What to see in Throgs Neck, The Bronx, New York
What’s the History Of Throgs Neck?
This neighborhood was an area with large farms in the 19th century until more development came along. Public transit systems brought Italian farmers and tradesmen in the 1920s and the large farms and estates were turned into smaller lots. Maritime College (below) was once a military installation before it was converted into the university in 1932. Today, Throgs Neck is a developing neighborhood with nearly half of the area being a golf course, park, and cemetery.
What are the demographics?
Approximately 44,000 live in Throgs Neck with most being youth and middle-aged adults. The median household income is $69,000 a year with 14 percent of residents living in poverty. Forty-six are white, 41 percent are Hispanic or Latino, and 8 percent are African-American.
SUNY Maritime College
Maritime College is a specific school for those wanting to further learn about marine careers such as shipping, engineering, or the armed forces. They offer 11 undergraduate degrees and two master's degree courses. Students learn by doing. Their vision is “Maritime College will be recognized as the leading maritime educational institution.”
Trumps Golf Links, Ferry Point
The Trumps Golf Links at Ferry Point is a world-renown golf course set designated with the highest standard of quality by Jack Nicklaus. Rolling mounds, 7,407 yards of tees, and 360-degree views make this course like no other. Also, don’t miss the breath-taking view of the Whitestone Bridge and East River.
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