Baxter St. and Worth St.
@ Columbus Park
New York City

Five Points

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Named for the intersection where Columbus Park, Baxter Street, and Worth Street meet and was the home of the City's first street gangs. Two of these gangs were entirely Irish - and set the scene for the move "Gangs of New York". Located in the Sixth Ward, gangs such as the Roach Guards, Dead Rabbits, and Bowery Boys, occupied the area along with prostitutes, the desperately poor, the sick, and African Americans. Despite the tensions between the Irish and African Americans, the Five Points is noted to be the first example of conscious racial cohabitation. Legend has it that in the Old Brewery, tenement housing located in the Five Points, there was a murder every night for 15 years.

The historic research contained in this Open Green Map is from the book: "Six Heritage Tours of the Lower East Side" by Ruth Limmer, in collaboration with NYC's Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

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