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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…

American League Baseball Park, Washington Heights, 168th Street in 1912 postcard.

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…

Broadway & Isham

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…

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BY Led Black @Led_Black “Goodbye to Glocamorra” (1968) is a documentary film originally made for broadcast on Irish television and is a fascinating look at the predominantly Irish Inwood of yesteryear.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…

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…

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,…