Submitted by ub on Sat, 03/24/2012 - 16:53

For may years, City Island was part of Westchester County. It was linked to the US mainland by a toll bridge in 1873, which later became a free bridge when the area was annexed by NYC in 1895.

Most agree that limited access to the island has discouraged dense development, and therefore the island has retained its small New England fishing village atmosphere. Numerous restaurants, marinas, marine supply stores, yacht clubs, art galleries and antique shops all play a major role in the island’s economy.

Take a virtual tour using this museum map, or by taking a look at the cameras, which allow City Island Images to share live video transmissions in real time.

Please visit We hope you will tell your friends all about City Island, so all of
you will come to know our Island not only for its charm but also one richly steeped in nautical and American History.