Posts Tagged ‘Postcards’

From Inwood To Vietnam

From Inwood To Vietnam

Edward Hagan was only 22 years old when he left the comforts of his beloved Inwood neighborhood to serve as an American military advisor to the South Vietnamese during the Vietnam War. In his riveting essay in The Irish Echo, Mr. Hagan brings to life the thriving Irish Inwood of the late 1960’s. The author […]


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 […]


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: Neighborhood of the Week | The Museum of the City of New York

Inwood: Neighborhood of the Week | The Museum of the City of New York

The good folks at The Museum of the City of New York have designated Inwood their neighborhood of the week. Check out the link below for a treasure trove of images of the Inwood of yesteryear. Check out: Museum of the City of New York


History of Inwood Station, The Northernmost Post Office in Manhattan | My Inwood

History of Inwood Station, The Northernmost Post Office in Manhattan | My Inwood

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 […]


Entrance To The Past: Broadway & Isham Streets | Forgotten New York

Entrance To The Past: Broadway & Isham Streets | Forgotten New York

While meandering aimlessly in upper Manhattan in February 2013 I came upon a single intersection, Broadway and Isham Street, where there are several leftover relicts from several different ages that still survive. Before getting into those, I’d like to dispute the pronunciation of the name Isham, which, I’m told, is EYE-sham. This is plainly ridiculous. […]


Historic Inwood: “Goodbye to Glocamorra” (1968)

BY Led Black @Led_Black “Goodbye to Glocamorra” (1968) is a documentary film originally made for broadcast on Irish television and is a fascinating look at the predominantly Irish Inwood of yesteryear. The film takes an unflinching look at the forces of transformation at work in the late 1960’s in the neighborhood. Inwood at the time […]


Postcards from the Edge | My Inwood

Postcards from the Edge | My Inwood

The always-informative My Inwood site recently posted a series of Postcards of the Uptown of yesteryear. Cleverly entitled “Postcards from the Edge”, the series captures an Uptown that seems, at first glance, so different from the one of today but upon further inspection it reaffirms the notion that this is a place that is in […]


Historic Inwood – The Dyckman Oval

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Did you know that on the grounds where the Dyckman Houses now stand, there was once a storied athletic field known as the Dyckman Oval? Dyckman Oval was the home of the New York Cubans, comprised of Cuban, Puerto-Rican, African-American and Dominican players, and became part of the Eastern Colored League […]

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