HW Pick: Princess Noamie Inwood Caves 1936

Princess Naomie and her grandchildren in 1930’s photo taken by Reginald Bolton.

Author’s note: Published reports and records vary about the spelling of Kennedy’s first name. According to descendants her name was spelled Naomie.

Since moving to Inwood  I’d heard stories of an almost mythical figure known only as Princess Naomie, who, in the 1930’s, took up residence near the old tulip tree in Inwood Hill Park. Continue Reading →

215th Street Steps Have Finally Been Revamped

e749190a3f1b99ebf99f4fcb16210f32Two years after renovation work began on Inwood‘s historic 215th Street staircase or “The Stairs of Death,” or the “Italian Terrace” as it was called in 1911 —which connects Park Terrace East to Broadway over a 50-foot incline—the work has finished, and the refurbished stairs are set to make their public debut. Continue Reading →

Rep. Charles B. Rangel Town Hall In Upper Manhattan

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By Rep Charles Rangel

My 46th and final year in Congress got off to a busy start as we began to tackle some very important issues in the New Year. Continue Reading →

Holiday Fun At Mount Sinai Doctors Urgent Care Inwood

winter wonderland 1More than 160 students and parents from Good Shepard School, Public School 98 and PS 310 Marble Hill stopped by Mount Sinai Doctors Urgent Care Inwood in New York.

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Mushroom Walk with Paul Sadowski In Inwood

989dad50-3430-4bff-ab2f-451b789ee9f3Join Paul Sadowski at Payson Center for a short visual presentation showing Autumn mushrooms common to Inwood Hill Park. Continue Reading →

239th anniversary of the Battle Of Fort Washington

Commemoration of The Battle ofFort Washington

This year marks the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington, a key free event during the Revolutionary War. Be transported back in time and celebrate your local history. Continue Reading →

The Native American Red Hawk Dancers In Harlem

rerd hawk dancing in harlem1Harlem has a incredible native people history in Harlem from the Muscoota to the Weckquaesgeek Indians that covered the eastern sections of northern Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Senator Adriano Espaillat Propose One Year Stop On Liquor Licenses In Inwood

senator adriano espaillatToday, Thursday October 22nd, State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D-Manhattan/Bronx) will call on the New York State Liquor Authority to stop granting ‘on premise’ liquor licenses in Inwood for one year, and his intention to introduce legislation to that effect when session resumes. Continue Reading →

Heather Garden And Billings Estate Free Walking Tour In Inwood

gardenlisty-top-masterLearn firsthand why today’s NY Times featured the Heather Garden. Take a no cost walking tour of the Heather Garden and discover the recently restored area of the former Billings estate just North of Harlem. Continue Reading →

34th Precinct Cracks Down on Drivers Double-Parked

11953142_835871706533317_7217148006223654181_nWhen DOT installed new bike lanes on Sherman Avenue in Inwood (north of Harlem) a few weeks back, it didn’t take long before they were blocked by double-parked drivers. Continue Reading →