Chinatown’s Mosco Street: A Last Remnant of the Five Points

by NEW YORK DIGITAL NEWS



Chinatown’s Mosco Street: A Last Remnant of the Five Points

Nestled within New York City’s sprawling Chinatown is a little, one block street named Mosco. It is the last remnant of Cross Street (later Park Street) which originally ran from Lafayette Street on the west to Mott Street on the east in the first half of the 19th century.

The telescoping of Cross Street into Park Street and finally, into Mosco Street would normally be considered a sad diminution of a once proud thoroughfare were it not for the little street that remains in its wake.

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