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Coordinates: 40°42′52″N 73°59′53″W / 40.714354°N 73.998102°W / 40.714354; -73.998102

Doyers Street corner facing south east towards Doyers 5, former Chinatown Operahouse

Doyers Street in Chinatown, New York is called The Bloody Angle for its violent history. Doyers is a street with a sharp corner (hence the name) and departs from Bowery just below Canal Street. The street witnessed a remarkable number of shootings among the Tong Gangs of Chinatown between 1870 and 1930. The street was ideal for street battles not just because of its angle but also because of the tunnels that connected the buildings.


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