The Daily Shortlist May 13

Life in Turn-of-the-Century NYC Was No Piece of Cake
Photo Credit: Jacob Riis

Location: Gramercy, NYC
Event: Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn-of-the Century New York
Show time: 6:30 PM
Venue: CUNY Graduate Center
Food: Kelley & Ping Gramercy
Drink: Rodeo Bar
Miscellaneous: City Bakery

Reformer, journalist, and pioneer photographer, Jacob Riis was all of this and more as he photographed and fought against the horrible conditions in turn-of-the-century NYC. Author Bonnie Yochelson (Berenice Abbott: Changing New York) and Professor of History Daniel Czitrom offer a fresh look at this NYC hero. For dinner, Kelley & Ping offers a taste of the food stalls from all over Asia including noodles, curries, and of course street food like pad Thai. The food is delish! Though honky-tonk doesn’t spell R-O-C-K, the Rodeo Bar offers both. With the bar itself being an old horse trailer and the bartender offering up 10 kinds of margarita’s, this place is white trash awesome! For some of the best bakery goods and hot chocolate in the city, indulge in City Bakery’s delectable morsels. Expect to pay for every delicious cent of em’ cause they ain’t cheap, but they’re worth it!

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