City Living: Throgs Neck
Hugged by two of New York Citys waterways, the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx is a quiet, well-kept waterfront neighborhood thats mainly home to families.
Located at the bottom of the borough, jutting out in the southeastern direction toward Queens, the neighborhood is also situated between two popular bridges - the Throgs Neck and Whitestone as well as the busy Bruckner Boulevard.
Along with the water, both bridges can be seen from many back yards and are prominent reminders that although this nabe is rather suburban, its not far from the pulse of rushing traffic heading in and out of Manhattan and Queens.
As for its economy, Throgs Neck is now welcoming an influx of new businesses. For example, its main thoroughfare, East Tremont Avenue, received a recent boom in various restaurants and bars.
Yet, as the area becomes more vibrant, it has a rare ability to conserve some of its mom-and-pop businesses.
Throgs Neck was once an exclusive mini getaway for wealthy Manhattanites, but over time that ambiance gave way to a migration of East Harlemites in the 1960s and early 1970s, according to local experts.
While mostly working and middle class, Throgs Neck also has some exclusive elements, such as the private communities of Edgewater, Silver Beach and Lagoon Estates. But it is also home to many immigrants.