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

Ernest Lawson, Inwood Tulip Tree

Before Inwood Hill Park, before there even was an Inwood, a mighty Tulip grew in the forest. In a new city lacking a sense of anything from antiquity, New Yorkers latched onto a tree.
Inwood Hill

Until 1948 bicycles and even roller skates were banned from Inwood Hill Park. This New York Post article describes the spring day more than sixty years ago when cyclists and skaters alike were allowed to cruise legally for the first time.

History

Magdalen asylum inwood

Many of the young women who passed through the doors of the Inwood institution had worked the taverns, brothels and alleyways of lower Manhattan before being “rescued” by the Society.

Architecture

Dyckman Street

According to city directories, Inwood’s first post office was situated on 3860 Tenth Avenue, a few storefronts south of 207th Street, below the elevated IRT Station.

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

If you've spent any time in Inwood, you have surely noticed the giant blue and white "C" of Columbia University painted on the cliff...

Art

House-near-197th

In 1916 popular newspaper illustrator Herb Roth visited the Inwood region. While there he sketched the Dyckman farmhouse and other familiar landmarks.

Inwood People

Snow

A special thanks to James Rigual, a Park Terrace Gardens porter, for cutting it up in what is becoming a MyInwood tradition.