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What’s So Great About Inwood?

James Garside

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Manhattan's northernmost neighborhood is Inwood.

Inwood is bounded by the Hudson River to the west, Broadway to the south, Dyckman Street to the east, and Marble Hill to the north.

Inwood is known as a historic and diverse area with picturesque views of the Hudson River and Harlem.

Historical sites date back to colonial times and the American Revolution.

Inwood was first inhabited by the Lenape Indians.

This is where Peter Minuit bought Manhattan from the Lenape Indians for 60 guilders and some trinkets in 1626.

Inwood lies between the Hudson River and the Harlem River.

It is bordered by Washington Heights to the south, by the Harlem River to the east and north, and by the Hudson River to the west.

Inwood has great places like the New Leaf Market and a wide variety of food options.

It remained rural until the Harlem River Ship Canal was channeled at Hell Gate, bringing industry and development.

The island of Manhattan is the most densely populated in the world; it is also one of the world's leading financial and cultural centers.

Inwood, its northernmost section, was an independent town until it became part of New York City in 1873.

Explore the neighborhood where historic mansions face the river and parks.

Marvel at the views from the Inwood Hill Park overlooking Manhattan and try to catch sight of a red-tailed hawk soaring high above it all.

The neighborhood is rich with history.

Inwood provides remarkable examples of Art Deco architecture and incredible natural beauty.

It is hilly and the last remaining natural forest in the borough.

A large part of the neighborhood is occupied by Fort Tyron Park with its historic lighthouse and nature preserve.

On clear days, you can see New Jersey from the top of the lighthouse.

Local residents pride themselves on their community as it is free of high rent and high-rise buildings.

Inwood offers stunning views and beautiful parkland.

Dutch settlers called the area Inwood but the exact reason for this is a matter of some debate.

It’s a place with rowers, joggers, fishermen, and dog-walkers. It’s also a place with a long history.

Construction boomed in Inwood after the subway line was completed in 1906.

One of the most charming locations in all of New York City, Inwood is home to some of its finest entertainment venues as well as some of its poorest neighborhoods.

The East River separates it from the rest of Manhattan and the Harlem River separates it from the Bronx.

The Inwood section of Manhattan Island can best be described as a diamond in the rough.

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