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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Parks

Isham Home by William Hassler circa 1912-1915

In 1862 a businessman named William Bradley Isham rented a summer retreat in northern Manhattan. He fell in love with the place and returned two years later to purchase the property. What follows is an exhaustive photo essay describing the origins of Isham Park.
Summer-Afternoon-ca1908

In 1933 a bizarre trinity of adventure, history and poetry converged in Inwood Hill Park to celebrate the majesty of Inwood's fabled tulip tree....

History

Florence Harding poses with Girl Scouts in 1922

In 1921 two teenagers from Seaman Avenue met First Lady Florence Harding. For the rest of her life she was a powerful advocate for Girl Scouts of America.

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

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Join us on May 3rd at 7:30 at the Indian Road Cafe for a never before seen look into Inwood's historic Hurst home.

Destinations

Dyckman Farmhouse

Built by William Dyckman in approximately 1784, this farmhouse was once the center of a thriving farm more than 250 acres in size. Dyckman...

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...