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Gangs of New York and the Bloody Five Points - Joyce Gold History Tours of NY
Add to Calendar 05-05-2013 05-05-2013 15 Gangs of New York and the Bloody Five Points 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. Highlights include: • Five Points visitors — Davy Crockett, Charles Dickens, and Abraham Lincoln • A Five Points success story — Al Smith — Tammany 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 http://www.nymetroparents.com/2014neweventinfo.cfm?id=130414 Joyce Gold History Tours of NY true DD/MM/YYYY  

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Date: May 05, 2013
Hours: 1pm
Ages: All Ages
Price: $18 per person, $15 for seniors

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New York, NY

Phone: 212-242-5762
Website: www.joycegoldhistorytours.com

Description: 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. Highlights include: • Five Points visitors — Davy Crockett, Charles Dickens, and Abraham Lincoln • A Five Points success story — Al Smith — Tammany 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

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