History Waits For No One.

Miramar Saltwater PoolBuried 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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Kornbluth Feature Image

Rocket Man: The Isham Street Futurian

The Best of C. M. Kornbluth As the rest of city slogged through the Great Depression, a young...

A Dyckman Street Tale: The Trouble with Sparrows

Dyckman Street in the 1920s. (NYHS) On an early summer day in 1904 New York Police Detective...

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Columbia C on cliff wall above the Spuyten Duyvil.

History of the Columbia "C"

History of the giant blue and white "C" of Columbia University painted on the cliff wall on the northern side of the Spuyten Duyvil.
Tubby Hook

The Naming of Inwood

Park Terrace Gardens

Park Terrace Gardens

Hurst house, 215th and Park Terrace East, Inwood

William H. Hurst House


Seaman-Drake Arch



Inwood Real Estate


Black Squirrels of Inwood

Isham Gardens

Isham Gardens

Black Horse Tavern

The Black Horse Tavern

Bruce's Garden

Bruce Reynold’s Garden

Inwood Turn of Century

Turn of the Century Inwood

Ernest Lawson, Inwood graveyard, notice elevated train in background, ca 1912, Barnes Collection.

Forgotten Cemeteries of Inwood


Inwood Street Names


Dyckman Farmhouse

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...

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.


Farmer's Market

Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday morning residents of Inwood flock to the Farmer's Market for fresh produce, hot cider, still warm baked bread and conversation. The Greenmarket...


Lobby of 165 Seaman Avenue in the Inwood section of Manhattan.

165 Seaman Avenue: A View from the Lobby

Mural in lobby of 165 Seaman Avenue signed by Elsie Driggs and Lee Gatch. Sometimes life’s treasures...

Inwood People

Bruce's Garden

My Inwood Memories: Bruce’s Garden

Bruce's Garden, which borders on Isham Park, has profound meaning to anyone who has ever lived in Inwood. The garden is a testament to Port...

Even More History...

50 PTW

Steps to Buying a Co-op

Columbia University

Columbia in Inwood

Ernest Lawson, Inwood Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree of Old Inwood