Located in the easternmost point of the Bronx, marking the passage between Long Island Sound and the East River, Throggs Neck (also spelled as Throgs Neck) offers a tranquil environment far removed from the frenetic energy of Manhattan.
The neighborhood is bounded by East Tremont and Baisley avenues to the north and Westchester Creek to the west. Surrounded by water on both sides, Throggs Neck features some of the longest waterfront in the Bronx. Its shoreline offers breathtaking views and invites New Yorkers to enjoy the unique seaside lifestyle that the neighborhood has to offer.
It also has a diverse housing stock that includes picturesque rowhouses and multi-family homes with red brick exteriors. Some of the most coveted properties in the area are located within beach clubs with views of Eastchester Bay and Long Island Sound.
The neighborhood is multifaceted and shows a different side of itself depending on where you go – the northern section has a decidedly semi-suburban feel with a high concentration of apartments. Row houses and low-rise apartment buildings dominate the area north of the Cross Bronx Expressway.
The southern section of the neighborhood is more suburban, harboring a collection of townhouses interspersed with Bungalows along leafy quiet roads.
The commercial strip, East Tremont Avenue, is lined with shops and restaurants.
Residents usually get around by car though the BxM9 express bus cuts through the neighborhood.
Landmarks include the Fort Schuyler on the southernmost tip of the peninsula, which closed in 1932 and is now the site of a SUNY Maritime College campus.
The neighborhood gets its name from English settler John Throckmorton, who came to the area in 1642. The construction of Fort Schuyler welcomed the arrival of laborers and craftsmen from 1833 to 1856, who settled the area with their families.
In the 19th century, Throggs Neck was known for farms and estates that would later be converted into smaller rowhouses. Towards the end of the century, the neighborhood became a popular summer resort for Manhattan’s wealthy.
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