The Slice of NYC Paradise

Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/13/2019 - 13:35

I have participated in more than my fair share of global journeys while traveling throughout North, Central, South America, Europe, Asia.

But there's no place like home. I moved to City Island in the 1990s to build News 12, The Bronx and made it my new home.

Clam Diggers and Mussel Suckers as well as City Island’s elders and our elected leaders, including members of the Historical Society, The Nautical Museum, The City Island Community Center, as well as all locals should be trying to convince 'Boomerangs' who are also known as the people who grew up locally but left for school or work to return home and return where they belong.

This Slice of NYC Paradise It was once to be considered a potential commercial rival to New York City, and so it picked up a new nickname. It was previously called Great Minnefords Island. But it never rivaled The Big Apple as a seaport but it did develop thriving seaside industries. City Island was privately owned, first by the Pell family and then by the Palmer family, Palmer’s group laid out streets and established two ferries to the mainland. Palmer, a staunch supporter of the Revolution, engaged the ire of the British, who plundered the island in 1776. Three years later, Palmer and his family were captured and forced to leave the island for Manhattan. Palmer never returned to City Island and that was his loss.