BANDITS’ ROOST, NYC | AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET
Jacob Riis was born the third of fifteen children on May 3rd, 1849 in Denmark. He was a carpenter by trade when he headed to the United States in 1870. Like a lot of immigrant folks, he was unable to find work when he landed on New York's hard-scrabble streets, and sought shelter wherever he…
Gangs of New York (2002) - IMDb
Directed by Martin Scorsese. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent. In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.
Gangs of New York
Around 1888, men gather in an alley called Bandits Roost in Manhattans Five Points neighborhood, the setting of the movie Gangs of New York. This and other Jacob Riis photographs inspired the city to raze the notorious Mulberry Bend block—and Bandits Roost with it.
Exploring the Gangs of Late 1800s NYC; Building Stats Rise
THE PASTEarly New York City was an iniquitous, lawless place. From 1840 to 1910, life on the streets was largely governed by gangs with names one might, these days, expect to find attached to a...
History of The Cellars of The Five Points
This is historical reference material pertaining to the history of Cellars in the location known as the Five Points. The material comes from the public domain Ebook "Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James McCabe. If you enjoy the material below you are more then welcome to download the complete Ebook for FREE…
Louie the Lump was a member of the Five Points Gang in Five Points, Manhatten, New York during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Not known for much else other than his murders and continued rivalry with Kid Twist, leader of the Eastman Gang. He is most noted for his murder of Kid Twist that struck the final blow to break up the Eastman Gang; allowing the Five Points Gang full ruling of the Five Points before it eventually evolved into the American mafia.
CRIME BOSS: Paul Kelly (born Paolo Antonio Vaccarelli) was an Italian immigrant who founded the Five Points Gang in New York City after starting some brothels with prize monies earned in boxing. It was one of the last dominant street gangs in New York history; Kelly recruited young men who later became prominent criminals of the early 20th century. [Family photo]