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City Island is a neighborhood in the BronxNew York Citylocated on an island of the same name approximately 1. As of the census the island had a population of 4, The small island adjacent to the northeast is High Island. Originally inhabited by the Siwanoy band of Lenape Indians, City Island later was settled by Europeans as part of property and estate bought by English nobleman Thomas Pell in After changing hands several Shihosai - Kay (47) - Somewhere In New York , in the island at that time known as Minefer's Islandwas bought by Benjamin Palmer of New York.
Up to this point the island had been inhabited by only a few homes and farms. It had a population of about people, who tended Maatilalle Mennään - Paukkumaissi - Paukkumaissi and livestock. Palmer had the vision of developing the island into a port, which could rival that of New York. He knew that ships heading north and south Shihosai - Kay (47) - Somewhere In New York City Island using Long Island Sound as a safe inshore waterway.
He envisioned shipyardsand stores that could cater to the ships. He went as far as to have the island mapped out in different plots designated as shipyards, docks, business, farms, homes, schools, and houses of worship, along with streets, paths, and access routes.
Benjamin Palmer appealed to the British Crown and received letters patent that covered the ownership of waterfront properties feet out from the high tide mark under water and around the perimeter of the Island. This patent, known as the "Palmer Grant" is unique to City Island; it has been contested in courts since, but has always been upheld.
Palmer also is responsible for changing the name from Minefer's Island to City Island in anticipation of things to come.
Palmer's vision never fully materialized, however, as the timing just before the American Revolution halted all progress, and the war depleted the capital of Palmer and his investors. It would be another sixty years before the island again started to be developed when oystermen, pilots of Hell Gatea set of nearby narrows, and eventually shipbuilders arrived and introduced these industries.
The island continued to host harbor defenses through the early 20th century. A unit condo complex called On the Sound, built inwas the first major residential project on the island since around According to local tradition, anyone actually born on the island is known as a "clamdigger". As of the United States Census the island had a population of 4, Covering an area of Hispanic or Latino of any race were Based on this calculation, as of [update]City Island and Co-op City are considered high-income relative to the rest of the city and not gentrifying.
Most businesses are clustered along the central City Island Avenue. There are two small supermarkets, a gas station, a pharmacy, a bank, a hardware store, 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. At the southernmost section of City Island is Belden Point,  named for William Belden, a developer who opened an amusement park and resort in the area in Morgan and William Randolph Hearst.
Until then eight operators in a private home on Schofield Street connected all calls. The dial exchange began as TUlip 5, now City Island was created by glacial deposits at the end of the last ice age. There is a layer of bedrock and then a thick layer of red clay topped with sandwith topsoil above that.
The southern end has deposits of rare blue clay. The area is strewn with glacial erratic boulders. Local bedrock is Manhattan schist with glacial striations. The forms of animal life on the island are not much different from that of the surrounding region, and are typical of a suburban environment : raccoonssquirrelsrabbitsskunkand occasional deer. Coyotes and turkeys have also been sighted. The real diversity of wildlife on and around City Island is among birds, especially aquatic species.
Shihosai - Kay (47) - Somewhere In New York are many varieties of duck ; buffleheadsgoldeneyesmallardsand cormorants. Canada geese are common, as are mute swansgreat blue heronsgreat white egretsand several types of gull.
A small protected wetlands area on west Ditmars Street is home to many of these species as well as the feral pigeon. Bright green parrots monk parakeetsoriginally imported from South America as pets, have adapted to Driftin Blues - Della Reese - Della Reese Live climate and breed in the wild in New York.
Flocks of wild turkeys also are often seen in the park. Deer are occasionally seen on the island, although more commonly in Pelham Bay Park. Another, nonnative species of the island is Mai Mai Mai Valentina - Pat Boone - Baby, Oh Baby brown or De Kay's snakewhich has adapted to life among the island's growing community.
The island is famous for its seafood restaurants; lobster  is a popular specialty. While a few of the restaurants close during the winter months, most are open year-round.
The City Island Nautical Museum displays maritime artifacts and antiques. It is located at Fordham Street and is open only on Saturday Waterfront - David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive Sunday afternoons other times by appointment. Admission is five dollars and there is a small gift shop. The building was PS17 in its prior life. Mary Star of the Sea Church.
There are a number of old Victorian mansions located throughout City Island, mostly on the Sound side, complete with tall pointy spires and gables with gazebos, such as Delmours Point on Tier Street. The City Island Theater Group is the local Queens - DJ Big Baby - Smash-N-Boys theater that produces shows year round.
It is marketed by the Kaleidoscope Gallery. The island has three yacht clubs situated on the Eastchester Bay side of the island. The Touring Kayak Club is on the west side of the island. There are two active sail lofts UK-Halsey and Doyle. The island also has several commercial marinas. The island has what are called "special anchorages" where boats of all sizes are freely moored or anchored, and there are many docks with boat slips for mooring boats in a secure and restricted way.
There are also many large piers around the island that can receive large ships. The team comes from Manhattan four times Shihosai - Kay (47) - Somewhere In New York week to practice off the western shore of City Island. A small fleet of head boats takes paying passengers on fishing trips to Long Island Sound.
Smaller boats are also available for rent by the day. The sail and power boating industry has been declining in recent years, as boatyards are being sold and being converted into condominiums.
A local paper, The Island Current Shihosai - Kay (47) - Somewhere In New York , is printed ten times a year, and chronicles mostly community issues and local news. The incarceration rate of perpeople is lower than that of the city as a whole. The 45th Precinct has a lower crime rate than in the s, with crimes across all categories having decreased by A Farewell To Wonkers - Simon Poole - Dreamfall Chapters - Original Soundtrack (File, Album) precinct saw 0 murders, 13 rapes, robberies, felony assaults, burglaries, grand larcenies, and grand larcenies auto in Preterm births are more common in City Island and Co-op City than in other places citywide, though teenage births are less common.
In City Island and Co-op City, there were preterm births per 1, live births compared to 87 per 1, citywideand The concentration of fine particulate matterthe deadliest type of air pollutantin City Island and Co-op City is 0. City Island and Co-op City generally have a lower rate of college-educated residents than the rest of the city. City Island and Co-op City's rate of elementary school student absenteeism is slightly higher than the rest of New York City.
The School of St. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in The branch has been operating sincebut moved to its current building in ; a renovation in doubled the Shihosai - Kay (47) - Somewhere In New York of the branch.
The City Island branch contains a "ship collection" of over a thousand ship-related media, as well as a collection of materials about City Island's history. Starting ina small rope ferry ran between the mainland and City Island. In a bridge was built by a syndicate of City Island businessmen, including G.
Horton, Ben Hedgeman, and David Carll. It was replaced by steel, three-lane City Island Bridge in The New York City Department of Transportation had proposed replacing it with a cable-stayed bridge hanging from a foot tower but the design faced intense community opposition and the city submitted a redesign which was approved. The 3. Today, the only public transportation to City Island are two bus routes operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Sincethe film production company Harrington Talents has had its offices and studio located on City Island. Notable celebrities who have worked on their productions include rapper and actor Ice-Tand professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Island and neighborhood of the Bronx Shihosai - Kay (47) - Somewhere In New York New York City. Looking southwest at marina and distant Throgs Neck Bridge. United States. Islands portal New York City portal. Retrieved March 15, Retrieved October 30, International Business Times.
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