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#InstagramUptown: Tunnel Vision

#InstagramUptown: Tunnel Vision

A photo posted by Cole Thompson (@inwood_cole) on Dec 8, 2016 at 4:35pm PST Related: The Light At The End of the Tunnel Time Travel: Washington Heights Journal – The 191st Street Tunnel | NY Times We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on […]


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 […]


#InstagramUptown: Tunnel Vision

#InstagramUptown: Tunnel Vision

✖️ Tunnel Vision ✖️ #urbanromantix #mextures #killtheunderground #symmetrykillers A photo posted by N O E M A D (@noemadnyc) on Nov 16, 2015 at 9:12am PST Related: The Light At The End of the Tunnel Time Travel: Washington Heights Journal – The 191st Street Tunnel | NY Times We invite you to subscribe to the […]


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 […]


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 […]


Bringing a Little Color to a Passage at the 191st Street Station | NY Times

Bringing a Little Color to a Passage at the 191st Street Station | NY Times

By SANDRA E. GARCIA The tunnel that connects Broadway to the 191st Street subway station was a little creepy. And the rats didn’t help. Today, the passage is a different place, made over by artists enlisted by the city as part of its latest effort to brighten a chronically dank, dark space. “Estoy Aqui!” or […]


The Light At The End of the Tunnel

The Light At The End of the Tunnel

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Art has a way of transforming things. Old things. Things that are long overdue, practically begging, for transformation. Things such as Tunnel Street. Yes, that is the actual name of the three blocks long pedestrian tunnel that connects Broadway with the No. 1 train station at 191st Street. A train station, […]


Pedestrian Beauty | Manhattan Times

Pedestrian Beauty | Manhattan Times

The New York City Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Art Program has announced the selection of four individual artists and one artist team from a pool of 158 applicants to beautify a nine-hundred foot pedestrian tunnel at 191st Street and Broadway in Washington Heights. All but one artist team lives and works in New York City […]


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 […]


1935 Police Beat: Babe Ruth Hits Pedestrian on Seaman Avenue | My Inwood

1935 Police Beat: Babe Ruth Hits Pedestrian on Seaman Avenue | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson On a summer evening in 1935 Julia Straus, a fifty-eight year old resident of 72 Seaman Avenue had a run in with the most famous athlete in baseball—Babe Ruth. As it happened Ruth was driving southbound on Seaman Avenue when Straus walked into the path of his car near the intersection of […]


The Fort George Tunnel Collapse: A 1903 NYC Subway Construction Disaster | My Inwood

The Fort George Tunnel Collapse: A 1903 NYC Subway Construction Disaster | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson October 24, 1903 Timothy Sullivan glanced at his watch. It was minutes before ten o’clock. The sliver of a new moon dangled above the camp. “Back to work boys,” the Irishman shouted as he gestured toward the ragged hole at the base of Fort George Hill. Sullivan, a construction foreman for New […]


Dank Washington Heights subway passage slated for makeover | NY Daily News

Dank Washington Heights subway passage slated for makeover | NY Daily News

BY Jan Ransom | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS This seedy subway tunnel is on track for a much-needed makeover. The dark 191st St. passageway to the 1 train in Washington Heights has been slated for improvements including new light fixtures and mirrors to help pedestrians see around corners, officials said. The city also plans to […]


Time Travel: Washington Heights Journal – The 191st Street Tunnel | NY Times

Time Travel: Washington Heights Journal - The 191st Street Tunnel | NY Times

By JOSH KURTZ Published: August 12, 1991 Earlier this year, the Transit Authority closed some long, dark pedestrian tunnels in the subways. One of the longest and darkest, the three-block tunnel connecting Broadway and 190th Street with the 191st Street IRT station at St. Nicholas Avenue, stayed open. In one of those only-in-New York bureaucratic […]

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