Inwood is a neighborhood in New York City, Manhattan, on the northern tip of Manhattan Island , New York. It is bounded to the west by the Hudson River, to the north by the Spuyten Duyvil Creek and Marble Hill, to the east by the Harlem River and to the south by the Washington Heights.
Inwood is part of the Manhattan Community District 12 and the primary ZIP Code is 10034. It is patrolled by the 34th district of the New York City Police Department.
The most famous cultural attraction in the area is The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park. This branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is dedicated to medieval art and culture, and is housed in a medieval-style building, part of which was bought in Europe, brought to the United States, and reassembled. Whether the museum itself is actually located in Inwood depends on the definition of the neighborhood boundaries, but its tower dominates the skyline of the area and the muses.
Inwood Hill Park is a huge and forested city park on the river Hudson. It is known for its caves used by Lenape before the arrival of the Europeans and the last salt marsh in Manhattan.:34–35 Bird watchers come to the park to see waterbirds, birds of prey and a wide variety of migratory birds. The wooded section, consisting mostly of abandoned former summer estates, features the last natural forest on Manhattan Island.
Since the 1920s, the athletic fields of Columbia University (93,000 m2) have been in Inwood. Today they are known as the Baker Athletics Center, but local residents still use the traditional name Baker Stadium.
The Lt. William Tighe Triangle (RING) is Ft’s most northerly piece and is also known for being the Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden. Tryon Park sits on Riverside Boulevard, Broadway, Dyckman Road and Seaman Avenue intersection. It was built in 1984 and is Inwood ‘s oldest community garden. Another notable community garden in the northeast corner of Isham Park is Bruce’s Garden.
The main local route in Inwood is Broadway, which is currently co-designated US 9. Access to the region is via the Henry Hudson Parkway west, southeast via the Harlem River (end at Dyckman Street), the Harlem Riot Bridge from Trans-Manhattan Expressway through the Harlem River and the Cross Bronx Expressway (both I-95 and US 1).