Tag: City Island

Congratulations Clamdiggers & Musselsuckers: The Curbed Cup Neighborhood of the Year Is City Island!

After much voting (and folks arguing online on who the best neighborhood would be) City Island is Curbed’s Neighborhood of the Year!

Congratulations to The Bronx and all the Clamdiggers and Musselsuckers for coming out and voting. It’s not much but it gives our community and borough some bragging rights since Curbed, after all, is the premier real estate blog in NYC.

Congratulations Clamdiggers & Musselsuckers: The Curbed Cup Neighborhood of the Year Is City Island!

After much voting (and folks arguing online on who the best neighborhood would be) City Island is Curbed’s Neighborhood of the Year!

Congratulations to The Bronx and all the Clamdiggers and Musselsuckers for coming out and voting. It’s not much but it gives our community and borough some bragging rights since Curbed, after all, is the premier real estate blog in NYC.

Vote: After Beating Crown Heights It’s Now City Island Vs Long Island City

City Island easily beat out Crown Heights in Brooklyn for Curbed Cup 2014 Neighborhood of The Year and now we’ve made it to the final rounds and are up against Long Island City.

Time for Bronxites to VOTE VOTE VOTE and make sure City Island wins as neighborhood of the year!

VOTE: Curbed Cup Finals: (7) Long Island City vs. (16) City Island – Curbed Cup 2014 – Curbed NY.

VOTE: The Battle for City Island as Curbed’s 11th Annual NYC Neighborhood of The Year Has Begun!

Curbed, New York City’s top real estate blog is holding its 11th Annual Neighborhood of the Year Award — And City Island in The Bronx has entered the finals quite easily.

In the first round, City Island toppled the ever popular West Chelsea in Manhattan in a big and unexpected upset. During the second round of voting, City Island trounced upon Tribeca and once again emerged victorious.

Now our beautiful nautical City Island is battling against Crown Heights to enter the final round of competition.

We all know City Island easily beats landlocked Crown Heights, hands down so let’s get to the voting polls and show NYC what we’re made of!

Click to VOTE: Curbed Cup Final Four: Crown Heights vs. City Island – Curbed Cup 2014 – Curbed NY.

EXCLUSIVE: Pictures of Laura Prepon On Set of Orange Is The New Black On City Island, The Bronx!

Welcome2TheBronx has obtained EXCLUSIVE pictures of Monday’s filming of Orange Is The New Black.

Laura Prepon who’s name was made famous on ‘That 70’s Show’ and resurged to fame in the Emmy winning Netflix Original Series, ‘Orange Is The New Black’ was in The Bronx today filming for Season 3 on City Island. Here’s an account from our dear friend and photographer, Elena ‘Mamarazzi’ Marrero of her day scouting the set:

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Orange Is The New Black To Film on City Island In The Bronx

We’re excited to learn that the popular and 3 time Emmy winning and 12 Emmy nominated Netflix original show, Orange Is The New Black, will be filming on location for their 3rd season this coming Monday, September 8th on City Island.

The show has several Bronx connections including one of the main characters, Gloria Mendoza who is played by Cuban born and Bronx raised actress Selenis Leyva and the popular opening song is written and performed by Moscow born and Bronx raised Regina Spektor.

Recovering City Island Looks to Artists and Developers | Via CurbedNY

“City Island, the charming and remote nautical community located in the northeast corner of the Bronx, has been a popular tourist destination for years. Crowds throng to its seafood restaurants to feast on crabs, shrimp, fried smelts, and Piña Coladas, while admiring its historic Victorian architecture and small-town vibe.

New City Island Bridge: A Clam Digger’s Perspective On The Issues

I am a second generation City Islander, born a Clam Digger in 1957. My late father also grew up on City Island. I own and live in the house on City Island that my father built with his own hands. There is no one who has more emotional and nostalgic attachment to the current City Island Bridge than I. When I was a child, before the turntable function of the bridge was permanently disabled and the bridge gratings paved over, the humming of cars and trucks passing over those gratings carried down the length of City Island and, on hot summer nights, with my bedroom window open, that comforting sound would lull me to sleep.

EXCLUSIVE: City Island Bridge: Will the People’s Voice Be Heard?

The latest news about the “new” City Island Bridge is that the cable-stayed bridge pushed by the Bloomberg administration has been scrapped. In its place, a “plain vanilla” causeway bridge has been proposed.
Who’s idea was that? It turns out that the plan was hatched during a secret closed-door meeting reportedly on Friday, May 2, 2014. The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) was there. Our local city and state public officials were there. A couple of people claiming to represent The City Island Civic Association and the City Island Chamber of Commerce were also there, both supposedly representing City Island residents and merchants who didn’t know what was going down.

Don Coqui’s First Bronx Location On City Island Is A ‘Must Eat’ Destination

For years I’ve resisted the lure of Don Coqui’s much hyped Puerto Rican cuisine of their other establishments outside of the Bronx but when they finally opened up in our borough —on City Island no less— I decided to see what all the fuss was about. This past Monday my mother and I took my father to Don Coqui to celebrate his birthday since he’s always wanted to go to one of their restaurants.

As you go over the bridge onto City Island, the restaurant is the second on your right. At first sight, it doesn’t really look all that impressive from the outside, but never judge a book by its cover. When we entered Don Coqui it was the complete opposite impression.