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The year is 1891 and murder, prostitution, and corruption run rampant in New York City. Gay clubs operate underground, and children beg for money on every corner of Manhattan.
Bleecker Street is a popular street in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is most famous today as a Greenwich Village nightclub district. In 1890s, Bleecker Street was home to the 'SLIDE', a notorious nightclub frequented by gay men. The street connects a neighborhood today popular for music venues and comedy, but which was once a major center for American bohemia. The street is named after the family name of Anthony Lispenard Bleecker, a banker, the father of Anthony Bleecker, a 19th-century writer, through whose family farm the street ran.
American actor, Robert De Niro grew up on Bleecker Street. Bleecker Street has been mentioned in numerous books, music, and films.
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