August 24, 2020 ganyc

GANGS OF NEW YORK AND THE BLOODY FIVE POINTS

Just east of today’s City Hall and Municipal Building, this was once 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 Hall protégé, state governor, presidential candidate
  • The oldest Jewish graveyard in North America
  • The Roman Catholic church with Anglican, Cuban, Irish, Italian, Chinese, and Buddhist history

TOUR COMPANY: Joyce Gold History Tours of New York

TOUR TYPE: private,

Meets On: by_appointment_only,

Tour Duration: 2 hours

Tour Distance: about ¾ miles

Tour Includes: In depth history told in a lively manner

Language(s) Spoken: english,

Max # of Guests: 6

For more info or to book your tour: CLICK HERE

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TOUR COMPANY: Joyce Gold History Tours of New York

TOUR TYPE: private,

Meets On: by_appointment_only,

Tour Duration: 2 hours

Tour Distance: about ¾ miles

Tour Includes: In depth history told in a lively manner

Language(s) Spoken: english,

Max # of Guests: 6

For more info or to book your tour: CLICK HERE