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Old Real Estate Ads from Inwood and Surrounding Area

Inwood real estate ads from ages past

Below are a collection of real estate advertisements from ages past.  As both a real estate agent and fan of Inwood history, I found the below images fascinating.  If you’ve lived in any of these building and have stories to share, please feel free to comment in the space below the image box.

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History of Inwood’s Isham Park

Isham Park, Inwood, New York City

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.

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Inwood Business Advertisements: 1975-1976

Inwood Advertisements from the 1970's.

Decades before Inwood had Starbucks, frozen yogurt and sushi arrived in Inwood, another generation of business owners serviced the district. The following advertisements, shot from the defunct Heights-Inwood Newspaper, reveal an Inwood with movie theaters, a bowling alley and even a pub serving fifteen cent beers. If some of these ads stir up old memories […]

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The Inwood Pottery Studio: An Oral History with Lorrie Goulet

Lorrie Goulet and the Inwood Pottey Studios

Since launching Myinwood.net I have posted quite a bit on the Inwood Pottery Studios; which once occupied Inwood Hill Park. The pottery, the houseboat community, the idyllic setting of a nearly forgotten era has always fascinated me. So, I was thrilled when I received an email from a former student of the Pottery named Lorrie […]

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Asylums on Inwood Hill

Asylums on Inwood Hill

A century ago  asylums and institutions lined the ridge of Inwood Hill.  Inside these fortress-like structures, all demolished by Robert Moses in the 1930′s, tortured, long-dead souls were kept under lock and key.  Some were criminals, some were inebriates and drug addicts, others had the mere misfortune of suffering from tuberculosis.   All were outcasts, banished […]

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Inwood Remembers: Fay’s Lobster Restaurant: 207th Street and Broadway

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Chef’s Suggestions: Fresh broiled lobster: $1.50 Crab cocktail: 50¢ Porterhouse steak for two: $5.00 Sloe Gin Fizz: 45 ¢ With new restaurants opening up with increasing frequency, what fun it is to glance back at the Inwood food scene of yesteryear. Thanks to a MyInwood.net reader named Beth we can take a stroll down memory […]

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Inwood Snow Day 2014

Dyckman house in the snow, January 2014

We’re back at Park Terrace Gardens with James on January 21, 2014 for another Inwood Snow Day. (See some of James’ past performances here  and here)

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Prehistoric Inwood: Mastodons in Our Midst

Inwood New York City Mastodon

In warm weather the Dyckman Strip is a lively scene replete with music, the clink of cocktail glasses, laughter and animated conversation.  As brunch winds down, the crowd migrates west to the marina, on the banks of the Hudson River, to marvel at the view—a nearly unblemished vista that has changed little since Henry Hudson […]

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