The lower Manhattan neighborhood of "Five Points" was once the most notorious slum in the United States. It got its name from the convergence of three streets, and it got its reputation from its gangs, unfair politics and its hard drinking inhabitants. Robert talks with Tyler Anbinder, who just wrote a new history of the neighborhood. It's called Five Points: The Nineteenth Century New York Neighborhood That Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections and Became The World's Most Notorious Slum. (7:30)
Five Points is published by the Free Press, ISBN: 0684859955.