Five Points Tour

The Five Points. New York has never known a more wretched hive of scum and villainy…which makes it the perfect place for W. M. Blackwood, rakish libertine and infamous purveyor of macabre stories and true crime. They will tell you tales of ghosts and hauntings spawned from the bloody and violent history of this notorious area of the city, including stories of P. T. Barnum’s museum of curiosities which was doomed to burn down (twice), a hungry, chinless ghost in a basement, the inspiration for Edgar Allan Poe’s The Oblong Box, & Lenape spirits heard in subway tunnels. Power-hungry political bosses, street toughs, gangsters, even the headless ghost of a great actor—all await you on your visit with W. M. Blackwood to Manhattan’s infamous Five Points!

New York City. They say if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. And to make it in the Five Points, you had to be tough as nails. W. M. Blackwood will regale you with tale of those who refuse to stay down, even in death.

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