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Chronicles: The Legend of Five Points

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“Let us go on again, and … plunge into the Five Points….We have seen no beggars in the streets by night or day, but of other kinds of strollers plenty. Poverty, wretchedness, and vice are rife enough where we are going now.” – Charles Dickens, American Notes  Never has a slum been so notorious as that of Five Points. So ... Read More »

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