Posted July 11, 2018 at 5:00 am
When walking around New York City, you can take in a whole different world if you just stop texting, get off Instagram, remove your Beats headphones and, instead, look up and down to notice the smaller details of the city: gargoyles carved into buildings, plaques set into sidewalks, mosaics wedged into odd places. But what […]
Posted March 11, 2015 at 5:10 am
1860 — Shortly after a campaign stump at Cooper Union, presidential hopeful Abraham Lincoln took a Sunday stroll through the slums of the Five Points. He was there to visit a new Sunday school that opened and meet with the impoverished students and teachers. 1913 – Owners of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory settled a lawsuit stemming […]
Posted April 3, 2012 at 10:21 am
The oft-romanticized Five Points era of Gotham history is coming to the small screen later this summer, thanks to BBC America.
Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:34 am
The Beeb is knee-deep in a new period crime drama based on the oft-romanticized lore of 19th Century Gotham city.