Posts Tagged ‘Inwood Hill Park’

The Sounds of ‘Mannahatta’ in Your Ear | NY Times

The Sounds of ‘Mannahatta’ in Your Ear | NY Times

By JIM DWYER Another visitor to New York grumbling about the racket. “They frequently make such a noise that it is difficult for a person to make himself heard,” wrote Peter Kalm, a Swedish-Finnish naturalist. That was Manhattan in 1748. He was writing about the chorus of frogs croaking at nightfall. So vibrant was natural […]


Inwood offers beautiful parks, plenty of history in Manhattan | am New York

Inwood offers beautiful parks, plenty of history in Manhattan | am New York

By Patrick McGovern With its copious parkland, history and waterfront, Inwood offers residents a respite from the rest of the city. Located on the northern tip of Manhattan, the neighborhood features a forest with glacial caves once used by Native Americans, at Inwood Hill Park on its western edge by the Hudson River. A 20-minute […]


Save The Date: 6/12/2016 – Drums Along The Hudson

Save The Date: 6/12/2016 - Drums Along The Hudson

2016: Fourteenth Annual Drums Along the Hudson A Native American and Multicultural Festival Sunday, June 12, 2016 – Inwood Hill Park 11am to 6pm – Rain or Shine. FREE The natives are getting restless. The reason being is that the 14th Annual Drums Along The Hudson shindig is only a few weeks away. Drums Along […]


The Old Nagle Cemetery | My Inwood

The Old Nagle Cemetery | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson In mid-17th century Jan Nagle and Jan Dyckman traveled to the New World and settled in northern Manhattan. For more than two centuries the families farmed the land, raised cattle, planted orchards, built bridges and homes and even intermarried. And while Dyckman is a familiar Inwood name, largely thanks to the preservation […]


2/4/16: Inwood Nature Center Public Input Meeting

2/4/16: Inwood Nature Center Public Input Meeting

Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Payson Center in Inwood Hill Park Come share your input on the reconstruction of the Inwood Nature Center. An update will be given on the four contracts involved in the building’s rehabilitation. NYC Parks’ Architecture Division, Urban Park Rangers, and Northern Manhattan Parks will also discuss […]


Evidence of Burial Ground Is Discovered in East Harlem | NY Times

Evidence of Burial Ground Is Discovered in East Harlem | NY Times

By DAVID W. DUNLAP For nearly a decade, keepers of Harlem’s historical flame have insisted — in the face of official skepticism — that a significant antebellum landmark lay beneath an enormous bus depot near the Harlem River. They had plenty of documents to show that the 126th Street Bus Depot in Upper Manhattan occupied […]


The Mysterious Inwood Hill Park Artist Strikes Again

The Mysterious Inwood Hill Park Artist Strikes Again

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Chris Whitney We have an update on the new artist that is using the truly majestic Inwood Hill Park as their canvas. On New Year’s Day I received an email from a reader, Chris Whitney, who was inspired by my article and went for a trek through our very […]


Inwood Hill Park Has A New Artist In Residence

Inwood Hill Park Has A New Artist In Residence

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It looks like Inwood Hill Park has a new artist in residence. For the record, Inwood Hill Park is the last real sliver of nature left in Manhattan. Like I have said before, the rest of the parks in Manhattan are nature in a suit. Not Inwood Hill Park, it is […]


Tulip Tree of Old Inwood | My Inwood

Tulip Tree of Old Inwood | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson Before Inwood Hill Park, before there even was an Inwood, a mighty Tulip grew in the forest. In a new city lacking a sense of anything from antiquity, New Yorkers latched onto a tree. The giant tulip of Inwood became a popular destination for picnickers, school children and hikers looking to escape […]


Inwood’s Forgotten Slave Cemetery | My Inwood

Inwood’s Forgotten Slave Cemetery | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson In March of 1903 workmen in the Inwood section of northern Manhattan made a startling discovery. On a hilltop, near the present intersection of 212th Street and Tenth Avenue, were discovered row after row of skeletons buried beneath crude stone markers. According to local lore the hill contained an old slave cemetery […]


Nature’s Lesson on Understanding Ellsworth Kelly | NY Times

Nature’s Lesson on Understanding Ellsworth Kelly | NY Times

By HOLLAND COTTER Ellsworth Kelly, renowned maker of abstract, odd-shaped monochromatic paintings, has said that he developed his eye for color and form as a bird watcher when he was a child in rural New Jersey. You can see evidence of this history: in the indigo bunting blue of “Blue Panel I” from 1977; in […]


New York Today: A Starry Show | NY Times

New York Today: A Starry Show | NY Times

By Benjamin Mueller and Tatiana Schlossberg New York City is not widely known for its stargazing. From the observation deck of the Empire State Building, you’d see less than one percent of the celestial objects that someone in Galileo’s time would have been able to observe without a telescope. But one cosmic show broke through […]


Manhattan’s Last Forest and the Nature of Cities Everywhere | Huffington Post

Manhattan's Last Forest and the Nature of Cities Everywhere | Huffington Post

By Dr. Chris Martine In the 1950s my grandparents moved my father and uncle out of the Bronx, New York, and into the New Jersey countryside on the other bank of the Hudson River. Growing up hearing stories from my dad about how felicitous it was to be plunked down into the open spaces and […]


10 Pre-War Apartment House Gems of Washington Heights NYC | Untapped Cities

10 Pre-War Apartment House Gems of Washington Heights NYC | Untapped Cities

by jeff reuben Although often overlooked, Washington Heights, in upper Manhattan, contains one of New York City’s great concentrations of pre-war apartment house buildings, including many that retain much of their original architectural grandeur. The pre-war apartment house, one of the mainstays of New York City architecture, is strongly associated with certain Manhattan neighborhoods, including […]


The Indian Caves of Inwood Hill Park | My Inwood

The Indian Caves of Inwood Hill Park | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson On the northern tip of Manhattan, a twenty-minute walk from the subway, is an historical site so rare and unexpected that it warrants a detour on any tourist’s itinerary. The majestic “Indian caves” of Inwood Hill Park were once used as a seasonal camp by the Lenape people who lived in the […]


A Harlem Townhouse, a Sentimental Journey | NY Times

A Harlem Townhouse, a Sentimental Journey | NY Times

By JOANNE KAUFMAN It may not seem so to outsiders, but New York City is really a collection of small towns with residents and businesses connected in the most surprising ways. Just ask David Daniels. Late last summer, Mr. Daniels, an associate broker with the Corcoran Group in the West Side office, got a call […]


First Look: NY Times X Block by Block – Inwood

First Look: NY Times X Block by Block – Inwood

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Inwood is in Manhattan but not of it. Inwood is both beautifully bucolic and decidedly urban, simultaneously. It is a small town that somehow exists in the fringes and shadows of New York City. Inwood has always been a mystery that has entranced all those that have chosen to call it […]


5/5/15: Lost Inwood @ Indian Road Café

5/5/15: Lost Inwood @ Indian Road Café

LOST INWOOD: slides, photos, and artifacts from our neighborhood’s past Tuesday, May 5th @ 7:30PM Indian Road Café (600 W 218th St) This month: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About The Dyckman Farmhouse(s)* *But Were Afraid to Ask AKA, The Dyckmans – Inwood Pioneers and their Homesteads Everyone in Inwood knows the Dyckman Farmhouse […]


Paranormal Inwood: The Strange Case of Walter Francis Burns | My Inwood

Paranormal Inwood: The Strange Case of Walter Francis Burns | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson As a cool autumn breeze settled in on his home among the trees on the western slope of Inwood Hill, Walter Francis Burns awoke from a terrible dream. Lost in a chilling nightmare Burns had just witnessed his youngest son, Otway, run over by an automobile not far from the family’s northern […]


Sugar Hill, Rich in Culture, and Affordable | NY Times

Sugar Hill, Rich in Culture, and Affordable | NY Times

By ALISON GREGOR The section of Upper Manhattan known as Sugar Hill, poised on a bluff overlooking the Harlem Plain and distinguished by graceful rowhouses and elegant apartment buildings, achieved renown in the 1930s and 1940s, when it was home to prominent African-American professionals, political leaders, artists, musicians and writers. The song “Take the ‘A’ […]


Postcards from the Edge II | My Inwood

Postcards from the Edge II | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson New York City has always been a popular subject when it comes to the world of postcards. I like to call the collection that follows “Postcards from the Edge.” For the most part, I’ve tried to focus on Inwood proper, but other subjects, like the George Washington Bridge, Edgar Allan Poe’s cottage […]


Inwood Hill Park: Historical Timeline | My Inwood

Inwood Hill Park: Historical Timeline | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson Inwood Hill is a 196-acre park located on the northern tip of Manhattan. The words “wild” and “untamed” are often used to describe the meandering trails, caves, cliffs and otherworldly geological formations that together make Inwood Hill so unique. The history of Inwood Hill, like that of the surrounding city, is fascinating […]


A Texan Makes His Way Uptown | NY Times

A Texan Makes His Way Uptown | NY Times

By JOYCE COHEN A little more than two years ago, when John McQuillen moved to New York for work, he used Facebook and friends to find a place to live. He ended up as a roommate in a two-bedroom in Washington Heights, paying just $800 a month. “I completely lucked into that apartment, not knowing […]


With Eagles Sighted, a Proposal Takes Flight | NY Times

With Eagles Sighted, a Proposal Takes Flight | NY Times

By JIM DWYER At midlife, Mandy Hicks and Andy Partridge, childhood friends from North Yorkshire, England, struck up a romance. To celebrate her 52nd birthday last week, they made their first visit to New York, in time for some of the coldest weather on record. More than once, it crossed Mr. Partridge’s mind that he […]

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