THE HISTORY BEHIND THE NAME
In the mid- to late-1800s, many of New York’s poorest areas were riven by violent gang warfare.
In the lower Manhattan area was the poorest and most squalid area of all, The Five Points. This was a slum of disease, depravity and destitution.
And it was here that the most famous – or notorious – gangs of all ruled the streets.
“MEASURE OF ATTITUDE”