Talk:Throggs Neck

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According to http://gis.nyc.gov/nycha/im/AddressMap.do the area in which The Throggs Neck Houses are on is called Schuylerville and the area just south or below it is called Edgewater park. can any one make these into their own articles —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.23.221.70 (talk) 01:49, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

"Frog's Neck"[edit]

Up near the top of the article, it says that it's most commonly spelled "Throgg's Neck". Oh, yeah? NYC, born and raised, and NEVER have seen it spelled with two g's. Also, it says "often referred to as "Frogs Neck". Yeah. I used to refer to it as that---- when I was about eight years old. WHO refers to it as "Frogs Neck"? I mean, in addition to pre-adolescents? I decided not to edit it out, but I did put a[citation needed] symbol after it. I wonder how long THAT has been in the article? And NOBODY has noticed it before now??? It seems to me that it's vandalism.Slater79 (talk) 20:27, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

see. Jim.henderson (talk) 03:25, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

NYC, born and raised in Throggs Neck - My grandfather purchased a home there, the one in which I was raised - as well as my father - in the 1950's and everyone we knew spelled it Throggs Neck. THROGGS is the traditional spelling the residents used. When my father was a teen, he would frequently hang out on the Throggs Neck bridge while under construction. The residents of Throggs Neck were very upset (according to my grandfather) when the City finally opened the bridge with the shortened (and incorrect) spelling of Throgs Neck. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.113.255.200 (talk) 14:48, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

I agree about the "Frogs Neck" thing... seems pretty ridiculous, ancient NYT article notwithstanding. It's like saying "Long Island, often referred to as 'Strong Island.'" Or "the Bronx, often referred to as the 'Boogie Down.'" Come on. I'm taking the initiative and removing this. Lazylisa (talk) 05:00, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Origin of the name Throgs Neck[edit]

The article states that the name came from that of John Throckmorton, who settled there in 1642. Following the link, I find that he was 118 years old and 62 years deceased when he arrived there. Fascinating! I knew some accomplished astonishing things in life. I hadn't realized there were others who accomplished so much in death!4.237.44.122 (talk) 03:45, 3 June 2008 (UTC) Steph

Throgs Neck to Throggs Neck[edit]

You've probably noticed that I moved the article from Throgs Neck to Throggs Neck and changed over the spelling from Throgs to Throggs in all instances except where it refers to the bridge or the lighthouse.

I did this because the word is most commonly spelled with two Gs. The alternate spelling was, as stated in the article, only created because the traditional spelling was in some cases too long to fit on signs. While the one-G version is technically correct for the bridge, expressway and lighthouse, the location is correctly spelled with two Gs. As a lifelong resident of Throggs Neck, I can attest firsthand to the fact that "Throggs" is the locally-recognized spelling. In addition, I have supplied references to two books authored by a local historian since 1990 that refer in their titles to "Throggs Neck."

Tom9d (talk) 20:38, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Two maps, very different areas[edit]

This article has two maps. One of them covers everything up to Westchester Square, the other one defines Throggs Neck as being south of Lafayette Avenue. Which one is right? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.90.211.222 (talk) 23:49, 6 October 2009 (UTC)