From Weekquaeskeek To “Point Of Rocks,” St. Nicholas Avenue’s Amazing History

Untappedcities.com reports that St. Nicholas Avenue that extends north-south from 111th Street to 193rd Street,  St. Nicholas Avenue is, of course, named after that Saint Nicholas, 4th century saint.

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The Legendary Princess Naomie At The Inwood Caves 1936


Author’s note: Published reports and records vary about the spelling of Kennedy’s first name. According to descendants her name was spelled Naomie.

Since moving to Inwood  I’d heard stories of an almost mythical figure known only as Princess Naomie, who, in the 1930’s, took up residence near the old tulip tree in Inwood Hill Park. Continue Reading →

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