1. Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half at MCNY

1-Jacob-Riis-MCNY-Untapped-Cities-AFineLyneBandit’s Roost, 59 1/2 Mulberry Street. Jacob A. Riis, c.1890 from Museum of the City of New York

Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half opened at the Museum of the City of New York in October. Riis, who was a newspaper reporter and social reformer, was known for reporting on the crisis in housing, poverty, crime and education in New York at the turn of the 20th century. This is the first major retrospective of his photographic work, and will include the Jacob A. Riis Papers from the Library of Congress. The exhibit will be on view through March 20, 2016.

Next, check out additional NYC urban art installations from October. Get in touch with the author AFineLyne.

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