Sept. 10 SATURDAY 1 to 3 PM
GANGS OF NEW YORK AND THE BLOODY FIVE POINTS
MEET: The Bowery & Bayard St. (1 block south of Canal St.) northwest corner at Bank of America.
The infamous 19th century immigrant neighborhood of poverty, violence, and gangs. 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.
• Five Points visitors — Davy Crockett, Charles
Dickens, and Abraham Lincoln
• A Five Points success story
—Tammany Hall's Al Smith
• 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