Thursday, March 10, 2022
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
City Island is a small island located in the northeast Bronx, whose history dates back to a 1654 Dutch settlement. To access the mile-and-a-half oasis, you must drive through Pelham Bay Park (New York City’s largest park), and cross the island’s only bridge, making you feel you have left the city altogether.
The enclave gained its first New York City landmark in 1981 and didn’t receive another until 2000. Today, only five of its many architecturally and culturally significant buildings are designated. While City Island has protected much of its main thoroughfare with a special zoning district, this measure can only protect so much.
Join City Island local and preservationist Sarah Eccles as she highlights the island’s historic fabric and the efforts to protect it.
Ms. Eccles studied history at Fordham University and went on to receive her Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from Pratt Institute. Much of her research has focused on the representation of minorities, immigrants, and laborers in the historic preservation movement, with an emphasis on the Bronx. She is the Research and Preservation Associate at Village Preservation.
$20 Friends and Seniors / $25 General Admission