City Island (New York)

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    A Taste of the Gastronomic Options in the Bronx

    Last week, Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. and Baron Ambrosia hosted Taste of the Bronx, a sampling of restaurants from around the borough. The Baron, whose real name is Justin Fornal, is the Bronx's official culinary ambassador and self-proclaimed "quaffer of culinary consciousness," who ros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Three Brothers, a Pale Ale, and a Brewery: City Island Beer Company

    The craft brewer's life is a busy one, especially during October when the all-important Oktoberfest beckons from Germany. The tradition has endured for more than two hundred years, drawing in more than six million people annually, and making it the world's largest beer festival. While imitations hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Our 10 Best Restaurants for Oysters in NYC

    Lucky for those of us who crave raw bar offerings in this city's summer heat, oysters are now offered at almost all restaurants of a certain echelon that are worth their salt (ha, ha). We demystified the source of the shellfish in last week's Village Voice, and now we've rounded up the 10 best spots ... More >>

  • Dance

    March 27, 2013

    Bill T. Jones Celebrates the Joy of Oliver Sacks

    A multimedia tribute to the polymath Awakenings author

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Savor the Bronx Restaurant Week

    Sandy and a little snow can't stop Bronx restaurants from gearing up for the second annual Savor the Bronx Restaurant Week. Special events begin Monday and more than 35 restaurants in the borough will offer discounted fare. Some restaurants like Riverdale Steak House will give a 15 percent discount ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Sandy Intensifies; Situations Worsens; Police, Fire Straining to Respond to Rescue Calls

    As the storm intensifies tonight, reports of calamity are flowing in, particularly in the Rockaways, sections of Queens and Brooklyn. A city ambulance on Beach Channel Drive in southeastern Queens was reported surrounded with water, and the crew was sitting on the roof asking for a rescue. A fire i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    3 Good Things: Mackerel, Confetti, Crumbs

    [ See More 3 Good Things: 3 Good Things: Vodka, Bacon, Lunch | 3 Good Things: The Future of Food | 3 Good Things: City Island, Fish Sauce, Fino ] 1 A Belfast-based design company goes mackerel fishing together off the coast of Northern Ireland. They fish, gut, cook, and finally eat together. [Ace ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    3 Good Things: City Island, Fish Sauce, Fino

    This fun tour of the seafood offerings on City Island, that hard-to-reach enclave of the Bronx (featured a few years back in an excellent film of the same name). Check out the frozen piƱa coladas from Johnny's and the baskets of fried clam bellies (one of my favorite summertime snacks). [Gothamist] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Nine Culinary Ventures By Hip-Hop Artists

    Today, excitable Long Island-raised rap firebrand Flavor Flav will open his House Of Flavor restaurant in Las Vegas. The restaurant—which will have fried chicken and something called a "red velvet waffle" on the menu—is Flav's second attempt to break into the food world, following the di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Bragging Rights to New York City's Rat Island Go for $160,000

    The auction of a bona fide New York City island happened yesterday, and the winner was Alex Schibli, a 71-year-old retired Port Authority worker who lives in the Bronx and has gazed hungrily at that island, or, slab of 2 1/2-acre rock, for more than a decade, wishing he owned it. For $160,000, now h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Next Month, NYC's Rat Island Can Be Yours

    The view from Rat Island.​Rat Island is a 2.5-acre rock sticking out of the water off of City Island in the Bronx. Attractions: the crumbling ruins of a hospital used for yellow-fever patients in the 1800s, a Great Blue Heron who will be your only neighbor, a rich history of housing prisoners ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Ten Hot Famous Fat Chicks

    Sam Zide Dan Weiss is the author of the blog Ask a Guy Who Likes Fat Chicks and he's profiled in our recent feature, "Guys Who Like Fat Chicks." He put together a list of ten hot famous bigger women with the disclaimer that he "tried to mix girls I personally think are pretty with girls you don't ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Ten Famous Guys Who Like Fat Chicks

    Dan Weiss is the author of the blog Ask a Guy Who Likes Fat Chicks and he's profiled in this week's feature, "Guys Who Like Fat Chicks." He put together a list of ten males who appreciate larger ladies in Western mass culture because, frankly, there aren't all that many. Fat Admirers do exist, and ... More >>

  • Film

    January 12, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    October 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo Campaign Getting Lots of (Bad) Free Advice

    ​ When Fred Dicker of the New York Post talks, Albany listens. The tabloid's hard-punching state editor has as much or more impact on state politics these days - between his newspaper blasts and his daily radio show - as any capitol powerbroker. But Dicker's prediction in his "Inside Albany" c ... More >>

  • Film

    March 16, 2010
  • Voice Choices

    November 3, 2009


    The Bronx's Queen

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Beach Eats, Food Trucks & Stadium Snacks

    ​Hungry Girl heads to the new Yankee Stadium to scope out tasty low-cal foods and finds Lobel's Steak Sandwich (464 calories), Nathan's Grilled Chicken Sandwich (380 calories), and cotton candy (175 calories). [NY Times] The Hudson Valley, once known as New York's "breadbasket," is full of gr ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 15, 2009

    Pedro Espada Plays Moneyball

    The new Senate majority leader heads straight for the bank

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Investigators Raid Top City Developer

    There's a raid going on -- still as we write -- at the Soho offices of one of the city's biggest housing developers. Since seven this morning, blue-jacketed agents of the Manhattan District Attorney's office have been hard at work, hauling boxes of records from the offices of Atlantic Development Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Adolfo Carrion's Favorite Architect

    When Adolfo Carrion -- the now ex-Bronx beep whose interesting ideas of urban planning are now part of the Obama administration -- wanted to add a new deck to his attractive Victorian home on City Island, he knew just the architect for the job. The Daily News team of Greg B. Smith and Robert Gearty ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 8, 2008


    Think you got what it takes to take on the Bronx?

  • NYC Life

    November 13, 2007

    Social Engineering

    All aboard at Grand Central with headless models and StoryCorps

  • NYC Life

    February 6, 2007

    Something in the Way He Moves

    Larry Seiler has cerebral palsy. But he doesn’t want your pity—he wants your love.

  • NYC Life

    May 16, 2006

    The Life Aquatic

    You can go in the water again!

  • NYC Life

    May 16, 2006

    A Shore Thing

    Mini guides to five waterfront neighborhoods worth your salt

  • NYC Life

    May 2, 2006
  • News

    April 25, 2006

    The Bronx Bomber

    While rooting the Yankees to a new home, Democratic political fixer Stanley Schlein failed his other clients

  • News

    April 4, 2006

    Save the 'Burbs!

    Flushing homeowners lead the growing Queens quest for landmark status

  • NYC Life

    February 7, 2006

    On the Hard

    They're buying up every inch of this island and building condos

  • News

    August 16, 2005

    Hunting the Magic Number

    In council races around town, it's a tale of two cities

  • NYC Life

    August 2, 2005

    Early Man

    No TV, no computer. I make these wooden vases, I turn them on a lathe.

  • News

    October 5, 2004

    Taken to the Cleaners

    Political ties won big government loans, but a Bronx plant still goes belly up

  • Dining

    June 1, 2004

    Where to Go for Dad's Day

    Top 100 Italian Restaurants

  • NYC Life

    May 4, 2004

    Cabin Fever

    The heat is on—and for a limited time only—so get out of the house and soak it up before it's gone

  • NYC Life

    April 15, 2003
  • NYC Life

    November 12, 2002
  • NYC Life

    August 13, 2002
  • News

    April 24, 2001

    Toil and Temptation

    From the Car Wash to the Chicano Club, a Mexican Teenager Learns to Survive in the Bronx

  • News

    April 10, 2001

    A Link in the Chain

    Bound for The Bronx, A Mexican Teenager Says Farewell to His Family and Culture

  • News

    December 19, 2000

    Life on the Outside

    After 16 Years in Prison Elaine Bartlett Came Home to a City and a Family She Barely Knew. Freedom Wasn’t at All What She’d Imagined

  • News

    June 6, 2000

    Tito Puente 1923-2000

    La Ultima Cumbancha

  • Dining

    August 24, 1999
  • News

    March 30, 1999

    A Wounded Mayor

    Diallo Deconstructs Rudy's Racial Rule

  • News

    March 30, 1999

    Mothers of Invention

    The families of police-brutality victims build a movement

  • News

    October 27, 1998

    Loose Cannon

    Bullet-riddled record of Bronx cop facing trial for murder of Irish immigrant