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

Ernest Lawson, Inwood Tulip Tree

Before Inwood Hill Park, before there even was an Inwood, a mighty Tulip grew in the forest. In a new city lacking a sense of anything from antiquity, New Yorkers latched onto a tree.
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.

History

inwood-pottery

Inwood Hill Park has seen its share of activity through the centuries, but little has been written of the pottery studio that spawned generations of world class artists.

Architecture

1868 Map of Spuyten Duyvil

On a brilliant spring morning in 1895 thousands of New Yorkers gathered along the shorefronts of the Harlem and Hudson Rivers for the grandest celebration northern Manhattan had ever seen--the opening of the Harlem Ship Canal.

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

House-near-197th

In 1916 popular newspaper illustrator Herb Roth visited the Inwood region. While there he sketched the Dyckman farmhouse and other familiar landmarks.

Inwood People

Kareem Koenig and Miranda

Famous former Inwood residents include Bess Houdini, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lin-Manuel Miranda.