by Cole Thompson
In 1904, with the arrival of the elevated subway trains, Inwood’s first apartment buildings, the Solano and Monida, were erected on the corner of Tenth Avenue and Dyckman Street.
Newspaper advertisements promised “Country Quiet and Clean Air in the City.”
With inexpensive rents and a new station located on Dyckman Street and Broadway, leases were signed on every apartment before the buildings were ready to receive their new tenants.
Other real estate investors were quick to pounce on this overlooked territory, and, over the ensuing decade, had frantically, block by block, grabbed up nearly every available piece of property east of Broadway.
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