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Inwood (Hempstead, New York)

Inwood (Hempstead, New York)
Beginnings: Cheek-by-jowl today with Kennedy International Airport, Inwood once was virgin forest rimmed by extensive marshes reaching west into Jamaica Bay. Tradition says Indians often gathered there because it was a cornucopia of oysters, clams and mussels, for making happy palates and wampum. The 1800s brought a few farming and fishing families descended from early Hempstead Town settlers, with names such as Cornell, Sprague, Doughty, Johnson, Rhinehart and Smith.
Photo: Mark Mielke at the final round of the Met PGA Championship at Inwood Country Club. Inwood, NY. Wednesday September 15, 2004 (Photo by Daniel Avila)
Beginnings: Cheek-by-jowl today with Kennedy International Airport, Inwood once was virgin forest rimmed by extensive marshes reaching west into Jamaica Bay. Tradition says Indians often gathered there because it was a cornucopia of oysters, clams and mussels, for making happy palates and wampum. The 1800s brought a few farming and fishing families descended from early Hempstead Town settlers, with names such as Cornell, Sprague, Doughty, Johnson, Rhinehart and Smith.
Photo: Mark Mielke at the final round of the Met PGA Championship at Inwood Country Club. Inwood, NY. Wednesday September 15, 2004 (Photo by Daniel Avila)
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    Biker thugs would think twice in Pennsylvania
    There are two certainties Pennsylvanians should keep in mind as the sensational story of motorcycle group violence in New York City continues to unfold.
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    Thousands Take Part In NYCís 27th Annual Dominican Day Parade
    The 27th Annual Dominican Day Parade ended early Sunday afternoon, with Dominicans from all over grooving down the streets of New York to the sounds of merengue and bachata. The parade commenced at 35th Street and 6th Avenue, and ended at 62nd Street and...

    Inwood Playground Under Fire From Ball Field

    Inwood Playground Under Fire From Ball Field
    One new popular Inwood playground is being bombarded on a daily basis by foul balls from the ball field next door. The Indian Playground, inside Inwood Hill Park, is an accident waiting to happen, some parents believe. They fear their children could get...

    Senior Citizen Fined $100 For "Household Trash"

    Senior Citizen Fined $100 For "Household Trash"
    In fifty years of living in Manhattan, 80-year-old Delia Gluckin has never been fined for throwing anything into a city trash can -- until last Sunday. Gluckin, of Inwood, left her house in a hurry to meet a friend downtown and took her morning paper...

    Rikers Correctional Officer, Employee and Inmate Planned to Rob Drug Dealers' Stash: Report

    Rikers Correctional Officer, Employee and Inmate Planned to Rob Drug Dealers' Stash: Report
    A Rikers Island correctional officer, employee and inmate are charged with conspiracy to rob a drug dealer, according to a month-long investigation. The Drug Enforcement Task Force announced Thursday that a special task force named the REDRUM unit seized...