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Throgs Neck (neighborhood)
Throgs Neck (neighborhood)
The geographic feature Throgs Neck, shown in red, in the Bronx, New York City
The geographic feature Throgs Neck, shown in red, in the Bronx, New York City
Aerial view of the Throgs Neck Bridge spanning Throgs Neck
Aerial view of the Throgs Neck Bridge spanning Throgs Neck
This Map shows the income distribution in Throgs Neck.
This Map shows the income distribution in Throgs Neck.[1]

Throgs Neck (more correctly spelled Throggs Neck) is a narrow spit of land in the southeastern portion of the borough of the Bronx in New York City. It demarcates the passage between the East River and Long Island Sound. "Throgs Neck" is also the name of the neighborhood on the peninsula, bounded on the north by East Tremont Avenue and Baisley Avenue, and on all other sides by various bodies of water. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 10, which also covers Co-op City and Pelham Bay. Throgs Neck was largely exempt from the severe urban decay that affected much of the Bronx Borough and boasts a diverse housing stock including middle and upper middle class neighborhoods.[2] Image File history File links ThroggsNeckBronxNYC.JPG‎ A map of the Bronx, New York with the Throggs Neck neighborhood highlighted in red. ... Image File history File links ThroggsNeckBronxNYC.JPG‎ A map of the Bronx, New York with the Throggs Neck neighborhood highlighted in red. ... Throgs Neck is shown in red in the Bronx in New York City. ... Throgs Neck is shown in red in the Bronx in New York City. ... Download high resolution version (1024x562, 36 KB)Aerial view of the Throgs Neck Bridge. ... Download high resolution version (1024x562, 36 KB)Aerial view of the Throgs Neck Bridge. ... The Throgs Neck Bridge is a suspension bridge opened on January 11, 1961 carrying Interstate 295 over the East River where it meets the Long Island Sound. ... Image File history File linksMetadata T_Neck_Bronx. ... Image File history File linksMetadata T_Neck_Bronx. ... A spit is a deposition landform found off coasts. ... The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan 2: Brooklyn 3: Queens 4: Bronx 5: Staten Island In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city; it differs significantly from other borough forms of... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... Tremont Avenue is a two-lane, two-way road in The Bronx, New York. ... Locust Point This little area is right by the Throggs Neck Bridge is a very nice neghborhood. ... Co-op City is a housing development located in the northeastern Bronx at the intersection of I-95 and the Hutchinson River Parkway. ... Pelham Bay is a small bay, between City Island and Orchard Beach in the Bronx, New York. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... A monument to the working and supporting classes along Market Street in the heart of San Franciscos Financial District, home to tens-of-thousands of professional and managerial middle class workers each day. ... A monument to the working and supporting classes along Market Street in the heart of San Franciscos Financial District, home to tens-of-thousands of professional and managerial middle class workers each day. ...


Throgs Neck is at the northern approach to the Throgs Neck Bridge, which connects the Bronx with the borough of Queens on Long Island. The Throgs Neck Lighthouse stands at its southern tip. Technically, the correct spelling is with two "g's." NYC Parks Commissioner and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority Chairman Robert Moses shortened it to one "g" after deciding that two would not fit on many of the street signs. The Throgs Neck Bridge is a suspension bridge opened on January 11, 1961 carrying Interstate 295 over the East River where it meets the Long Island Sound. ... Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. Geographically the largest borough in the city, Queens is home to many immigrants and the two major airports. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Throgs Neck Lighthouse in the Bronx, New York, was a wooden lighthouse that was replaced by a iron skeletal tower that is still there. ... The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, described to the public by the popular name MTA Bridges and Tunnels, or MTA B&T, is an affiliate agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a public benefit corporation, that operates all intrastate toll bridges in New York City. ... Robert Moses with a model of his proposed Battery Bridge Robert Moses (December 18, 1888–July 29, 1981) was the master builder of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, and other suburbs. ...


The peninsula was called Vriedelandt by the Dutch. The current name comes from John Throckmorton, an Englishman the Dutch allowed to settle in the area in 1642. The settlement was eventually driven out by an uprising of Native Americans. In 1668, the peninsula appeared on maps as "Frockes Neck". In 1776, George Washington wrote of a "Frogs Neck". Sir John Throckmorton (1524–1582) was a lawyer and Member of the English Parliament during the reign of Queen Mary I. He was the seventh son of Sir George Throckmorton of Coughton Court, Warwickshire and trained in the law becoming an Inner Temple barrister. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ...


In the 19th century, the area became the site of large farms and estates. From 1833 to 1856, the construction of Fort Schuyler brought in laborers and craftsmen, many of whom were immigrants from Ireland, to settle in the area with their families. By the late 19th century, the area had developed into a fashionable summer resort. Fort Schuyler is a preserved 19th century fortification in the New York City borough of The Bronx, that houses a museum, and the Marine Transportation Department and Administrative offices of the State University of New York Maritime College. ...


In the decades after the incorporation of the Bronx into the City of Greater New York in 1898, the transit lines were extended to the neighborhood, bringing in many Italian farmers and tradesmen. The large estates largely became converted into smaller row homes. The City of Greater New York, both commonly and (since the new City Charter of 1938) corporately described simply as the City of New York or New York City, describes the expanded city created on January 1, 1898 by the incorporation into the city of Richmond County, Kings County, the...


In 1932, Fort Schuyler closed as an active military installation and became the campus for cadets of the State University of New York Maritime College. In 1961, with the building of the Throgs Neck Bridge, as well as the adjacent parkways, the neighborhood lost its comparative isolation. Today the neighborhood has several beach clubs and a diverse housing stock, including middle-class homes, up-market waterfront condominiums, as well as the Throggs Neck Houses, built in 1953 as one of the first low-income housing projects in New York City and is considerd the best in the city. In 1984, the New York Times described Throgs Neck as one of the last middle- and upper-middle-class areas in the Bronx, noting the area "seems like a well-kept suburb."[2] Even in the mid-1980s, after the city failed to pave neighborhood streets properly, waterfront condominiums were selling for as much as $416,468 in 2005 dollars.[2] SUNY Maritime College Seal SUNY Maritime College The State University of New York Maritime College is located in the Bronx, New York City in historic Fort Schuyler on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. ... A monument to the working and supporting classes along Market Street in the heart of San Franciscos Financial District, home to tens-of-thousands of professional and managerial middle class workers each day. ... This article refers to a form of housing. ...


During the 2000 Census, the median household income for census tracts within the neighborhood ranged from $7,000 to $18,000 in poorer areas to $55,000-$85,000 in the waterfront areas near the Throgs Neck Bridge.[1]


Bus service is provided by the Bx8, Bx40, Bx42, and BxM9. Passengers board a bus at Westchester Square. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a number of bus routes in the Bronx, New York, United States. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a number of bus routes in the Bronx, New York, United States. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a number of bus routes in the Bronx, New York, United States. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates a number of bus routes in New York City, United States. ...


Popular Culture

  • Additionally, the area is mentioned in a song by The Mountain Goats, entitled "Going to Port Washington." The song features the lyric, "And as we crossed over the Throgs Neck Bridge / I had something on my mind."
  • Throggs Neck is also home to some bands such as: Anthrax, Menschenaffe, Turns to Fall, A Moment's Worth, Between the Bridges, and Feels Like a Friday.
  • The Throggs Neck Punters is an undergound "gentleman's society" founded in Throggs Neck.

Summer of Sam is a 1999 film about the Son of Sam serial murders. ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 DVD Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU) is the first of three spin-offs of Law & Order (the other two being Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial by Jury; all series are presented on the NBC... One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is a 1975 film directed by Miloš Forman. ... The Mountain Goats is the name of prolific American singer-songwriter John Darnielles long-running musical project. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ...

References

  1. ^ a b US Census Bureau, Income Map. Retrieved on 2006-11-2.
  2. ^ a b c New York Times, If you're thinking of living in Throgs Neck. Retrieved on 2006-11-2.

External links

  • Forgotten NY: Throgs Neck, NY
  • Lighthouse Museum: Throgs Neck Lighthouse
  • Preston High School

  Results from FactBites:
 
Throgs Neck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (506 words)
Throggs Neck (alternatively spelled Throgs Neck) is a narrow split of land in the southeastern Bronx in New York City.
"Throgs Neck" is also the name of the neighborhood on the peninsula, bounded to the north by Waterbury Avenue and surrounded on all other sides by various bodies of water.
The land of Throgs Neck is used as the northern approach to the Throgs Neck Bridge, connecting the Bronx with the borough of Queens on Long Island.
Throgs Neck Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (593 words)
The Throgs Neck Bridge is a suspension bridge opened on January 11, 1961 carrying Interstate 295 over the East River where it meets the Long Island Sound.
The bridge connects the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx with the Bayside section of Queens.
The Throgs Neck Bridge is owned by the City of New York and operated by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, an affiliate agency of the MTA.
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