Doyers Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown has a violent history. Being one of the only streets in Manhattan where you cannot see the other end whilst walking through, it’s bendy nature was the perfect spot for ambushes and violence.
The violence on Doyers Street between rival gangs became so bad in the early 20th century that it earned the moniker “The Bloody Angle”.
This vintage black and white photograph, snapped 100 years ago by some brave soul, shows a group congregating near the “Bloody Angle”.
For reference, here is what Doyers Street looks like today from the same vantage point.