Five Points (or The Five Points) was a 19th-century neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The neighborhood was generally defined as being bound.
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Learn about the factors that contributed to the Five Points becoming the most notorious neighborhood in s New York City.
Explore the history behind New York's now-vanished Paradise Square; This modified aerial view of the Five Points shows the area around.
The name Five Points derived from the five corners at this intersection. According to New York legend, The Old Brewery, an overcrowded tenement housing.
Let us “plunge into the Five Points,” wrote Charles Dickens in American Notes, after his disagreeable trip to New York, when he toured.
As they arrived in New York poor and destitute, many ended up in the Five Points . As many as a thousand may have lived in “The Old Brewery”.