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Five Points
At the intersection of today's Mosco, Worth and Baxter streets, and named for the intersection of the five streets that converged at the south end of what is now Columbus Park. Site of the city's first tenements, it was built to accommodate the massive immigration of Germans and Irish. Made famous by the Martin Scorcese film ""Gangs of New York.""

What's Nearby

Bangkok Center Grocery - 104 Mosco Street (the short street toward the south end of Columbus Park, running between Mulberry and Mott Streets). Bangkok Center Grocery is a bright, clean and super-friendly market for everything you need to make delicious Thai cuisine.

Landmark history thanks to: Museum of Chinese in the Americas