A nostalgic look back at Inwood’s relationship with cinema. From film lots to movie palaces of yore. Lost Inwood videos to premiere on IAW Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube at 7pm, and will be available for viewing after. Lost Inwood is a collaboration between Don Rice and Cole Thompson
A brief history of Inwood, Manhattan from the end of the ice ages to the present. The story includes: end of the ice ages, the Lenape culture, New Amsterdam, early uptown settlers, an uptown burial ground for the enslaved, the American Revolution in Inwood, the establishment of the Hamilton Free School at Broadway near 189th Street, early “commuters” and their lavish homes atop Inwood Hill, late 19th century institutions for tuberculosis patients, drug addicts and fallen women, arrival of the subway and the neighborhood’s transformation from rural to urban, the Dyckman Oval sports stadium, immigration, and the hopes and concerns of the diverse population.