I love my coffee. And since I am out-and-about all day, I love it when I find a good cup. I go up to Columbia University’s fields once a week for my kid’s soccer practice and was walking around the neighborhood when I found this cool little restaurant named Indian Road Cafe . They have the darkest, strongest, and tastiest cup  cup of coffee I have ever had in the city. It is located right next to this cool antiques store called  Scavengers in Inwood, on West 218th at the entrance of Inwood Hill Park.

The park is incredibly historic and is said to be the sight of new York City’s first real estate closing. It has views of the Henry Hudson Bridge and the Spuyten Duyvil Creek plus a lot of sports fields.

Inwood is far hike, unless you live there, but it’s right on the 1 line. It’s worth the trip.

Transcript Text from the Shorakkopoch Plaque.

According to legend, on this site of the principal Manhattan Indian village, Peter Minuit in 1626, purchased Manhattan Island for trinkets and beads then worth about 60 guilders.
This boulder also marks the spot where a tulip tree (Liriodendron Tulipifera) grew to a height of 165 feet and a girth of 20 feet. It was, until its death in 1938 at the age of 230 years, the last living link with the Reckgawawanc Indians who lived here.
Dedicated as part of New York City’s 300th anniversary celebration by the Peter Minuit Post 1247, American Legion January 1954.

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