THROGS NECK - What used to be farmland is now home to the close-knit community of Throgs Neck, and residents say they're not leaving anytime soon.

The Bronx neighborhood is crowded with businesses, restaurants and shops. However, it still manages to maintain its charm with water attractions, playgrounds, skateboard parks and friendly folks.

"It's beautiful. We have the Long Island Sound [to] go fishing," resident Frank McNally said.

Ray Cabrera agrees. "The neighbors are great. Everybody seems to look out for each other. It's a good place to live and raise kids." Community members say it's the kind of place where everyone knows everyone.

The one thing residents disagree about is how many "g's" it takes to spell Throgs Neck. Businesses along E. Tremont Avenue also disagree, some using one while others use two "g's". To clear up the debate, the area was originally spelled "Throggs" but the city later shortened it to "Throgs."