Gangs of New York and the Bloody Five Points at Joyce Gold History Tours of NY

05/05/13 1pm Various locations Map
212-242-5762 Ages: All Ages $18 per person, $15 for seniors

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Just east of today's City Hall and Municipal Building, this was once was a foul-smelling, disease-ridden district. Brought to life in the movie Gangs of New York, it was a place of violence, gang wars, poverty, and corruption. The district evokes such places of notoriety as Paradise Square, Cow Bay, Bottle Alley, and such gangs as the Roach Guards, Plug Uglies, Shirt Tails, Dead Rabbits. Highlights include: • Five Points visitors — Davy Crockett, Charles Dickens, and Abraham Lincoln • A Five Points success story — Al Smith — Tammany protege, state governor, presidential candidate • The oldest Jewish graveyard in North America • The Roman Catholic church with Anglican, Cuban, Irish, Italian, Chinese, and Buddhist history