History Waits For No One.

IMG_4127smallerCertainly not for those who live and play in New York City’s greatest neighborhood. Welcome to the newly redesigned MyInwood.net. I hope you like the look and feel of this new home to Inwood’s secrets and treasures. Why the dog? Lets just say you’re gonna be able to sniff through this historical record easier than Billy tracks a squirrel.

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Parks

Dyckman House

When sisters Mary Alice Dyckman Dean and Fannie Fredericka Dyckman Welch donated their aging family farmhouse to the City of New York they preserved a connection to New York’s early Dutch history that survives to this very day.
Isham Park entrance in 1918

Isham Park officially opened on September 28, 1912 and has provided a peaceful surrounding for generations of New Yorkers.

History

Miramar Pool, Inwood

Built in the 1920's, the massive Miramar Saltwater Pool was located on 207th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues.

Architecture

Sherman Creek Power Generating Station

Swindler Cove once sat in the shadow an eight-story, 62,000 square-foot, coal-burning power station whose roar could be heard throughout Inwood.

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

Bruce's Garden

This garden honors the memory of Bruce Reynolds, a Port Authority Police Officer, who sacrificed his life so that others might live on September 11, 2001.

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

Inwood bowling

So often,  MyInwood readers write in to share their memories of the old neighborhood.  Not only do I appreciate these valuable personal histories, I've...