Inwood and Washington Heights
Inwood and Washington Heights are located on the northern tip of
Manhattan; Washington Heights extends from 145th Street to 200th
Street (Dyckman St), Inwood extends from 200th St (Dyckman St) to
Major Sights in geographical order
(source: The Encyclopedia of New York City)
- 1626: The Indians may have sold Manhattan Island to Peter Minuit in Inwood Hill Park.
- 1748: Dyckman Farmhouse was built by William Dyckman; burned down by the British, the house was rebuilt in 1783. Today, it is the last Dutch farmhouse in Manhattan.
- 1965: Malcolm X was assassinated while addressing a rally at the Audubon Ballroom.
- 1990: The Dominican Community in this area was the largest in the US.
- 1992: Guillermo Linares was the first Dominican elected to public office in the US as Inwood's City Council Member.
- Today: Inwood Hill Park (196 acres) contains the last remnant of primeval forest in Manhattan.