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The hamlet of Inwood is located in Nassau County, New York on the South Shore of Long Island. Hewlett spans approximately 2.1 square miles and is the home to just under ten thousand New Yorkers as of the 2010 Unites States Census. Inwood is included as one of the Five Towns in the southwestern corner of Nassau County along with the villages of Lawrence, Cedarhurst, and the hamlets of Woodmere, and Hewlett. Public transit is available to the inwood community through the Long Island Railway. In combination with MTA New York City Transit, the commute to Manhattan takes approximately one hour and forty minutes. The same trip takes approximately one hour travelling Grand Central Parkway, I-495, or I-678. Lawrence Public Schools serves the students of Inwood in kindergarten through eighth grade education. The district also includes the communities of Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Atlantic Beach, as well as sections of North Woodmere and Woodmere. Lawrence Public Schools is comprised of Number Four School, Number Two School, Number Five School, Lawrence Middle School, and Lawrence High School. Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island was founded in 1995 and currently educates approximately 400 students from the Five Towns and Far Rockaway communities from nursery through the eighth grade. The Peninsula Public library sits on the southeastern corner of Inwood, sharing a border with Lawrence. The library was originally chartered by the State of New York as a school district library in 1951. It provides a diverse catalog of materials in all formats as well as library programs for children, teens, and adults. Inwood Country Club is a private club first established in 1901 with a nine-hole course, making it one of the oldest golf courses on Long Island. The course has been expanded twice, adding an additional nine holes in 1906 and the entire course redesigned by renowned architect Herbert Strong. Inwood Country Club also offers ten Har-Tru tennis courts, a state-of-the-heart health club, and the Beach Club on Atlantic Beach. The club held the 1921 PGA championship as well as the 1923 U.S. Open. The club faces Head of Bay, which wraps around Inwood into Negro Bar Channel and Motts Basin. Inwood Park provides a boat launching pad into Mott's Basin. These waterways surround the grass hassock of Inwood, a popular location for recreational fishing. It is open to the public but does require a current fishing license, regulated by New York Fish & Wildlife. You can expect to catch catfish, perch, rainbow trout, largemouth bass, and carp primarily.

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