the Narrows

The Narrows is the most notorious neighborhood in all of Gotham City, perhaps on the entire East Coast. In the 19th Century the Narrows was a lower class neighborhood of tenement homes and slum lords occupied by Irish and Eastern European immigrants. It became famous of the near constant gang wars between the various ethnic gangs who policed the neighborhood when the GCPD wouldn’t. There has never been a serious effort to rehabilitate the Narrows and the buildings there are barely legal for occupancy; corrupt city inspectors make little effort to correct the unsafe conditions that plague the neighborhood. The construction of Arkham Asylum ensured that the Narrows would always be a ignored neighborhood.
Narrows Locations of Note
Gotham City Waste Water Treatment Facility
Images of Narrows
Junkies pasted out on the sidewalks.
Crack vials crunching under your feet as you walk down the street.
Stench of the sewage plant almost everywhere.
Hard eyed, desperate women working the street corners.   
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the Narrows

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