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Map Division in the Media

Fall 2008 has been a busy season for the Map Division staff — check out our media coverage! In "Mapping the World," a part of NYPL’s Treasures of The New York Public Library video series, Matt Knutzen and Alice Hudson present a seven minute overview of the Map Division's paper and computer maps.

And on November 12, the Map Division was featured in the Life section of USA Today: 

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Five Points

Five Points was a neighborhood area in Lower Manhattan, northeast of City Hall, at the intersection where Baxter [formerly Orange], Worth [formerly Anthony], Park Street [formerly Cross] came together to form a five point intersection. The area was made famous in the book, The Gangs of New York, by Herbert Asbury, 1928, and the screenplay to the 2002 movie. Matthew Dripps’ 1852 map, pl. 2, has the original street names, and notes the presence of the 

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