Inwood Hill Park; then & now

Shorakkopoch Rock, marking the site where Peter Minuit “bought” Manhattan.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA from Wiki “Legend has it that under a tulip tree in the park Peter Minuit, Director General of New Netherland, ‘purchased’ Manhattan from the a band of Native Americans in 1626 for the Dutch West India Company; the purchase price being a shipment of goods worth 60 guilders. The tree, the largest tulip on the island, survived for centuries until it was felled by a storm in 1933. Until the 1950s the base of the tree under which this transaction allegedly took place was still to be seen, surrounded by a large iron fence, but as it rotted it was finally removed and a boulder (Shorakkopoch Rock) and plaque replaced it.”

Tulip_Tree_on_the_shore_of_Spuyten_Duyvil_Creek_(1913)dyckman cottage                      Tulip tree and Dyckman Inst. cottage from 1913

tulip tree stump                                       Tulip tree stump after the hurricane

WPA workers installing paved and lined paths in 1938



                       The Spuyten Duyvil creek boat basin c.1930

creek c30                                                                 The current boat house



About Denise P. Puchol

Always carrying a pocket camera to photograph random spots throughout the five boroughs of New York City and to share a little of the history.
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