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Five Points, Manhattan

Five Points (or The Five Points) was a notorious slum on Manhattan island, New York City, USA from about 1820 to about 1880, when slum clearance efforts succeeded in razing it and re-purposing the land. At its height, only certain areas of London's East End vied with it in sheer population density, disease, infant and child mortality, unemployment, violent crime and other classic ills of the destitute.

The neighborhood was featured in Martin Scorsese's 2002 film Gangs of New York.

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