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Tony Oakley…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY

city island, bronx, ny

Asked by Tony Oakley REBNY, NYRS, New York, NY Sun May 25, 2008

what is life like in City Island?

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It’s a very safe, very nice community with ambiance. By land, the island is reached by a small bridge, leading onto City Island Avenue, which runs the 1.5-mile length of the island. The island is no more than a half-mile wide. Many of the streets end at private beaches. City Island Avenue is the only through street north and south and the route of the city bus that passes about every 30 minutes ( BX29 bus links City Island to the Pelham Bay Park subway station, the last stop on the No. 6. The bus ride takes about 5 minutes, and the subway to and from Midtown is about 50 minutes)and two express buses (BXM7B) from City Island to Manhattan during the morning rush hour, and two that return in the evening. It takes about 50 minutes to reach Midtown; fare is $5. The island is mostly residential, one- or two-story family detached or semidetached homes.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 19, 2010
It's great. As the previous poster mentioned, it's like being on vacation; we stopped going on summer vacations when we moved here. We take trips but realize when we come back we have it all right here...
When you cross the City Island Bridge coming home from work on Manhattan, you completely relax.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 17, 2010
Wonderful, it's like being on vacation from April 'til November.
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