Five Points of Manhattan during the 19th century.  Now Chinatown, this area was previously a notorious slum.

Five Points, New York I just went on a promotional tour of this area which is now where all the court houses and government buildings are in Lower New York. Imagine living there!

How Five Points Became New York's Most Notorious Neighborhood: The Five Points depicted circa 1829

How the Five Points Became New York's Most Notorious Neighborhood

How Five Points Became New York's Most Notorious Neighborhood: The Five Points depicted circa 1829

City Traveler Blog | Where the Wild Things Are: Little Five Points, Atlanta

Vortex Restaurant in Little Five Points - Biker Bar with the world's greatest fried zuchini

If you saw Gangs of New York, you're familiar with the 19c Five Points slum district in NYC. Here it is in 1896 -- click the photo for Then/now views.

Mulberry Bend in 1896 - Jacob Riis photo - Bayard Street in the north; Cross Street (changed to Park in in the south; Orange Street (changed to Baxter in on the west; and Mulberry Street on the east.

Five Points, 1852, New York

Business Establishment in the Five Points District of New York, 1852 (Think Gangs of New York)

Eat at The Vortex. One of Atlanta's most famous restaurants found in the quirky neighborhood of Little Five Points.

A cool bar in the oddest little neighborhood I've ever visited. The Vortex Bar and Grill in Little Five Points, Georgia

Around 1888, men gather in an alley called Bandits Roost in Manhattans Five Points neighborhood, the setting of the movie Gangs of New York. This and other Jacob Riis photographs inspired the city to raze the notorious Mulberry Bend block—and Bandits Roost with it.

Around men gather in an alley called Bandits Roost in Manhattans Five Points neighborhood, the setting of the movie Gangs of New York. This and other Jacob Riis photographs inspired the city to raze the notorious Mulberry Bend block.

The Five Points in 1859 : crossing of Baxter (late Orange) Park (late Cross) and Worth (late Anthony) Streets; The Five Points in 1859 : view taken from the corner of Worth and Little Water St. New York City, 1860.

The Five Points in 1859 : crossing of Baxter (late Orange) Park (late Cross) and Worth (late Anthony) Streets; The Five Points in 1859 : view taken from the corner of Worth and Little Water St. New York City,

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