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Throgs Necks rests on the southeastern tip of the Bronx and is most notable for connecting the Bronx to Queens and Long Island via its 2000-foot long bridge.Read more about Throgs Neck - Edgewater Park
Fortunately for Throgs Neck, it managed to avoid many of the social problems that befell many of its surrounding Bronx neighborhoods during the 1980s and 1990s. As a result, real estate in the area has remained strong and it has also been a popular spot for developers over the years.
Along with the Throgs Neck Bridge, this neighborhood is also well known for the continuing dispute over its name. Up until the 17th century, the Dutch called the land on which Throgs Neck sits Vriedelandt, meaning ‘Land of Peace’. Then in 1643, a group of English families fleeing religious persecution in Massachusetts came and settled in the area. Leading the group was Reverend John Throgmorton (or Throggmorton as some historical documents spell it). From this day onwards, the area was known after the Reverend. However, the discrepancy over the correct spelling of his name has never been resolved, resulting in an ongoing Throgs Neck vs. Throggs Neck debate.
As locals will tell you, one of the best aspects of life in Throgs Neck is being located in such close proximity to the water. Come summertime, residents have the beautiful shores of Silver Beach and Edgewater Park to enjoy. Though these beaches are becoming more popular, they were relatively unknown about to non-locals for many years and today, residents can still enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of these relatively secluded beachfronts.
For simple shopping needs there is the neighborhood's main thoroughfare, East Tremont Avenue. Here you’ll find a selection of cafés, restaurants, pharmacies and other small retailers. Anything beyond this and you’ll have to make a trip north to the Fordham Plaza in Belmont or the Bartow Mall Shopping Centre in Baychester. Commuting to and from Throgs Neck is relatively easy if you have your own car. Manhattan, Westchester County, Queens and Long Island are all perfectly accessible from this quaint seaside neighborhood. Unlike most other neighborhoods of the Bronx, the New York City subway does not service Throgs Neck. However, there are buses connecting Throgs Neck with surrounding neighborhoods from where you can easily take a 20-minute subway to Manhattan.