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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

Glacial pothole Inwood Hill Park

Just off the path, in an area of Inwood Hill Park known as “The Clove,” are a series of rock formations that have fascinated geologists and hikers for generations.
Bolton and Calver digging in Inwood.

Update: Less than 24 hours after this post went on-line, Jennifer Hoppa, Administrator Northern Manhattan Parks, sent the following email: "The Capital Contractor was directed to...

History

Bickfords-Closes-181st

Newspaper article describing the closing of Bickford's. If you have any memories of Bickford's please share them here.

Architecture

Fort George Amusement Park

During its heyday this Gotham wonderland would boast two Ferris wheels, three roller coasters, nine saloons, a pony track, several hotels, a casino, five shooting galleries and a tunnel boat ride.

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

Solano and Monida.

On Dyckman Street, just east of Broadway, sit twin buildings dating back to the turn of the century. They represent the very beginning of the housing boom in Inwood. With colorful maroon and beige columns marking their entryways, the buildings are difficult to miss.

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

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...