At the Council’s Stated Meeting on Wednesday, March 28, the Council voted unanimously in favor of designating the City Island Nautical Museum, the former P.S. 102 and P.S. 17 City Island School, as a New York City Landmark.
The museum, located at 190 Fordham Street, was built in 1898 and served as City Island’s only public school until 1975 when it was replaced with P.S. 175. For the last 30 years, the building has remained significant, serving as a museum that preserves over 100 years of City Island history. It has also served as a meeting place for various community groups of the Island for several decades.
“The City Island Nautical Museum, formerly the community’s only public school, has been a staple of City Island for over a century,” Council Member Vacca said. “What once educated generations of City Island children now preserves 100 years of history and I commend those who have kept it intact over the years. I thank my colleagues for voting in favor of designating this historical building as a New York City Landmark and I am honored to have it in my district.”