We visited City Island this weekend and walked the main street City Island Avenue. The island is located just across the water from where I live in Whitestone, Queens.
Probably the tallest building on City Island, Bronx, N.Y.
City Island is a small island approximately 1.5 mi (2.4 km) long by .5 mi (1 km) wide. At one time attached to the town of Pelham, Westchester County, it is now part of the New York City borough of the Bronx. As of the 2000 census the island had a population of 4,520. Its land area is 1.023 km² (0.395 sq mi, or 252.835 acres).
City Island is located at the extreme western end of Long Island Sound, south of Pelham Bay and east of Eastchester Bay. City Island is an urbanized area, reminiscent of a small New England town.
The island has the look and feel of a small New England fishing village, with no spot more than a few minutes walking distance to the water. Most businesses are clustered along centrally-located City Island Avenue. There are two small supermarkets, a gas station, a pharmacy, and a bank, and a variety of other small shops. The island is most famous for its numerous seafood restaurants and antique stores which line both sides of the avenue.