Introduction to Inwood, New York
The area was settled by Jamaica Bay fishermen in 1817, and was known as "North West Point". Follwing the American Civil War, it was called "Westville". The Inwood end of Lord Avenue was constructed at the same time as a neighboring community's development. The area's first post office was established on February 25, 1889 and during the same year, the town was renamed "Inwood". The community is home to a number of Italians and Albanians. Inwood is currently one of the Five Towns within the Town of Hempstead.
Inwood and Nearby Attractions
- Louis Armstrong House
- Rock Hall Museum
- Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- George Washington Bridge
- Gateway National Recreation Area
Things To Do In Inwood
Rock Hall Museum, which is housed in a pre-Revolutionary War home, showcases artifacts found in the area during excavations in the 18th and 19th century. The Louis Armstrong House, and Wyckoff House are places of historic interest within 10 miles of Inwood. The 26,000-acre Gateway National Recreation Area is a popular place to visit as well. Other attractions include the George Washington Bridge, Prospect Park Zoo, Staten Island Botanical Garden, Belmont Park race track, and Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium.
Air transportation is available from the John F Kennedy International Airport.
Inwood Higher Education
Adelphi University, CUNY Queensborough Community College, Nassau Community College, and Hofstra University are some of the colleges near Inwood.