest of this entry »

Island Hopping Without Leaving the City

In Bronx, Get Wet, Go Coastal, Manhattan, Queens on February 18, 2008 at 9:10 pm

Uli Seit for The New York Times

Broad Channel, an island in Queens with canals, some houses on stilts and part of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Read the rest of this entry »