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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Hedgehog Inn, Inwood.

Inwood's remarkable concentration of bars reportedly led Walter Winchell to dub the neighborhood "Ginwood." Longtime residents share their memories of Inwood's drinking culture.
Durando's Club, Metropolitan Magazine, 1900

The rags to riches story of Harlem River Roadhouse King Billy Durando. The Abbey Inn, The Speedway Inn, The Standard and the Dyckman Street Club were all his. Not bad for a former butcher's assistant.

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Columbia C on cliff wall above the Spuyten Duyvil.

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

Park Terrace Gardens

Hurst house, 215th and Park Terrace East, Inwood





Isham Gardens

Black Horse Tavern

Bruce's Garden

Inwood Turn of Century

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



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

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...


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

Inwood People

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

Columbia University

Ernest Lawson, Inwood Tulip Tree