Inwood and Washington Heights, New York City

Special Events

The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park (September)

Opening of the Malcolm X Memorial Museum at the Audubon Ballroom Complex (Spring 2001)


Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation

The Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden

Hudson Heights Owners Coalition


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 220th Street.

Major Sights

in geographical order

Historical Highlights

(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.