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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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"

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History

Columbia C on cliff wall above the Spuyten Duyvil.

History of the giant blue and white "C" of Columbia University painted on the cliff wall on the northern side of the Spuyten Duyvil.

Architecture

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...

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

Farmer's Market

Every Saturday morning residents of Inwood flock to the Farmer's Market for fresh produce, hot cider, still warm baked bread and conversation. The Greenmarket...

Art

1908 marked the fiftieth anniversary of Inwood's Public School 52. An historic poem celebrated the occasion.

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...