UP IN INWOOD
UP IN INWOOD
Inwood is a charming neighborhood on the most northern tip of the island of Manhattan. Inwood sits at the confluence of the Harlem River, the Hudson River, the Spuyten Duyvil Creek, and some of Manhattan’s most beautiful parks. A plaque in Inwood Hill Park, the only remaining natural forest in Manhattan, marks the spot where Dutch colonists purchased the island from the Lenape tribe in 1626. Today, Inwood is home to a diverse community of residents, small businesses, and cultural and medical institutions. The neighborhood is connected to the rest of Manhattan and the Bronx by the A and 1 subway lines, as well as the University Heights, Broadway, and Henry Hudson bridges.
The neighborhood offers stunning natural beauty and rich cultural diversity unlikely to be found in other parts of the city of New York.
In many ways, Inwood feels more like a town rather than a neighborhood. From its historical institutions such as the Dyckman House (the oldest farmhouse in Manhattan) and the Seaman-Drake Arch (one of only two free-standing arches in Manhattan) to Dyckman Street becoming a popular entertainment district with many restaurants and lounges.
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 is serviced by the “1” and “A” trains as well as at least a dozen bus lines and services. Car services are another plentiful and inexpensive way to get around.
Inwood is easily accessible by car 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
Here’s a short list of things to do, up in Inwood!
Visit Dyckman Farmhouse Museum the only remaining farmhouse in Manhattan.
Travel back to medieval times by visiting The Met Cloisters
Enjoy the French-inspired menu and beautiful decor at Bocaditos Bistro
Make sure next outing with friends is for outdoor brunch at MamaJuana Cafe
Wine and dine and enjoy live music by local artists at Pop & Pour
Our commercial district is home to a diverse and authentic array of restaurants, entertainment and culture. Whether you want to enjoy an outdoor brunch with friends or hike Inwood Hill Park, you will find something fun to do in Inwood!
The Postcard Project
Fourteen independent uptown artists were part of this series of original artwork in visual disciplines — painting, drawing, collage, photography — showcasing the spaces and experiences of the Inwood community. The postcards were distributed throughout Inwood establishments, an initiative which brought artists and merchants closer to build relationships that nurture collaboration. Each selected artist received a $500 stipend.
The Postcard Project execution was a collaboration among various uptown organizations, funded by the Neighborhood 360° program of the NYC Small Business Services office.