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Tour the Other Islands of NYC; Bronx River Greenway Update

ON THE WATER?Open House New York is hosting a boat tour of New York City's "other islands" on August 22. You'll learn more about the familiar Rikers and Roosevelt, while also discovering the forgotten, like Mill Rock and North Brother. Authors and Big Apple island experts Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller will be narrating the tour. Tickets are $36 and can be purchased here. [Curbedwire Inbox; official]

BRONX?This week, the parks department cut the ribbon on a new entrance to the Bronx River Greenway at 211th Street that connects Bronx Park with Shoelace Park. The $1.46 million project created a handicapped-accessible entrance, plus new seating areas, landscaping, and infrastructure improvements. [Parks Department]