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City Living: Throgs Neck
Hugged by two of New York City’s waterways, the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx is a quiet, well-kept waterfront neighborhood that’s 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, it’s 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.
Need To Know
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 »
The Wicked Wolf
In addition to the warm, cozy interior, it also offers outdoor seating in the summer months.
Spoto’s Wine Bar
This local favorite offers food and drink specials and an outside patio fordining. Catch live music there on Fridays and Saturdays.
Tosca offers Italian cuisine, seafood, sushi and coal-oven pizza. An outdoor dining area surrounded by a garden is a welcome respite in the summer months
This local watering hole is a small spot where everyone gets to know each other. Commonly known as one of the last Irish bars on East Tremont Avenue, McGee’s Tavern plans to keep going by expanding into a microbrewery.
Paddy’s on the Bay
Located in a prime spot, Paddy’s offers a beautiful view of the water and the Throgs Neck Bridge.
This trendy Latin restaurant and lounge, overseen by consulting chef Alex Garcia (Calle Ocho) is the place to flock to for authentic Latin American food, drink and music.
Stop Over Boutique
This trendy boutique offers affordable clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women.
For remote-controlled airplane, train or boat aficionados, Bruckner Hobbies is the place to go. It is a truly unique spot.
This chain specializes in trendy and affordable clothing, accessories and shoes for girls and women.
The Stephen B. Luce Library at Fort Schuyler
Take a step back in time with this library’s archives, which are housed inside the SUNY Maritime College. It was built at the well-preserved 19th century Fort Schuyler, which was erected in the aftermath of the War of 1812 to protect the coast against foreign invasion by sea.
The Maritime Industry Museum
The Maritime Museum is dedicated to teaching the history of one of the nation's most important industries. It's a true "labor of love," staffed entirely by volunteers and even some SUNY Maritime students.
Bronxonia Yacht Club
This area is prime for water activities from boating to kayaking and fishing, and the Bronxonia Yacht Club offers boating instruction and storage facilities for members.