5. Bandit’s Roost

Jacob Riis MCNY Untapped Cities AFineLynePhoto by Jacob A. Riis, Museum of the City of New York Collection

Bandit’s Roost was an alley off Mulberry Street, near Riis’ office across from police headquarters. The casual posed nature of the people in the foreground likely suggests some form of complicity and familiarity between subjects and photographer – which is certainly possible given the proximity of the alley to the office.