Monday, May 25, 2009
☞ SLEEP: Le Refuge Inn
Facing City Island's only main boulevard is the landmarked Samuel Pell House which is today called Le Refuge Inn. This 1876 Empire style, sea captain's house is one of the grandest building on the island with a charming French restaurant on the ground floor. Since the island is only a one hour ride on public transport, a romantic dinner on the island is a quick jaunt from Harlem. Located at 586 City Island Avenue, the inn is at the northern commercial end of the Island as you enter by bus or car. Take the 6 train to the Pelham Bay Park Station stop, which is the last stop, and take BX29 bus to City Island.