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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Advertisements for Park Terrace Gardens, Inwood's "loveliest garden community," that appeared in the New York Times and the New York Tribune from 1939-1941.
1916 Bromley map. West 215th step street highlighted.

A busy thoroughfare in place of Inwood's 215th Street steps. It nearly happened.


Dyckman Street Station in 1906

There was no post office, no telegraph station, no telephone, no electric light—absolutely none of the modern conveniences enjoyed by a rural town. The nearest drugstore, the nearest market and the nearest doctor was two or three miles away.

Dining & Drinking

Indian Road Cafe

With new restaurants moving into the neighborhood on a regular basis, the Inwood dining scene gets better every day. Whether you are starting your day off with a fresh cup of coffee from the Indian Road Cafe or ending your night with a brick oven pizza from Grandpa's, Inwood has something for every taste and budget.


Good Shepherd in 1925, Inwood

Reverend John J.Hughes, the national father superior of the Paulist Fathers, told a spellbound audience that, within weeks, work would commence on a temporary wooden church, capable of seating some one thousand parishioners. The church, he announced, would be named the Church of the Good Shepherd.


1908 marked the fiftieth anniversary of Inwood's Public School 52. An historic poem celebrated the occasion.

Inwood People

Vermilyea Avenue in 1965 from Herb Maruska

Frequent MyInwood contributer Herb Maruska grew up in Inwood. His memories of post World War II Inwood are as detailed as they are fascinating. This time around Herb takes us into the kitchens, basement and furnace of his childhood home located in 157-159 Vermilyea. He calls this piece "Coal and Soap."