Driving and nautical location and directions.
10 Centre Street, City Island, NY 10464 USA
Launch: VHF Channel 72
City Island by Car
City Island is located at the western end of Long Island Sound. It’s near Pelham Bay Park on the northeast border of The Bronx, just south of Westchester County and is easily accessible by public transportation and local highways.
Coming from Manhattan’s East Side:
Take the FDR Drive to the RFK Triboro Bridge. Turn onto the Bruckner Expressway. Stay on 95 North to Exit 8B, “City Island.” Take a right after the drawbridge (there is a sign) and take the second turn at the traffic circle. Cross the bridge and you’re there.
Coming from Manhattan’s West Side:
Take the West Side Highway North; turn North on Route 95 – The Cross Bronx Expressway. Stay on the 95 North to Exit 8B, “City Island.” Take a right after the drawbridge (there is a sign) and take the second turn at the traffic circle.
Coming from New Jersey:
Take the George Washington Bridge towards Manhattan. Stay on the Cross Bronx Expressway, which is route 95 North, to Exit 8B, “City Island.” Take a right after the drawbridge (there is a sign) and take the second turn at the traffic circle.
Coming from Connecticut:
Take route 95 South to route 95 North, to Exit 8B, “City Island.” Take a right after the drawbridge (there is a sign) and take the second turn at the traffic circle.
After the City Island Bridge you’re onto City Island Avenue. Continue 10-12 blocks to Centre Street. Turn right on Centre Street. Stuyvesant Yacht Club is at the end of the street.
By public transportation, the best way to get there from Manhattan is to take the #6 train north to Pelham Bay Park, which is the last stop. Transfer to City Bus BX 29 towards City Island.
BxM8 bus Operates between Pelham Bay Park subway station, and 23rd St. Manhattan. On weekdays, there are 2 buses in the morning going from City Island to Manhattan and in the evening 2 leaving Manhattan and going to City Island.
At other times buses go from Pelham Bay station (the end of the #6 subway line) into Manhattan, ending at 23rd St. To get to the station, take the BX 29 bus from City Island and then take the express bus into Manhattan. (This may be for people who don’t want to travel by subway.)
Located near the entrance to Long Island Sound, with an anchorage sheltered between City Island and the Throgs Neck.
When approaching the southern end of City Island, be aware of Big Tom, a barely submerged rock approximately 1/4 mile to the WSW of the southern tip of the island at location
It is inside a triangle consisting of a lighted red buoy #2, an unlit red nun “R4” just to its west, and an unlit white buoy on the inshore side.
Although you can sail between Big Tom and City Island, by keeping inshore of the white buoy and intermingling with the moored boats, it is easiest to just keep the red buoys to starboard if you are not familiar with the area.
Please consult a current chart for exact information.