·Five Points project
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Before the Points; historical maps and scenes
Incredible photos from 1800s Manhattan show the REAL Gangs of New York - who robbed, murdered and waged wars in the city slums
We finally get a view from the back of the Mission! "Children at the Five Points Mission, an orphanage to help the countless parentless children" Credit: New York Public Library/News Dog Media No date given, and so not sure of which version of the building we're seeing (original building, the final building, 63 Park replacement and other extensions, etc.), and if those are the Baxter St. buildings in the background, or maybe the later Mission extensions)
Five Points: New York's Irish Working Class in the 1850s
Five Points: New York's Irish Working Class in the 1850s New York’s Five Points, the most notorious urban slum of the antebellum period, is seen through the conflicting perspectives of a native-born Protestant reformer and an immigrant Irish-Catholic family. Members of the Mulvahill family describe daily life in a complicated neighborhood, contradicting nineteenth-century stereotypes about the immigrant poor.
Map of New York city (1775)
New York was still a town when this map was published in 1775, and it was already a thriving centre of business. The Great Fire of 1776 destroyed most of the buildings and businesses between Broadway and the Hudson River. Gift of the Bain family, 2008 Title: A Plan of the City of New-York & its Environs to Greenwich on the North or Hudson's River and to Crown Point, on the East or Sound River, Shewing the Several Streets, Publick Buildings, Docks, Fort and Battery, with the True Form and ...
Being right behind the huge Criminal Court complex (including the newest “Tombs” prison holding facility), modern day Baxter Street is lined with bail bonds offices. (With the bail industry being fairly corrupt in practice, you could say the street is as much a place of misery and ruined lives as it was back in the days Riis and others took their old Five Points photos).
Chinatown’s “Bloody Angle” – A Trip Down Doyers Street
Chinatown’s “Bloody Angle” – A Trip Down Doyers Street | Scouting NY. "This picture, courtesy of the Library of Congress, shows Doyers Street in 1909. In that year, according to the NY Times, “the most bloody tong war in Chinatown history begins when the Hip Sings kill an On Leong comedian for being disrespectful.”"
FINALLY got this thing! (48-50 Mulberry rear "back porch"; rare in NYC). Obviously new steelwork, from 2000's renovation (replacing c1900 iron, and original wood from 1880's construction). To the left has steps up to standard window fire escape, and abuts another fire escape on the right.