Locust Point, Bronx

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Locust Point
Neighborhood of The Bronx
Locust Point is located in New York City
Locust Point
Locust Point
Locust Point is located in New York
Locust Point
Locust Point
Locust Point is located in USA
Locust Point
Locust Point
Location in New York City
Coordinates: 40°48′57″N 73°48′07″W / 40.8159342°N 73.8020780°W / 40.8159342; -73.8020780Coordinates: 40°48′57″N 73°48′07″W / 40.8159342°N 73.8020780°W / 40.8159342; -73.8020780
Country  United States
State  New York
City New York City
Borough Bronx
Area[1]
 • Total 1.08 km2 (0.416 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,479
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Economics
 • Median income $84,742
ZIP codes 10465
Area code 718, 347, 646

Locust Point (a.k.a. Pirate Cove) is a small, peninsular neighborhood in the south eastern portion of the New York City borough of the Bronx. It is bounded by Harding Avenue on the north, the Throggs Neck Bridge to the east, and Eastchester Bay. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 10.[2] The area contains single-family houses, populated ethnically by Irish, German, and Italian families.[3] A famous former resident of Locust Point is Michael Kay, the Yankees TV broadcaster on the YES Network and radio talk show host on 1050 ESPN radio. The Locust Point Yacht club occupies the outermost block before the bay.[4]

Locust Point used to be an island called Locust Island, however, the waterway that separated it from mainland Bronx was filled in and built upon. After it was no longer an island, its name was changed. Part of the landfill was for the bridge's northern ramp and toll plaza. Before it was Locust Island, it was called Wrights Island because it was owned by Captain J.T. Wright.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Locust Point neighborhood in New York". Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bronx Community District 10" (PDF). Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "IF YOU'RE THINKING OF LIVING IN THROGS NECK". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Locust Point Yacht Club - Description". Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "8 Long Lost Islands That Used To Be Part of New York City". Retrieved 22 October 2015. 

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