Throgs Neck is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 36,328. Living in Throgs Neck offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Throgs Neck there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Throgs Neck and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Throgs Neck are above average.
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Top Public Schools Serving Throgs Neck
Stuyvesant High School
- New York City Geographic District No. 2, NY
- 891 reviews
Bronx High School of Science
- New York City Geographic District No. 10, NY
- 776 reviews
Townsend Harris High School
- New York City Geographic District No. 25, NY
- 533 reviews
High School Math Science & Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY)
- New York City Geographic District No. 5, NY
- 152 reviews
Bard High School Early College Queens
- New York City Geographic District No. 24, NY
- 303 reviews
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Throgs Neck Reviews
Throggs Neck is a blue collar neighborhood that is family centric. The 20 and 30 somethings are catered to with a plethora of Irish Pubs. There are regular local events for families and young adults ("Faddy's Day parade, Little League Parade, Throggs Neck Ball, etc.). The waterfront views, the proximity to Pelham Bay Park, the access to the highway, and the sense of community make it a great place to live. You should own a car, public transportation is lacking (part of the charm), but no alternate-side parking rules. Public Schools here are horrendous, but lots of great private schools. It is a VERY safe neighborhood, without an overbearing police presence (although many live there). This is a predominately Irish and Italian neighborhood, with not too much diversity in culture or food, but in 45 minutes your'e in Manhattan and right in the thick of the melting pot. I'm a minority, and am never made to feel out of place.
I was born and raised in Throgs Neck. When I was younger, I liked living there because I was too young and oblivious to understand some of the things that happened over there. What I would like to see, though, are cleaner buildings, better customer service and a safer neighborhood for the children and elderly.
Throgs Neck is a very safe, family-friendly community. It's perfect for couples who want to own a house and raise kids who ride their bike on the street, play in local sports leagues, join girl scout troops, and attend good schools. There are a lot of churches. It can get kind of boring because there isn't much to do here other than eat, walk on the beach, or go to a pub. It's very conservative and homogenous so if that's your thing it'd be perfect, but it's not for me.