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.

Dive In!


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"

Order Museum-Quality Inwood Prints

MyInwood uses Fine Art America to ensure you receive the best quality product available. Other Art America clients include: National Geographic and Getty images. All orders are money back guaranteed.



On this chilly Inwood evening, Summer's loss we are a grieving. Give us something warm to drink, just ten cents and brewed with beef. OK, so I'm no...


Hurst home on Park Terrace East in Inwood.

Take a never before seen look inside the former home of William H. Hurst, located on 215th Street and Park Terrace East in the Inwood section of Manhattan.

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.


Inwood Pharmacy

With car services, dry cleaners and top notch wine outlets, Inwood has all the conveniences and luxuries of downtown.  We're also a ten minute...



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

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."