Today, Inwood remains characterized by early-20th-century apartment residences built in relation to the preserved landscape of its public parks to the west and south. An industrial area, serving the transportation, sanitation, and utility infrastructure of New York City, occupies a large portion of its eastern edge. Four historic bridges span the rivers along the surrounding waterfront. And, although resident populations have often changed in Inwood, from migrating Native Americans to the immigrant populations of the 20th and 21st centuries, the built environment has changed little since the period of rapid development after the turn of the 20th century, yielding surprisingly rich architectural discoveries.
Inwood was a Six to Celebrate neighborhood in 2011
Park Terrace West – West 217th Street Historic District – Designated December 11, 2018
Northern tip of Manhattan
Park Terrace West – West 217th Street Historic District
STATUS: Designated Historic District