The seediest, grittiest part of Gotham. It is highly dangerous and dilapidated and has become even more so in wake of the disaster. Gothamites view The Narrows as the city's slums. The area is located on an island in the middle of Gotham River between Midtown and Downtown, connected to Gotham by three drawbridges and a tunnel. Arkham Asylum is located in this area, at the East end of the Narrows. After the earthquake, it was the site of an attempted evacuation, in hopes of protecting the sane inhabitants from the mass breakout at Arkham.