History Waits For No One.

1928, Construction on 207th Street train yardBuried beneath layers of time and development lies another Inwood…an Inwood inhabited by Indians, Dutchmen, Hessians, captains of industry and hardscrabble Irish immigrants. Welcome to MyInwood.net.  A site dedicated to Inwood’s historic secrets and treasures. Pull up a chair and read for a spell.  I hope you enjoy this magical history tour.

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Parks

Hawk in Isham Park, Inwood

2012 video of a hawk in Isham Park in Inwood, NYC.
Dyckman Farmhouse

Built by William Dyckman in approximately 1784, this farmhouse was once the center of a thriving farm more than 250 acres in size. Dyckman...

History

Cows

This 1883 photograph shows cows grazing on the site of the present day Baker Field along the Spuyten Duyvil.  In the far background (photo...

Architecture

The curved pink walls, ornately inlaid floors, polished steel doors and aquatic details are reminiscent of tropical ocean liners. Whimsical fish that decorate a light fixture, designed to look like a ship's portal, complete the motif.

Dining & Drinking

video

Join us on May 3rd at 7:30 at the Indian Road Cafe for a never before seen look into Inwood's historic Hurst home.

Destinations

Dyckman House

When sisters Mary Alice Dyckman Dean and Fannie Fredericka Dyckman Welch donated their aging family farmhouse to the City of New York they preserved a connection to New York’s early Dutch history that survives to this very day.

Art

Hassler-selfie-1913

In 2013 the Oxford English Dictionary officially recognized the word “selfie”, but as early as 1913 Inwood photographer William Davis Hassler was perfecting the technique.

Inwood People

Lionel Mapleson with Edison Home Phonograph and extra large horn, probably at the Metropolitan Opera House, circa 1901-1903, Source NYPL.

In 1937 Lionel Mapleson, the longtime librarian for the Metropolitan Opera, suffered a fatal heart attack inside his apartment in the Inwood section of Manhattan. History would remember him as the father of music piracy—an operatic bootlegger of the first order.