History Waits For No One.

IMG_4127smallerCertainly not for those who live and play in New York City’s greatest neighborhood. Welcome to the newly redesigned MyInwood.net. I hope you like the look and feel of this new home to Inwood’s secrets and treasures. Why the dog? Lets just say you’re gonna be able to sniff through this historical record easier than Billy tracks a squirrel.

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Parks

Dyckman House

When sisters Mary Alice Dyckman Dean and Fannie Fredericka Dyckman Welch donated their aging family farmhouse to the City of New York they preserved a connection to New York’s early Dutch history that survives to this very day.
Isham-Estate-circa-1905

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.

History

Joan Cuneo Circa 1911 behind the wheel of a Knox Giantess. Image courtesy of Wilmington Historical Society.

One by one each driver was given a flying start down Dyckman Street and timed as he screamed past the Dyckman Street subway station towards the finish line at the summit of the hill above.

Architecture

Seaman-Mansion

Inwood is high and handsome and has become so popular that even the many new apartment buildings cannot satisfy all the Manhattanites who have re-discovered this northerly end of the city.

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

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.

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

Herb-Maruskas-building-157-159-Vermilyea-Ave-in-1964

Library books and old newspaper articles provide wonderful glimpses into the history of any neighborhood. That said, those who grew up and lived in...