Posts Tagged ‘Inwood Hill Park’

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 […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

Adventureland #WaHi pic.twitter.com/B8x40rhdu2 — Emon Hassan (@EmonHassan) February 3, 2015 Check out: April in Inwood Hill Park The Uptown Collective Presents The WHIN Social Media Guide We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Who’s Nailing Tongues To Trees In Inwood Hill Park? | Gothamist

Who's Nailing Tongues To Trees In Inwood Hill Park? | Gothamist

BY Erik Baard A New Year’s Day nature walk through Inwood Hill Park came to a hushed halt last week when participants happened upon a tongue nailed to a red oak tree. Chalk their sudden silence up to the spell cast by an African Diaspora ritual intended to silence damaging rumors or court testimony. The […]


Inwood Hill Park to Get GPS Locators and New Signs to Increase Safety | DNAinfo

Inwood Hill Park to Get GPS Locators and New Signs to Increase Safety | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — The Parks Department will install signs and GPS locators at 16 landmarks throughout Inwood Hill Park in the hopes of making the greenspace safer and more user-friendly. The park contains the largest forest area in Manhattan as well as one of the borough’s few remaining natural salt marshes, attracting bird […]


Another Groupon Uptown Steal – Indian Road Café

Another Groupon Uptown Steal – Indian Road Café

You only have a few hours left to get this awesome deal. Indian Road Café is a truly exceptional establishment that is a culinary extension of the majestic Inwood Hill Park. If you have already been there, then you know what’s up, if not, it’s time to get familiar. See below for deets. Choose Between […]


Evidence of Native American activity uncovered in Isham Park | My Inwood

Evidence of Native American activity uncovered in Isham Park | My Inwood

by Cole Thompson An ongoing improvement project in a city park has uncovered signs of Native American settlement on the northern tip of Manhattan. Workers digging a trench for the installation of water fountains in Isham Park have unearthed a curious concentration of shells. Could the shells be part of a larger shell midden? Could […]


The 2014 World Maker’s Faire – The Recap

The 2014 World Maker’s Faire – The Recap

BY Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) The 2014 World Maker’s Faire was exactly as it was described on its website, “a festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness.” I heard about it online and through a friend Jennifer Leech, who was selling her own really cool crafts there that weekend. Jennifer is a Washington Heights resident, and a fellow volunteer at Word […]


Pics From The People: Sunset in Ft Tryon Park

Pics From The People: Sunset in Ft Tryon Park

If you want to submit your pics for this column, just hit us up on Twitter using @Uptowncollectiv or shoot us an email at UptownCollective@gmail.com with Pics From The People in the subject line.


Uptown Video: It’s My Park – Drum & Dance

Uptown Video:  It's My Park - Drum & Dance

This West African Drumming & Dance Class in Inwood Hill Park is part of a free summer long series offered by Bread & Yoga.


Uptown Video: Fort Tryon Park from Los Altos

Uptown Video: Fort Tryon Park from Los Altos


Hungry City: Indian Road Café in Inwood | NY Times

Hungry City: Indian Road Café in Inwood | NY Times

By JEFF GORDINIER I moved to New York from the West Coast 20 years ago, but only this summer was I introduced to a little-known fact about the island of Manhattan: If you take the A train all the way to its northern terminus, you wind up in Seattle. Debark at 207th Street and amble […]


Uptown Video: Young Jee X Inwood Hill Park Time Lapse

Uptown Video: Young Jee X Inwood Hill Park Time Lapse

The video above shows the artist Young Jee in action working on his favorite canvas, Inwood Hill Park. For those that don’t know, Young Jee created beautiful natural art installations in Inwood Hill Park. Young Jee passed away in August 26th, 2012 but the artist remains alive in the minds of those who encountered his […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Lovely Woods, Full of Menace And a Body | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Lovely Woods, Full of Menace And a Body | NY Times

By ALAN FEUER Published: May 28, 2004 There is an old legend that a giant tulip tree once stood on the spot in Inwood Hill Park where the white man bought Manhattan from the natives. You could say that it marked the place where a deal was struck to turn wilderness into metropolis. The tree […]


8/5/14: Lost Inwood Summer Spectacular @ Indian Road Café

8/5/14: Lost Inwood Summer Spectacular @ Indian Road Café

Tuesday, August 5th at 7:30 pm The Indian Road Café (218th Street and Indian Road) This month Lost Inwood explores the activities and places of summers’ past. Through photos and fascinating oral histories we’ll explore the swimming pools, bowling alleys and movies theaters that gave the children of Inwood’s past a respite from the summer […]


Camping In A New York City Park: Is It Any Fun? | Curbed NY

Camping In A New York City Park: Is It Any Fun? | Curbed NY

by Jessica Dailey The New York City Parks Department’s takes green-starved city dwellers on outdoor adventures for free through its Urban Park Rangers program. All you have to do is register online, and hope you get selected via the random lottery. I tried my luck and got chosen for not one, but two excursions. First […]


My Buddy the Super | NY Times

My Buddy the Super | NY Times

By JOANNE KAUFMAN When it’s dinnertime and Michele W. Miller’s husband, Jerome, has gone AWOL, Ms. Miller reflexively checks in with her co-op’s superintendent, Carlos Muñoz. Nine times out of 10, Mr. Miller is down in Mr. Muñoz’s apartment, where the two are watching sports, discussing their children or commiserating about their endless struggles to […]


An Inwood Apartment Fits the Bill | NY Times

An Inwood Apartment Fits the Bill | NY Times

By JOYCE COHEN After two years of touring the country with traveling shows and “making $200 or $300 a week, plus free housing,” Matt Payne had had enough. So, around four years ago, Mr. Payne, who is from Lexington, Ky., and studied musical theater at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va., moved to New York. He […]

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