Inwood

Manhattan, New York 10034

Inwood

Inwood Professional Review and Guide

"Much of Manhattan is set on a grid of right-angled intersections, with major thoroughfares following different paths (Broadway and St. Nicholas Avenue are the two longest exceptions, the Bowery a shorter one). But there are neighborhoods that vary greatly from this carefully planned design—those at Manhattan’s southernmost and northernmost tips, and, to a lesser extent, the West Village. Inwood is somewhat between extremes: It’s set on a grid, but one that’s at odds with the areas south of it. And besides that, it’s very near some of the hilliest parts of Manhattan.

There is a certain defiant, individualistic streak to be found in Inwood. Its personality is a mix of the rugged and refined, the artistic and the unpolished. It has an undeniable Latino flavor, a growing artsy-craftsy contingent, and a mix of other ethnicities. Native Americans played a significant role here, which is still present, if more subtle. Inwood has Fort Tryon Park and the over-the-top romanticism of The Cloisters, a re-created French castle filled with art and decorative pieces. Nature, commerce, art, religion, and much more mingle here in delightful fashion."

Inwood Reviews

Do you know something we don't know? Help others by leaving a review.

Inwood Photos

Help others discover amazing sights!

Trail Information

Manhattan
Nearby City
2.2
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level

Activity Feed

Jul 2018