Five Points

Walking Through the Catacombs of St. Patrick’s in Little Italy [PHOTOS]

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 […]

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Today in LES History: Lincoln in the Five Points, Triangle Shirtwaist Settlements

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 […]

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‘Bowery Boys’ Graphic Novel Depicts 1850s LES

Posted July 5, 2013 at 6:29 am

If you’re looking to see the Five Points in comic book form, look no further.

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Five Points: A History of the Bloody Ould’ Sixth

Posted September 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

Approaching its fifth week on television, Copper continues to explore the landscape of Five Points-era New York City.

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Recap: BBC America Premieres “Copper” at MoMA

Posted August 16, 2012 at 10:24 am

While the storm raged, BBC America threw itself a premiere party for their highly-anticipated original series, Copper.

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Five Points Era Drama “Copper” Premieres in August

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.

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New BBC Series “Copper” Focuses on Five Points Era of New York

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.

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