1860s the intersection of Centre and Park Row. This area was the nexus of political and publishing. On the left (out of view) would be Tammany Hall, until 1868, headquarters for the Democratic political party machine. The spire seen is that of St. Andrews Church and rises above the Tyron Row Buildings, topped by a sign that says "Printer". North of St. Andrews would be 5 Points. ephemeral
Like Kelly’s Five Points Gang, Eastman’s gang worked to enforce Tammany Hall dictates--but neither gang could avoid antagonizing the other. Description from thevintagereader.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
The intersection at Centre Street and Park Row in 1890. “The horsecar of the Fourth and Madison Avenue line is on its way uptown to Harlem, having just come from Park Row,” states the caption. “Begun in 1832, it was the first streetcar railway in the world.” At right are the offices of a popular German-language newspaper called New Yorker Staats-Zeitung
Although he held numerous important public offices and was one of a handful of senior leaders of Tammany Hall, as well as the state legislature and the state Democratic Party, Tweed was never the "boss" of New York City. He shared control of the city with numerous less famous people.