NYC has it all, and then some. This world-class city deserves a mention all its own. There are so many great places to eat that it would take about fifty years to try them all, the nightlife is legendary, the museums are world-renowned and it is undeniably a Mecca for the arts. Manhattan is also one of the capitals of the fashion world as well as the financial heart of the U.S. economy and home to the New York Stock Exchange. There is also a growing tech sector here, called Silicon Alley.
There is an undeniable mystique about The Big Apple that draws people from all over the world. It may have a high cost of living and a reputation of chewing people up and spitting them out, but those who call it home wouldn’t have it any other way. The city is for the tough, and if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.
A hidden section of NYC surprises visitors, who are always amazed that City Island exists and it is part of New York City. This former shipbuilding enclave during the 19th century is now known for its marinas and seafood restaurants.
Learn about its maritime roots inside this 100-year-old building known as City Island's Nautical Museum, and you can also soak up the lovely Long Island Sound views.
Just over the City Island Bridge is Pelham Bay Park, the largest park in NYC, which has Orchard Beach, along with hiking trails and two public golf courses.
There are several seafood restaurants, so you can’t go wrong. Sea Shore and the City Island Lobster House are popular spots.
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