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.

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History

Joan Cuneo Circa 1911 behind the wheel of a Knox Giantess. Image courtesy of Wilmington Historical Society.

One by one each driver was given a flying start down Dyckman Street and timed as he screamed past the Dyckman Street subway station towards the finish line at the summit of the hill above.

Architecture

ps 52 Inwood, 1905

In 1858, the year Inwood’s first school was constructed , the area wasn’t yet known by its current name. Locals, of whom there were few, all referred to the region on Manhattan’s northernmost tip as “Tubby Hook.”

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.

Destinations

Glacial pothole Inwood Hill Park

Just off the path, in an area of Inwood Hill Park known as “The Clove,” are a series of rock formations that have fascinated geologists and hikers for generations.

Art

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

Inwood People

winter storm Nemo Inwood

Winter storm Nemo. A 2013 photo essay from Inwood, NYC.