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My Summertime of Dock and Dine

My Summertime of Dock and Dine

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Going out to dinner is a completely different experience during boating season. There’s something special about gathering up friends and cruising to enjoy a good meal. Being in a small group and traveling together, enjoying sea breezes and great views, is a lot more fun than traveling separately by car and meeting up. My wife […]

Bistro SK

Bistro SK

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

        Most boaters who cruise to City Island include a meal in their visits. They gravitate towards the convenience of docking and dining establishments, but a meal at Bistro SK is worth a short walk on land. We grabbed a mooring ball at the City Island Yacht Club and walked to the […]

City Island

City Island

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Nestled in the heart of the Bronx,City Island is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle (and traffic!) of New York City. Bordered by the Long Island Sound on the south, Eastchester Bay on the west, and City Island Harbor on the east, City Island is a simple to reach retreat, as it’s located […]

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Last July, I got myself in the worst possible place. The day began like any other beautiful summer Sunday, with temperatures in the 80s and winds at 5 knots. I picked up my cousins from the City Island Yacht Club and motored back across the Sound to Manhasset Bay for lunch and a swim. By mid afternoon, when our bay constables informed us that the weather was taking a turn, I decided to run our guests back to City Island. I downloaded the radar and weather on my phone, saw the storm approaching the Bronx, and estimated I had enough time. We crossed the Sound to City Island in 10 minutes, but as we approached, it became evident that this was not the usual, quick summer thunderstorm.

Smaller Boat Envy

Smaller Boat Envy

March 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I recently chatted with bigger boat owners and found out while they all loved owning their yachts, some people missed having a smaller boat.

Routes to City Island

Routes to City Island

September 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Routes to City Island from Little Neck Bay , Manhasset , Hempstead , Oyster Bay/Cold Spring ,
Huntington/Northport , Smithtown Bay , Port Jefferson , Mt. Sinai , Mattituck