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Encyclopedia > Inwood, Manhattan
Broadway and Dyckman Street intersection in Inwood.
Broadway and Dyckman Street intersection in Inwood.
This article is about the neighborhood in New York City. For the community of Inwood in Nassau County, see Inwood, New York.

Inwood is the northernmost neighborhood on Manhattan Island in the New York City borough of Manhattan and New York State's County of New York. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 501 pixelsFull resolution (975 × 610 pixel, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 501 pixelsFull resolution (975 × 610 pixel, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Inwood is a census-designated place located in Nassau County, New York. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ...

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Geography

Inwood is physically bounded by the Harlem River to the north and east, and the Hudson River to the west. It extends southward to approximately Fort Tryon Park and Dyckman Street. Inwood is approximately defined by the 10034 postal ZIP code. The Harlem River, shown in red, between the Bronx and Manhattan in New York City The Harlem River is a tidal strait in New York City, USA that flows 8 miles (13 km) between the East River and the Hudson River, separating the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... The Park in late March 2007 Fort Tryon Fort Tryon Park is a public park located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of the New York City borough of Manhattan, USA, . It is situated on a 67-acre (270,000 m²) ridge in Upper Manhattan, with a commanding view of the... Dyckman Street is a station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ... Mr. ...


Notably, while Inwood is the northernmost neighborhood on the island of Manhattan, it is not the northernmost neighborhood of the entire borough of Manhattan. That distinction is held by Marble Hill, a Manhattan neighborhood situated directly to the north of the island of Manhattan on the North American mainland. Marble Hill is the northernmost section of the borough of Manhattan in New York, New York. ...


Because of the hilly geography and the interruption of the street grid (only Broadway continues south under the same name), Inwood is psychologically if not physically remote from the rest of Manhattan. It is often mistaken by non-residents as a sub-section of, or combined with, the larger and better-known Washington Heights area to the south. This article is about the neighborhood in New York City. ...


Inwood's main local thoroughfare is Broadway (which is also designated US 9 at this point), with highway access via the Henry Hudson Parkway and the Harlem River Drive/FDR Drive. Inwood's main commercial shopping streets are Broadway, Dyckman and West 207th St. A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City, and is the oldest north-south main thoroughfare in the city, dating to the first New Amsterdam settlement. ... At 325 miles (523 km), U.S. Route 9s New York segment accounts for more than half the highways total length. ... The Henry Hudson Parkway is a New York City parkway that stretches from West 72nd Street in Manhattan to the Bronx-Westchester County boundary, where it meets the Saw Mill River Parkway. ... The Harlem River Drive is a major freeway-standard parkway on the east side of the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... FDR Drive is a major freeway-standard parkway on the east side of the New York City borough of Manhattan. ...


History

Inwood was a rural section of Manhattan into the early 20th century. Once the IRT subway reached Inwood in 1906, speculative developers constructed numerous apartment buildings on the east side of Broadway. A subsequent construction boom occurred after 1933 on the west side of Broadway , when the IND subway reached 207th Street along Broadway. Many of Inwood's impressive Art Deco apartment buildings were constructed during this period. Services that use the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line through midtown and downtown have been colored red since 1979. ... 207th Street to Lefferts Boulevard, Far Rockaway, or Rockaway Park note: dashed line shows rush hour only service The A Eighth Avenue Express is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. ... Asheville City Hall. ...


Today, Inwood is a residential neighborhood of primarily five-to-eight story prewar buildings, along with some of the few remaining detached houses on Manhattan island. Buildings are evenly mixed between elevator and walk-ups. Most of Inwood's co-op buildings are located west of Broadway, while rentals dominate on the east side of Broadway. Parks include the very large and old-growth Inwood Hill Park, Isham Park, and Columbia University's athletic fields. Institutions include the Allen Pavilion (an annex of New York-Presbyterian Hospital) and several churches and schools. Inwood also includes Dyckman House, the last remaining colonial-era farmhouse in Manhattan. Inwood Hill Park, viewed from a roof top in the area Inwood Hill Park is a city-owned and maintained public park in Upper Manhattan, New York City. ... Alma Mater Columbia University in the City of New York is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... New York-Presbyterian Hospital is a prominent university hospital in New York City, composed of two medical centers, Columbia University Medical Center and the Cornell University Weill Medical Center. ... The Dyckman Farmhouse is the oldest remaining farmhouse[2] on Manhattan island, a reminder of New York Citys rural past. ...


Land use

Industrial uses exist primarily along Sherman Creek, bordered by the Harlem River, Dyckman Street to the south, Tenth Avenue to the west, and 207th Street to the north. There has been an initiative among politicians over the last few years to re-zone this area for residential and commercial use, and to create public access to the waterfront. Currently, Con Ed and the City of New York own some of the property in this area. The Harlem River, shown in red, between the Bronx and Manhattan in New York City The Harlem River is a tidal strait in New York City, USA that flows 8 miles (13 km) between the East River and the Hudson River, separating the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. ... View of Amsterdam Avenue looking south from the Columbia University overpass between West 116th and 117th Streets View north from the overpass Tenth Avenue / Amsterdam Avenue is a north-south thoroughfare on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City. ... Consolidated Edison, Inc. ...


Adjacent to Sherman Creek is Inwood's primary public housing development known as the Dyckman Houses (not to be confused with the Dyckman House museum). This complex was constructed in 1951 and consists of seven 14 story residential buildings on 14 acres. The development also contains a basketball court which is very popular among New York City streetball enthusiasts. Basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar grew up in the complex. A local authority tower block in Cwmbrân, South Wales Public housing or project homes are forms of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. ... Streetballers at the Venice Beach basketball courts, California, USA. Streetball is an urban form of basketball, played on playgrounds and in gymnasiums across the world. ... For the football player, see Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar. ...


Demographics

The residents of Inwood were mostly of Irish and Jewish descent for much of the 20th century. Many of the Irish were employed as transit workers in the nearby yards and were catered to by Irish shops on Broadway and a Gaelic football field in Inwood Hill Park.. However, in the 1970s and 1980s, during the period of white flight in the city, many Irish moved out of Inwood to the outer boroughs and suburbs, and today only few Irish pubs remain. Currently, Inwood has a very large Dominican population, particularly in the portions of the neighborhood east of Broadway. Real estate prices have risen dramatically in recent years as the neighborhood attracted residents priced out of other parts of Manhattan. Inwood appeals to many who want lower housing costs and a more serene, outer borough-like setting without actually leaving Manhattan and its subway connections, prestigious "212" area code and "New York, NY" postal address. This leads many to predict the eventual gentrification of Inwood. Gaelic Football (Irish: Peil, Peil Gaelach or Caid ), commonly referred to as football, or Gaelic , is a form of football played mainly in Ireland. ... White flight is a term for the demographic trend where working- and middle-class white people move away from increasingly racial-minority inner-city neighborhoods to white suburbs and exurbs. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... Affordable housing is a dwelling where the total housing costs are affordable to those living in that housing unit. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... An address is a code and abstract concept expressing the fixed location of a home, business or other building on the earths surface. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


Parks

Inwood Hill Park, on the Hudson River, is a largely wooded city park that contains caves that were used by the Lenape before Europeans arrived, and the last salt marsh in Manhattan. Birdwatchers come to the park to see waterbirds, raptors, and a wide variety of migratory birds. It includes a nature center and hosts many events organized by the Parks Department. Inwood Hill Park, viewed from a roof top in the area Inwood Hill Park is a city-owned and maintained public park in Upper Manhattan, New York City. ... For other uses, see Cave (disambiguation). ... For the language, see Lenape language. ... An Atlantic coastal salt marsh in Connecticut. ... Birdwatching or birding is the observation and study of birds. ...


The legendary purchase of Manhattan Island from the Lenape by Peter Minuit took place in what is now Inwood Hill Park. Peter Minuit Peter Minuit == Life and work == Minuits Walloon family, originally from the city of Tournai, was one of many Protestant families that fled persecution from the Roman Catholic government of the Spanish Netherlands (present-day Belgium), and found refuge in the Dutch Republic and Protestant parts of the...


Education

Inwood is assigned to schools in the New York City Department of Education. The Official Seal of the City of New York The New York City Department of Education is the branch of municipal government in New York City that manages the citys public school system. ...


Zoned elementary schools include:

  • The Muscota New School, PS 314, is a New York City public "school of choice" that serves the Washington Heights, Inwood, and Harlem neighborhoods. Muscota uses a progressive educational approach, rather than follow the standard New York City public elementary curriculum. Admission is based on lottery. Other public schools serving Inwood include P.S. 98 and P.S. 52, as well as George Washington High School.

Private schools include Good Shepherd, a Catholic School on Isham Street, and Northeast Academy on 215th Street. George Washington High School was a secondary school located in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan in New York City, New York. ...


Local traditions

From Inwood Hill Park, one can view a 100-foot-tall Columbia "C" painted on the face of a rock outcropping across the Harlem River on the Bronx shore. It is a local challenge to swim to "C-Rock" and back to the Manhattan shore. Inwood Hill Park, viewed from a roof top in the area Inwood Hill Park is a city-owned and maintained public park in Upper Manhattan, New York City. ... For other uses, see Bronx (disambiguation). ...


Looking west from Inwood Hill Park across the Hudson River, one can view the New Jersey Palisades. Views of The Cloisters museum, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in nearby Fort Tryon Park, dominate the area near Dyckman Street, while the former NYU campus, now Bronx Community College, towers above the Bronx end of the 207th Street Bridge. Palisades is also a general term for steep cliffs next to a river. ... Garden at The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park, New York City The Cloisters is the branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art and architecture of the European Middle Ages. ... Metropolitan Museum of Art New York Elevation The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as the Met, is one of the worlds largest and most important art museums. ... New York University (NYU) is a large research-oriented university in New York City, and is among the most prestigious post-secondary institutions in the United States. ... The Bronx Community College of The City University of New York is a community college in the City University of New York system. ...


External links

  • Washington Heights and Inwood Online

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Inwood, Manhattan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (357 words)
Inwood is the northernmost neighborhood on Manhattan Island in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
Inwood is sometimes referred to as a subsection of Washington Heights, but most people residing in or familiar with Upper Manhattan do not agree with this classification.
Inwood is bounded by the Harlem River to the north and east, Fairview Avenue to the south, and the Hudson River to the west.
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It was in Inwood Hill Park that I witnessed a large hawk catch and eat a mouse not more than 20 feet away from me and later fly off with a large fl squirrel as its prey.
Inwood Hill Park is no longer our beautiful secret; it is our city's shame, the shelter of cowardly perverts, a green canopy of murder, tragedy, and filth.
Inwood Hill Park is now famous for a horrible murder, and deserves to be until the sick bastard who killed Sarah Fox is captured and punished.
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