According to the little information out there on Billy the Kid, today would have been his 150th birthday. Did you know the Wild West outlaw may have hailed from 70 Allen Street on the Lower East Side? Depending on who you believe, he was either born "William Henry McCarty" or "William H. Bonney," and either left the LES at age 16, after murdering a man in a street fight, or moved with his family at age 3. Inside the Apple delves into the history of 70 Allen Street, noting that it housed a dyer, but could have also housed residents; "anything would have been possible in the burgeoning Irish neighborhood."
One-Time LES Resident Billy the Kid Turns 150
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