Throgs Neck or Throggs Neck: The debate lives on

Is it Throgs Neck with one G or two? It's a question that has plagued the Throgs Neck area, with store fronts and street signs offering different spellings. The origin of the name is from founder John

News 12 Staff

Sep 18, 2012, 12:24 AM

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Throgs Neck or Throggs Neck: The debate lives on
Is it Throgs Neck with one G or two?
It's a question that has plagued the Throgs Neck area, with store fronts and street signs offering different spellings.
The origin of the name is from founder John Throckmorton, who settled the neck of land that would be referred to as Throckmorton's Neck in the 1600s for a short period of time. The name ultimately became corrupted and shortened to "Throggs Neck," according to Bronx historian Lloyd Ultan.
Ultan says that signage surrounding the Throgs Neck Bridge would cost architect Robert Moses less money if he chopped the second G in the mid-1960s. The debate has been raging ever since.


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