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"Seaport of the Bronx"

City Island is a neighborhood of Bronx. Elevation is 20 feet.


The neighborhood is in Long Island Sound.
Former and merged names include:
· Minneford Island
· Minnewit
The Dutch settled here and began a fur trade with the Indians. A British raid in 1776 was repulsed by Americans who had been ferried across.

The 20th century brought development of boat yards, yacht clubs and marinas. In recent years, artists have moved here and opened galleries.

Filming location for:
· 1960s TV show, "Car 54, Where Are You?"
· 1944 movie, "Arsenic and Old Lace"
· 1990 movie, "Awakenings"
· 1993 movie, "A Bronx Tale"
Well-known residents have included:
· Dr. Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author
· Harry Carey, actor
Local festivals include:
  • City Island Fall Arts & Crafts Fair - Sept. 8-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check City Island web sites and events links in the sections below.

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