In His Third Attempt, Adriano Espaillat Claims a Congressional Victory

thrid time a charmState Senator Adriano Espaillat claimed victory tonight in the bitter primary race to succeed Congressman Charles Rangel—a victory that, if it holds, will put him in line to become the first Dominican-American elected to Congress. Continue Reading →

Uptown Summer 2016 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert Series

inwood classic music festivalNow in its 12th year, NY Scandia Symphony has served Washington Heights and Inwood with free outdoor music programs in Fort Tryon Park.  Continue Reading →

Woman Found Dead On Edge Of Harlem River In Inwood

crime-tape-in-harlemNYPD are investigating the death of a 40-year-old woman whose body was found on the edge of the Harlem River in Inwood Saturday morning, officials said. Continue Reading →

Behind The Lens: Fort Tryon Park In Inwood

inwood photosMichael Palma, travel and urban photographer, will teach lighting techniques, fill flash methods, and composition, using the scenic landmark Fort Tryon Park and its many vistas. Bring your camera. Continue Reading →

Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day In Inwood

inwood music and tourInteract with actual wild animals like skunks, porcupines, hawks, owls, and tortoises. The Urban Park Rangers will inform you about the best places to see wildlife in New York City and how to safely interact with them. Continue Reading →

Cops In Hospital After Crash With Suspects In Harlem

nypd accident in harlemTwo NYPD officers were taken the hospital after their police cruiser was involved in a crash with a car carrying robbery suspects in Harlem Friday afternoon. Continue Reading →

Join The Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day In Inwood Hill Park

126d355a-b3c0-4acb-b524-fd1a5d70c6fcHere’s your chance to interact with actual wild animals like skunks, porcupines, hawks, owls, and tortoises. Learn from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts. Continue Reading →

19-Story Building Development In Washington Heights

4566-broadway-777x402In January, NY YIMBY brought you the first look at a 23-story residential project planned for 4650 Broadway, on the border between Washington Heights and Inwood. Continue Reading →

City Council Members Take The Checks — But Not The Pen

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934NY Post reports that members of the City Council may be capable of shame after all. At least that’s one conclusion you could draw from the tale of the souvenir no one wanted. Continue Reading →

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 →