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Visit Inwood

We're excited to welcome you, and share the warmth of our neighborhood!

Don't be shy and come visit us!


 In many ways, Inwood feels more like a town rather than a neighborhood. You'll be pleasantly surprised by all the magical places our community has to offer. From the last natural forest in Manhattan to the city's oldest farmhouse, there's so much to explore. And if you're a food enthusiast, you're in for a treat with the variety of dining options available. All these incredible aspects come together to create the perfect day in the city. We can't wait to show you around and share the charm of our neighborhood!

How to explore Inwood?

If you have read this far, it means you are interested in seeing our neighborhood, is truly heartwarming! Let's dive into some suggestions for how to make the most of your day here: 

Where is Inwood?

Our charming neighborhood is located on the northernmost tip of Manhattan. Inwood is set against the backdrop of lush green spaces and 

breathtaking views.

How to get here by public transportation?

You might be surprised at how close we are! Just a short 30-minute subway ride from midtown, you can easily reach us. Take either the 1 or the A train to Dyckman Street, and you'll arrive at the "Dyckman Street" station. We're eagerly awaiting your visit!

How to get here by car?

Inwood is easily accessible through the Dyckman exit on the Henry Hudson Parkway or by entering East from the Harlem River Drive. While street parking is available, it is not always easy to find an empty spot. If driving, have a back-up plan and budget for paid garage parking.  One-hour metered parking will allow you to pay .25 for 15 minutes in most streets.  Estimate garage spend can range from $15-$25

How to explore Inwood?

The recommended way to experience Inwood is by foot. Many local sites are within walking distance – parks, museums, art galleries, restaurants – so put your comfortable shoes on and enjoy the walk!


Inwood's history

Key moments in our neighborhood's history


Lenape Native Americans

Inwood's early days saw the land inhabited by the indigenous Lenape, also known as the Lenni Lenape and Delaware people. The Lenape relied on both the Hudson and Harlem Rivers as sources for food.

According to the legend, the Lenape, sold Manhattan to Peter Minuit, the Director-General of New Amsterdam, who acquired Manhattan Island in 1626 for trinkets and beads valued at around 60 guilders. This historic moment is commemorated by a plaque within Inwood Hill Park, the last surviving natural forest in Manhattan,  


Revolutionary War

The neighborhood played a pivotal role as a key battleground during the American Revolutionary War. It hosted an encampment of over sixty huts, which were inhabited by German Hessian troops within the British army, stretching from 201st to 204th Streets. The camp was discovered in 1914 by local archeologist and historian Reginald Bolton after a series of digs around the neighborhood.


19th century

Inwood retained its rural character until the late 19th century, and this persisted well into the early 20th century. The arrival of the 1 train in 1906 spurred apartment building construction along Broadway's east side. By the 1930s, the A train reached Dyckman and 207th Streets, prompting development of large estates west of Broadway.



Throughout a significant portion of the 20th century, Inwood's demographic makeup was largely characterized by its Irish and Jewish communities. However, in the 1980s, a notable shift occurred, with a predominant Dominican population emerging. As of now, Inwood proudly boasts the highest concentration of residents with Dominican heritage in all of New York City.

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