Inwood: Always on the Brink of Coolness | NY Times

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New restaurants, cafés and wine bars, once lacking in the neighborhood, now offer plenty of places to go out. (Photo: Ozier Muhammad | NY Times)

Inwood, in the leafy northern stretch of Manhattan, has never really lacked for natural charms. Centuries ago, Native Americans plied its waterways; later, Gilded Age tycoons built their mansions on its hills for the best views; and today, residents say one of the benefits of living here is its many parks, which are popular for running, concerts and picnics.

Walk around a bit and you can discover other you-don’t-see-that-everyday sights. On a recent afternoon, water gurgled down a rock face on Dyckman Street, as if freed from a spring. What seemed to be a gloomy dead-end on West 203rd Street revealed a tiny park with picnic tables and tulips. And along the Harlem River, the loudest sound was a coach on the river, urging on her rowing team.

But despite regularly being hailed as the city’s next-cool-neighborhood, Inwood often seems to be moving in that direction, but never quite arriving at its destination.

Read more: Inwood: Always on the Brink of Coolness – NYTimes.com.

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