Locust Point, Bronx facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Locust Point
Neighborhood of The Bronx
Country  United States
State  New York
City Flag of New York City.svg New York City
Borough Bronx Flag.jpg Bronx
Area
 • Total 1.08 km2 (0.416 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,479
 • Density 1,372.7/km2 (3,555/sq mi)
Economics
 • Median income $85,072
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. The area contains single-family houses, populated ethnically by Irish, German, and Italian families. 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.

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.


Locust Point, Bronx Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.