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Gothamist: It’s Time to Stop Thinking of Donal Logue as “That Guy”

From his MTV days as Jimmy the Cab Driver to his role as U.S. Marshal Lee Toric on Sons of Anarchy, Gothamist takes a look back at the career of "that guy," Donal Logue.

Movin’ On Up…to Carmansville

In last night's episode, Dr. Matthew Freeman and his wife Sara move from Five Points to Carmansville. But what and where was Carmansville?

Episode 1: Banished to Blackwell Island

In last night's episode, young Annie Reilly tells Detective Kevin Corcoran that she was threatened with being sent to Blackwell's Island. And she was right to be scared: Located in the East River, Blackwell's Island was where New York City had its penitentiary and workhouse.

GOTHAMIST: Fabulous Fashions Of 19th Century NYC Revisited In ‘Copper’

From our partners at Gothamist: While nailing 19th century conventions and language are critical to replicating life in 1860s New York City, the new BBC America crime drama "Copper" has another edge: Clothes painstakingly hand-tailored and sewn from only fabrics available at the time. Costume designer Delphine White led the design and production of "600 dresses, frock coats and union suits" for the show. But it's not all meticulous reproduction and corsets—find out what Mick Jagger and Robert Mapplethorpe have to do with the show's costumes.

GOTHAMIST: How New Yorkers Lived 150 Years Ago

From our partners at Gothamist: Ever wonder what this website would look like if it were written in the 1860s? Well, first of all, it'd probably only be a weekly, and when we complained about the cost of mass transit, we'd be talking pennies a ride!

GOTHAMIST: Shocking Crimes From 19th Century NYC That’ll Surprise You Today

From our partners at Gothamist: Arresting the mayor. A train station trunk discovered with naked woman inside. Duping the press into starting a panic on Wall Street. Scroll through for some of the craziest incidents of yesteryear.

GOTHAMIST: NYC’s Deadliest Riot Happened Nearly 150 Years Ago

From our partners at Gothamist: In the midst of the Civil War, Congress passed a law to draft men to fight in the conflict. While the wealthy could pay $300 to hire a substitute to fight instead, New York's Irish working class, many of them already worried about competition from black laborers, was left to face the prospect of going into the battle. And then tensions boiled over into what ultimately became New York City's deadliest clash.