City Island is a unique island neighborhood, located just off the New York borough of the Bronx and joined to the mainland by a bridge. It is a small island, with walkable facilities when New York weather cooperates for travel on foot. Summer weather is usually hot and humid and this resort-like neighborhood is enjoyed by many pedestrians, both local and visitors to the island, during the high season.
The island is famous for its seafood restaurants, pubs, and diners, attracting many “mainlanders” to the island for a bite to eat. Restaurants with outdoor seating may allow dogs if you ask the proprietor. Make sure your dog is well mannered if you are hoping to include him at commercial establishments. There are a variety of shops and services that can be accessed in City Island by pedestrians and several landmarks, including the City Island Nautical Museum, are also located within walking distance for residents and their pets.
The Bridge Park-Catherine Scott Promenade is located next to the Veterans Memorial Triangle on the north end of the island. This water front walkway and small green space are located right near the City Island Road bridge and provide views of the water, bridge, and mainland.
The City Island Wetlands are located south along the shore on the west side of the island. This natural area is protected, but can be enjoyed by locals with pets from nearby roads and pedestrian walkways. There is quite a bit of wildlife on City Island, including many diverse species of birds such as aquatic species and unique wetland species. Also located on the island is Hawkins Street Park, a small, green park with benches and shade, and Little Park on Fordham Street, which features a waterfront seating area.
All areas are easily accessible on foot and the waterfront is available in multiple locations, enjoyable by locals and their dogs.