City Island, Bronx - part 4
A winter trip to a small island in the north of New York
(Photos/words © urban75, Dec 2007)
My final set of photos of City Island, New York. Hope you've enjoyed them!
Burcks Discount Marine Supplies.
Jack's Bait and Tackle stores.
St Mary, 'Star of the Sea.'
Slightly 'Twin Peaks'-esque Christmas lights over the approach into City Island.
Signs for Capt. Chris's fishing boat trips on Island Current (8am daily).
Boat rental, bait, tackle. There's at least four cats in this picture, and several more were milling about out of shot.
Boats covered over for the winter.
The fabulous 'Lobster House' neon sign. The right claw was animated.
Another view against a darkening sky.
Looking down the main drag.
A school bus leaves the island.
Boats for hire.
From 1760, visitors and supplies to the island were transported via a rope-powered ferry between Rodman's Neck and City Island.
The current - rather underwhelming - three lane steel bridge connecting the island to the mainland was built in 1901.
Looking west from the north tip of the island, with the distant rush hour traffic visible.
Our subway train arrives at Pelham Bay Park station.