Tag: City Island

Bronx Residents Fearful Treacherous Stretch of Road Will Lead to Fatalities

For several years, Bronx residents—along with Community Board 10 and the City Island Civic Association—have been begging for New York City to fix a hazardous stretch of Shore Road which goes from the Pelham Bay Landfill and into Westchester County.

Water—whether groundwater or from a water main (determination has yet to be made)—not only creates crater-like potholes but also freezes over over in the the winter forcing drivers to swerve and veer into the opposite lane of this two-lane road to avoid the potholes and patches of dangerous ice.

Watch—City Island Bridge: End of an Era

Last month we bid farewell to the iconic City Island Bridge, the only way on and off the island as the city begins the process of replacing the 114 year old structure (with an ugly causeway-like bridge.

Tommy Breen and his brother have been documenting the project since it began and have put together a rather heartwarming and touching video.

End of An Era as City Island Bridge Closes After 114 Years in Service

Tonight at 1AM, New York City Department of Transportation will shift traffic to and from City Island in The Bronx to the temporary bridge as the old bridge will be replaced—sadly by a not so charming structure. The bridge has been serving clam diggers & mussel suckers alike for 114 years as well as visitors to the picturesque and quaint New England-like island of The Bronx.

So hurry up before 1AM tonight to take your last trip across that famous bridge—or you can take a special “one last ride” across the bridge tomorrow, Friday, December 18th at 3PM starting from Legion Triangle on the City Island side.
A new traffic pattern will be enacted effective Friday, December 18th at 1AM so be sure to take a look below at the images. You will no longer be allowed to make a left when coming off the bridge and onto City Island.

New Restaurant To Open On City Island is Set to Stand Out

This Friday, May 29th, Archie’s Tap & Table will open, where once Sugar & Spice Bake Shop and Eatery once stood on City Island, serving up comfort food with “an American twist” not to mention local Bronx beers.

After Sugar & Spice suffered damage from a fire in the apartment above last November, proprietor Alex Pertsovsky decided to retire the restaurant after a good 12 year run, which was begun with his sister Irina Brandler (who retired 5 years ago), and decided to dedicate himself to his dream of opening up something like Archie’s.

City Islanders, Friends Pack The Alehouse to Celebrate Curbed Neighborhood Cup Victory

From the size of the crowd at the City Island Alehouse Saturday, Feb.7th, you’d think that they were giving away free food.

Oops! …they were.

Despite the snow, ice and frigid temperatures, City Islanders and their friends came by the hundreds to eat, drink and rock and roll, all in celebration of City Island winning the 2014 Curbed Cup Neighborhood of the Year award, sponsored by Curbed, a prominent online magazine serving the real estate industry.