Inwood is the northernmost district on the island of Manhattan, bordered by the Harlem River to the north and east, and the Hudson River to the west. According to legend, it was in Inwood Hill Park that Peter Minuit, director general of the Dutch colony of New Netherland, bought the island of Manhattan from the Lenape Indians in 1626. With 40,000 people across one and a half square miles, Inwood is a low- density neighbourhood. In 1970, a third of its population was Irish. Today, it is 73% Hispanic, mostly Dominican. district area, locality / according to as stated by... / Dutch from Holland / New Netherland New Holland, Dutch colony / square mile = 2.56 km² / neighbourhood area (in a town, city).