City Island Recommendations? - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Destinations > US Northeast > Long Island
 Not a Member? 

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-25-2010
RainDog's Avatar
Not Finished Yet
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kemah, TX
Posts: 592
Thanks: 20
Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 6
RainDog is on a distinguished road
I also recommend checking out the Public Library on City Island. They have an impressive collection of nautical books if you into a few hours of browsing.
Pacific Seacraft 34 #142
Kemah, Texas

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 05-25-2010
CalebD's Avatar
Tartan 27' owner
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,585
Thanks: 4
Thanked 90 Times in 83 Posts
Rep Power: 7
CalebD will become famous soon enough
Originally Posted by Hesper View Post
Nice to see all the kind words about Stuyvesant YC since I'm a member there. Truth is, though, all 4 clubs on the western shore have guest moorings, restaurants, showers, etc. and are accomodating to visitors.

The diner mentioned by two posters is the City Island Diner and the best place I know of for a hearty breakfast. Take-out sandwiches are great, too, but their hours can catch you by surprise - they close early.

Lickety-Split across the street is always filled with kids - for ice cream, of course. They also tend to favor the "greasy-spoon" fried fish joints - two at the southern tip of the island and one on the west side halfway up. I've never been to Artie's myself, but I really like the Black Whale (outdoor gargen and the owner also runs Stuyvesant's restaurant) and the Crab Shanty. The latter is somewhat aptly named when it comes to atmosphere, but the seafood is first-rate.

Lots of antique stores along the Avenue and several places to pick up necessaries for the boat. Dempsey's and The Snug (both on the same block as the Diner) are the local watering holes if you're looking for a burger and beer with Dempsey's being the place for late-night raucus entertainment.
Nice work Hesper. Now that is local knowledge!
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 05-26-2010
hellosailor's Avatar
Plausible Deniability
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,710
Thanks: 2
Thanked 93 Times in 91 Posts
Rep Power: 10
hellosailor has a spectacular aura about hellosailor has a spectacular aura about
If your scehdule allows, skip the heavy tourist hours. I've seen summer weekends when Friday or Saturday from, say 4PM to 10PM, the traffic was so heavy that it was "one car on the island, one car off the island" and solid all the way down the avenue.

A much nicer place to visit if you can do it during the week!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 08-18-2010
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 215
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Plumbean is on a distinguished road
Thanks for all the recommendations on this thread. We made it over to City Island about three weeks ago (the day of the microburst -- see here Deadly thunderstorm in Western L.I. Sound) and thought I would post a quick recap.

We picked up a mooring at Stuyvesant Yacht Club in the late morning. Everyone there was really nice and they cut us a break on their normal fee since we were only staying for a couple of hours. Walked to the main drag and had lunch at the City Island Diner, which was a good choice for the kids. Standard diner fare with a friendly waitstaff. Afterwards, we walked across the street to Lickety Split for ice cream for the kids (and dad). The kids had a blast and I expect we will be back.

We did not explore the rest of the island, as it was very hot that day, and the forecast was pretty ominous, so we decided to call it good and head back across the sound to Manhasset Bay. As it turned out, that was a good decision (see the link above). I'd like to get back and explore some more -- my best one sentence description is that it seemed like an odd combination of a quaint New England seafaring town with patches of urban blight mixed in.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 11-14-2011
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: lake nockamixon
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
murphbmurph is on a distinguished road
Marina slip for a coupla weeks next summer?

I keep my Precision 185 on Lake Nockamixon in PA, but would like to try City Island for a few weeks next summer. Any chance I can get a marina slip for less than a full season? Any suggestions where I should start looking?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cruising to Australia? Customs NAZIS here. sailorjim99 Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 102 11-06-2008 08:12 AM
Washed-up sailboat languishes on Ocean City beach - Press of Atlantic City NewsReader News Feeds 0 11-03-2006 12:15 PM
Washed-up sailboat languishes on Ocean City beach - Press of Atlantic City NewsReader News Feeds 0 10-20-2006 08:15 AM
Sailing program to build boathouse on Boardman Lake (Traverse City Record-Eagle) NewsReader News Feeds 0 06-13-2006 10:15 AM
IT'S NOT ALL PLAIN SAILING FOR CITIGROUP IN CITY CHALLENGE (icTheWharf) NewsReader News Feeds 0 05-18-2006 04:18 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:35 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.