The East End of Gotham City is said to be polluted with taverns, strip clubs, prostitutes, and crime. Slums bordered the historic Old Gotham, a portion of the city saved from damaged during the earthquake that devastated the city. The Amicus Avenue Projects were in this area; Alleytown, a network of cobblestone streets, formed a small borough between the East End and Old Gotham. Built over two hundred years ago as a way to house a large population of immigrants and keep them out of sight, it became the home of their descendants. Just off McKinley Street, Crime Alley was the nickname for Park Row. Crime Alley included a nine—hundred-unit housing project called the Skirley Apartments but better known to locals as the “Scurvy City”. Hell’s Crucible was on the lower east side not far from Crime Alley. The district is connected to the Bristol district of Gotham County via the Robert Kane Memorial Bridge which stretches over the Gotham River to the north of the island.
Crime Alley- A small side street, located in the East End, formally "Park Row." It is a dangerous, crime-infested area.