Mulberry Bend was one of the worst parts of the Five Points, with multiple back alleyways such as Bandit's Roost, Bottle Alley and Ragpickers Row. In 1897, due in part to the efforts of Danish photojournalist Jacob Riis, Mulberry Bend was demolished and turned into Mulberry Bend Park. The urban green space was designed by Calvert Vaux. In 1911 it was renamed Columbus Park.Mulberry Bend was an area surrounding a curve on Mulberry Street, in the notorious Five Points neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It is located in what is now Chinatown in Manhattan.