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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Virginia Ornmark "Gun Girl and Gunman." Photograph by Weegee, Getty Image

The true gangster tale of West 207th Street Mob Moll Virginia Ornmark, Member of the Shortsleeve Gang.
Detail from 1819 Randel Farm Map. Note Tubby Hook featured in upper right.

Uptown History: In 1864 "Tubby Hook" became "Inwood"

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History

Inwood Hill Park

Wolves they are, whatever of dog blood is left in them, and they begin their coursings every night after the manner of wolves, their leader, a great brute which has never been hit, though he has been fired at a hundred times, beginning with one ringing call to the pack, a midnight chorus of howling which echoes till dawn.

Architecture

215th Street Stairs, Inwood, NYC

In the winter of 2014, after years of false starts, workers began rebuilding the 215th Street stairs. These photos document the work.

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

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.

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

Kareem Koenig and Miranda

Famous former Inwood residents include Bess Houdini, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lin-Manuel Miranda.