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Back Porch History with Nick Dembowski

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Nick Dembowski, Director of the Van Cortlandt House Museum, discusses "The History of a NYC Street Corner." Hear about the saga of the "Wading Place" at 230th Street and Broadway, where people once crossed from the mainland to Manhattan at low tide. This is one of the most significant yet under-recognized street corners in NYC history. 

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About Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

4881 Broadway Street

Inwood, NY

212-304-9422

  • Standard hours: Thursday-Saturday, 11am-4pm; Sunday, 11am-3pm
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Stroller parking: No
  • Stroller check: No
  • Bring food: No
  • Buy food: No
  • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): No
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
  • Family bathroom: Yes

  • The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is the last farmhouse in Manhattan, perched above Broadway at 204th Street. The Dutch Colonial style farmhouse was built on this site c. 1784. Opened as a museum in 1916, today it is nestled in a small garden and is an extraordinary reminder of early Manhattan and an important part of its diverse Inwood neighborhood.

    The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and is a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City. The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance (DFMA) was formed to help raise crucial funds to ensure the continued preservation of this amazing historic site.

    The mission of DFMA is to support the preservation of the historic site, to be a catalyst for engaging, adventuresome programming, and to be a good neighbor and a dynamic resource for the community.


  • Nearest public transportation stop: 207 Street Station; A, 1
  • Play area: No
  • Party room: No

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