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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Marble arch, New York Press, October 22, 1905.

In 1905 a news writer envisioned the final days of a notable uptown landmark: The Seaman-Drake Arch.
1909 invitation to Suffrage meeting to gather at Seaman Drake arch, image from Library of Congress.

In the summer of 1909 some of the greatest minds of the women’s rights movement gathered at the old Seaman Mansion on the northern tip of Manhattan.

History

Spuyten Sub

From Henry Hudson's historic voyage up the Hudson River in 1609 to the present day the Spuyten Duyvil has had a long and storied...

Architecture

215th-Street-Incinerator

On 215th Street, near Tenth Avenue, sit three massive smokestacks, which have towered over the Inwood skyline, east of Broadway, since 1934.

Dining & Drinking

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Join us on May 3rd at 7:30 at the Indian Road Cafe for a never before seen look into Inwood's historic Hurst home.

Destinations

Inwood, the northernmost neighborhood in Manhattan, has so much to offer—especially as the weather warms up. Two subway lines (1 and A) service Inwood, so getting there couldn’t be easier.

Art

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

Inwood People

Lorrie-Goulet-and-Jose-de-Creeft 534sm

Lorrie allowed myself and fellow Inwood history sleuth Don Rice into her workspace to discuss her childhood growing up on 218th Street--just steps away from the pottery works.