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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Advertisements for Park Terrace Gardens, Inwood's "loveliest garden community," that appeared in the New York Times and the New York Tribune from 1939-1941.
1916 Bromley map. West 215th step street highlighted.

A busy thoroughfare in place of Inwood's 215th Street steps. It nearly happened.

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Inwood bowling

So often,  MyInwood readers write in to share their memories of the old neighborhood.  Not only do I appreciate these valuable personal histories, I've...


Hurst home on Park Terrace East in Inwood.

Take a never before seen look inside the former home of William H. Hurst, located on 215th Street and Park Terrace East in the Inwood section of Manhattan.

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.


Bruce's Garden

This garden honors the memory of Bruce Reynolds, a Port Authority Police Officer, who sacrificed his life so that others might live on September 11, 2001.


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

Inwood People


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