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City Island - Tales of the Clam Diggers

City Island - Tales of the Clam Diggers

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Published .
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Number of Pages87
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ISBN 100974782319
ISBN 109780974782317

The ‘clam- digger’, however, was born and bred on City Island, preferably in the same house that’s been handed down through the generations. Myself, I’m a clam-digger. There’s quite a few of us. Julianna Margulies and Andy Garcia in City Island. In the first category is prison guard Vince Rizzo (Andy Garcia), a solid citizen who secretly spends his evenings at acting classes, leading his.

  Sources: Beers’ Atlas of New York and Vicinity, Pl 35; City Island:Tales of the Clam Diggers (A. Payne ); City Island and Orchard Beach (C. Scott ); The Other Islands of New York City (Seltz & Miller ), ; The Bronx, in Bits and Pieces (B. Twomey ), ; “A Strange Suicide,” New-York Tribune, Sep 2, , 1. Tales of the City is not great literature. That's not what Maupin's aiming for. In what is the first and best book in a six-part series constructed from a serial column in the San Francisco Chronicle, Tales of the City is smart, guilty entertainment at its best. It's a soap opera.4/5.

I spent 20 years on City Island, almost enough to become a so-called clam-digger, although the clam-diggers are the people born on City Island. City Island has a long nautical history and – rather like Nantucket – and boats were made there and whale ships looked in and there was the sense of a village.   I am a second generation City Islander, born a Clam Digger in My late father also grew up on City Island. I own and live in the house on City Island that my father built with his own hands. There is no one who has more emotional and nostalgic attachment to the current City Island Bridge than I. When I was a child, before the turntable function of the bridge was permanently .


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City Island Tales of the clam diggers Paperback – January 1, by Alice Payne (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Alice Payne. City Island, Tales of the Clam Diggers. [Alice Payne] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Alice Payne. City Island Tales of the Clam Diggers brings alive three centuries of history about this colorful and little known island within New York City.

What people are saying - Write a review We haven't. Description: City Island Tales of the Clam Diggers brings alive three centuries of history about this colorful and little known island within New York City.

tweet The Other Islands Of New York City A History And Guide Third Edition. City Island - Tales of the Clam Diggers by n, a Book See Other Available Editions Description City Island – Tales of the Clam Diggers brings alive three centuries of history about this colorful and little known island within New York City.

City Island Tales of the Clam Diggers brings alive three centuries of history about this colorful and little known island within New York City. DOWNLOAD Anyone born on the island is known as a clam digger.

Residents born elsewhere are mussel suckers. Even the obituaries published in the island’s monthly paper, The Island Current, will sometimes identify people as clam diggers, thus bestowing on them a stature that.

The history of the island has been chronicled in Tales Of The Clam diggers by Alice Payne, and in City Island and Orchard Beach (Images Of America) by Catherine A. Scott. According to local tradition, anyone actually born on the island is known as a “clam digger”.

A City Island resident not born on the island is known as a “mussel sucker.”. the City Island Historical Society and Nauti-cal Museum. (Thanks go to Alice Payne, whose book City Island: Tales of the Clam Diggers was the source of much information in this ar-ticle.) ISLAND ARCHAEOLOGY By BARBARA DOLENSEK vision.

Captain Alles also noted that motorcycles continued to be a problem on the Island and. Being a Clam Digger I could not see a City Island monument being closed another day, so as a family we have decided to take it over and open it up. We may have Vintage Washers and Dryers but after hour upon hour, day by day, and tons of work, we finally got every washing machine and dryer in tip top shape.

Tales of Yesteryear Business Stories Childhood Stories Boatyard Recollections P.S. 17 School Photos St. Mary's School Photos. The favorite pastime of City Island residents, especially those “clam diggers” who have spent their whole lives here, is to sit and talk about the good old days, when the island was busy building wooden boats, making sails, and offering respite and restaurants for.

Now: City Island is distinct from the rest of the Bronx by virtue of being located on it’s own two lane spit, right in the middle of the Sound. Most people don’t believe it until they see it. And within the one square mile that comprises all there is of City Island lies another distinction. That of the muscle-sucker versus the clam digger.

A RECEPTION FOR ALICE PAYNE, author of “City Island: Tales of the Clam Diggers”, which is being republished after 35 years, will be held at the City Island Nautical Museum, Fordham Street, on Sunday, Ma from 2 to 4 p.m.

The author will be available to sign copies of the book, which will be on sale at the museum. A new. Tales of the City is a series of nine novels written by American author Armistead Maupin from to The stories from Tales were originally serialized prior to their novelization, with the first four titles appearing as regular installments in the San Francisco Chronicle, while the fifth appeared in the San Francisco remaining titles were never serialized, but were instead.

Payne, in her book on City Island called "Tales of the Clam Diggers," tells us it was originally settled by the Siwanoy Indians, a branch of the Mohicans of the Algonquin tribe. They all live on City Island, but some are called clam diggers and some are called mussel suckers, and therein lies a : Jennifer Bleyer.

versus the clam digger. The mussel sucker is an island resident. who moved here from somewhere else. The clam diggers like myself were.

born and bred on City Island. preferably in the same house which've. been handed down to other generations. In short, the world can be divided between.

Clam diggers and mussel suckers. Those who stay and. those /   Re: The Life of a Clam Digger (, Long Island) Dave was a good friend and a hell of a man I hate to see him go R.I.P my friendPM # Island Tales. 22K likes. Island Tales is a collection of web comics and comic books based on Hawaiian and Pacific Island folklore and fantasy.

Read Followers: 22K. Re: The Life of a Clam Digger (, Long Island) I wasn't clamming in But If it helps, and as memory serves, it was like bucks a bushel in /. Antiquated Railroad Car, Connecting City Island City With the Outside World.

The Republic Bureau. Times Building. New York, March -- New York city's absorption of its suburbs has been fatal to the race of hardshell, brine-incrusted clam diggers that has for three hundred years or more peopled the little dot of sand in Long Island Sound known as City Island, which has recently .Tales of Yesteryear Business Stories Childhood Stories Boatyard Recollections P.S.

17 School Photos St. Mary's School Photos The favorite pastime of City Island residents, especially those “clam diggers” who have spent their whole lives here, is to sit and talk about the good old days, when the island was busy building wooden boats, making sails, and offering respite and restaurants for.

Created by Lauren Morelli. With Laura Linney, Ellen Page, Paul Gross, Murray Bartlett. A middle-aged Mary Ann returns to San Francisco and reunites with the eccentric friends she left behind.

"Tales of the City" focuses primarily on the people who live in a boardinghouse turned apartment complex owned by Anna Madrigal at 28 Barbary Lane, all of whom quickly become part of what /10(K).