New York Post: This Island is New York City’s Best-Kept Secret
August 25, 2016
The Bronx’s best-kept secret isn’t lion cubs at the zoo, rare blossoms at the botanical garden or Italian restaurants on Arthur Avenue. It’s a neighborhood called City Island that takes up less than half a square mile in the borough’s northeastern corner.
New Yorkers are flocking to the nautical nabe, known primarily for its seafood restaurants and marinas, for affordable real estate and a quaint community vibe. New residents — or “mussel suckers,” as natives (“clam diggers”) call them — include young families moving from Brooklyn and Manhattan looking for bigger homes, as well as empty nesters downsizing from tonier locales in Westchester or Long Island.
The Pertsovskys recently bought a three-bedroom, 3½-bathroom at On the Sound, the first new real-estate development on City Island in more than a decade. Thirteen of 43 units on the waterfront site, which have access to a gym, a clubhouse lounge, a pool and an outdoor esplanade, are still available, according to Jill Preschel, vice president of marketing of On the Sound developer Greystone. They range from $770,000 to over $1 million.
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