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Historic New York: Foundations of Inwood

Saturday, February 11, 2017

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.

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Inwood Hill Park is a living piece of old New York. Join the Urban Park Rangers and discover the wonderful history behind Inwood Hill Park.

Inwood Hill Park contains the last natural forest and salt marsh in Manhattan. It is unclear how the park received its present name. Before becoming parkland in 1916, it was known during the Colonial and post-Revolutionary War period as Cock or Cox Hill. The name could be a variant of the Native American name for the area, Shorakapok, meaning either “the wading place,” “the edge of the river,” or “the place between the ridges."

Location

Payson Center in Inwood Hill Park Accessible
Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street
Manhattan
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number

(212) 628-2345

Categories

Education, Nature, History

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