Then and Now: A look at City Island
City Island is legendary for its charm and history, and is known as the seaport of the Bronx.
In this week's Then and Now, News 12 The Bronx's Jenny Mayer takes a look at City Island, an area that measures a little more than a mile long and two blocks wide but is full of history.
To get to City Island, travelers must make their way through Pelham Bay Park and onto the City Island Bridge, which was built in 1898. In the late 19th Century, yachting became a popular past time for many of the Island's wealthy. The Island's seaports eventually became world-famous for its custom-made wooden yachts. After World War II, yachting slowly faded away and the seaports began making ships to help with the war effort.
Eventually many of City Island's seaports closed. Now, the Island is known for its many great seafood restaurants that line the streets. It's also become a haven for art and antique lovers.