The Rhodes Gang was an American street gang based in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. The group was one of several smaller Hell's Kitchen gangs affiliated with the Gopher Gang, all of whom were almost constantly fighting among each other, among these including The Gorillas and the Parlor Mob.  They were known, at times, to briefly put aside their differences when police attempted to interfere in gang fights  and authorities found the area impossible to control.  The mem
The "Hort Corn Girls" sold ears of hot corn on the streets of the Lower East Side in New York City. They were controlled by the Forty Thieves street gangs, and if a girl didn't sell enough corn, she was beaten and sometimes killed.
Louie the Lump was a member of the Five Points Gang in Five Points, Manhatten, New York during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Not known for much else other than his murders and continued rivalry with Kid Twist, leader of the Eastman Gang. He is most noted for his murder of Kid Twist that struck the final blow to break up the Eastman Gang; allowing the Five Points Gang full ruling of the Five Points before it eventually evolved into the American mafia.
CRIME BOSS: Paul Kelly (born Paolo Antonio Vaccarelli) was an Italian immigrant who founded the Five Points Gang in New York City after starting some brothels with prize monies earned in boxing. It was one of the last dominant street gangs in New York history; Kelly recruited young men who later became prominent criminals of the early 20th century. [Family photo]