Your Weekend Guide to the Bronx’s Throggs Neck
The Bronx is home to some pretty spectacular neighborhoods. From Mott Haven to Little Italy, the borough is loaded with fun things to do, restaurants to visit and places to shop. And one place you definitely need to check out is Throggs Neck (or Throgs Neck, as it’s also often spelled). The quaint area is just a bridge away from Queens (thanks to the famous Throgs Neck Bridge), in the southeastern portion of the Bronx, and it has no shortage of attractions—including a killer view of the East River. Here are the eight things you can’t pass up.
1. Grab coffee and avocado toast at The Miles Coffee Bar
This café has a ton of drink selections for the coffee lover, health nut or sweet tooth. But it’s the $6 (!) avocado toast that draws people in. They also have plenty of creative sandwiches worth trying, like the prosciutto focaccia, turkey jam and jalapeño cheddar grilled cheese. And if the food and drinks still haven’t sold you on visiting, the interior of the Miles will. It looks straight out of Instagram with its modern yet approachable style, not to mention the lush backyard space.
4039 E. Tremont Ave.; 718-824-2719
2. Learn about seafaring and shipbuilding at the Maritime Museum
We’ve raved about this museum before for being an educational, interactive experience for the whole family. On the campus of SUNY Maritime, visitors can learn about the maritime industry and indulge in its rich history through artifacts, photographs and more. The best part? Admission is free, though they do accept donations to help maintain the museum.
6 Pennyfield Ave.; 718-409-7218 or sunymaritime.edu
3. Take a stroll through Ferry Point Park
Walk along the waterfront and get a front-row view of the Manhattan skyline, East River, Long Island Sound and Throgs Neck Bridge. The park offers soccer and football fields, basketball courts and a public golf course. Whether you’re looking for a new jogging spot or a place to picnic on sunny days, this 413-acre park doesn’t disappoint.
10 Hutchinson River Pkwy.; nycgovparks.org/parks/
4. Grab a healthy meal from Muscle Maker Grill
Located next to the Miles Coffee Bar, this restaurant strives to provide healthier versions of our favorite meals (think cheeseburgers, loaded baked potatoes and penne alla vodka, to name a few). They have options to suit all kinds of diets (yes, they’re even keto-friendly!). They also have a fitness studio in the back to catch a class before grabbing a bite.
4041 E. Tremont Ave.; 718-822-6991 or musclemakergrill.com
5. Get your nails done at The Nail Bar
From their fun nail service names (like Nail-colada and Pedi-rita) to the additional beauty offerings (waxing and lashes), this place provides everything you need for a self-care day. Step into the nail salon, where you’re treated to music, television and even complimentary wine. Whether you’re in for a classic French manicure or ready to spice things up with the latest trends, the technicians will make your nails shine.
3207 Philip Ave.; 718-239-7777 or itsthenailbar.com/book-
6. Hit up happy hour and dinner at The Wicked Wolf
Whether you’re there for happy hour specials (there’s a different deal every day) or dining in, you’ll have a good time at this versatile spot. Its menu is wide-ranging, featuring all kinds of bar food. Craving potato skins? You’ve got it. Potstickers? Those too. Love jalapeño poppers but your friend wants something less spicy? You can have your poppers, and your pal can eat broccoli cheddar ones. Be sure to stop by on a Sunday: The Wicked Wolf’s brunch buffet runs until 3 p.m., or you can sing the Sunday scaries away with nonstop karaoke starting at 10 p.m.
4029 E. Tremont Ave.; 718-829-4400 or wickedwolfbronx.com
4029 E Tremont Ave.; 718-829-4400 or wickedwolfbronx.com
7. Order a burger and some fries at HK Kitchen & Draft House
The three-year-old restaurant has an extensive appetizer, burger and drink selection that’s perfect for happy hour, brunch or game night (the latter thanks to the massive TVs on the walls). HK, a reference to the owner’s daughters, is a family-friendly space with large windows that open out to the sidewalk, bringing a sense of the outdoors in.
3599 E. Tremont Ave.; 347-851-2000
8. Practice your backhand at the New York Tennis Club
Known as the oldest tennis club in New York, this members-only establishment is all about enjoying the popular sport. There are four different memberships: weekday, student, provisional (for those over age 39) and associate (for those under 39). Members have access to six tennis courts, a clubhouse and scenic view while you play.
3081 Harding Ave.; 718-239-7919 or newyorktennisclub.com