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.
The Throgs Neck neighborhood runs from the Long Island Sound in the east to Brush Avenue or Westchester Creek in the west. It is bounded to the south by the East River and to the north by Bruckner Boulevard. More »
The area is much more accessible by car because it is conveniently located near the Cross Bronx Expressway, the Throgs Neck Expressway, the Bruckner Expressway and the Hutchinson River Parkway. Buses in the area lead to the 6 train. Buses are the Bx8, BxM9, Bx40, Bx42 More »
New York Public Library, Throgs Neck branch, 3025 Cross Bronx Expy. More »
P.S. 304; M.S. X101; P10x, 2750 Lafayette Ave.; Mott Hall Community School; Urban Institute of Mathematics; Urban Assembly Academy for Civic Engagement, 650 Hollywood Ave.; Herbert H. Lehman High School; Renaissance High School; Westchester Square Academy, 3000 E. Tremont Ave.; P.S. 72, 2951 Dewey Ave.; Preston High School, 2780 Schurz Ave.; The School of St. Benedict, 1016 Edison Ave.; Preston High School, 2780 Schurz Ave. More »
United States Post Office, 3630 East Tremont Ave. More »
The 45th Precinct covers the Throgs Neck neighborhood. It is located at 2877 Barkley Ave. More »