The New York Times

September 14, 2015

By Marcelle Sussman Fischler

What You’ll Find

From City Island Avenue, residential streets run east and west. Homes vary from bungalows and picturesque cottages on lots as narrow as 25 feet to semidetached houses, Victorians and shingle-style waterfront homes.

Along City Island Avenue are marine supply shops, two small supermarkets, galleries, gift and antiques shops, churches, a branch of theNew York Public Library and Public School 175. Next door is Ambrosini Field, with playground equipment and a baseball field. A dolphin sculpture welcomes visitors to shady Hawkins Park. A touring kayak club is on the island’s eastern shore.

A new waterfront gated condominium community, On the Sound, is under construction on the eastern side of the island, next to the Boatyard, a 1980s gated condominium.