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Drastic inequality is by no means new in New York. Jacob A. Riis was called a muckraker after he chose to spotlight the city’s poverty at the turn of the 20th century by photographing it. Here: Sweatshop in Hester Street, 1889-1890. (Photo by Jacob A. Riis/Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Roger William Riis)

Drastic inequality is by no means new in New York. Jacob A. Riis was called a muckraker after he chose to spotlight the city’s poverty at the turn of the 20th century by photographing it. Here: Sweatshop in Hester Street, 1889-1890. (Photo by Jacob A. Riis/Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Roger William Riis)
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16 Nov 2015 08:12:00
Soccer is played on a television mounted in a workshop in the Willets Point area of Queens in New York October 27, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

Soccer is played on a television mounted in a workshop in the Willets Point area of Queens in New York October 27, 2015. Willets Point, also known as the Iron Triangle, is an industrial precinct that sits in the shadow of Citi Field, home of the New York Mets baseball team. Many businesses within Willets Point employ a largely immigrant workforce. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
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04 Nov 2015 08:00:00
Jason Bregartner and his son Jason Jr., 2, sit in costume with J.D. Mirable at a bustop during the NYC Zombie Crawl in New York, October 18, 2015. (Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

Jason Bregartner and his son Jason Jr., 2, sit in costume with J.D. Mirable at a bustop during the NYC Zombie Crawl in New York, October 18, 2015. (Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)
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22 Oct 2015 08:03:00
Women dance in costume during the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York September 7, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

Women dance in costume during the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York September 7, 2015. The parade, which takes place annually, celebrates Caribbean culture and history. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
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08 Sep 2015 11:56:00
A model who poses for tips wearing body paint and underwear poses for a portrait in Times Square in New York, August 19, 2015. She declined to give her name. New York officials including Governor Andrew Cuomo are considering measures to curtail the activity, according to local media. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

A model who poses for tips wearing body paint and underwear poses for a portrait in Times Square in New York, August 19, 2015. She declined to give her name. New York officials including Governor Andrew Cuomo are considering measures to curtail the activity, according to local media. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
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20 Aug 2015 13:32:00
A child falls sleep while people take part in the 35th India Day Parade in New York August 16, 2015. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

A child falls sleep while people take part in the 35th India Day Parade in New York August 16, 2015. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)
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17 Aug 2015 11:13:00
Lindsay Mann (L) and Anabella Mowbray kiss as they take photos of themselves laying in the confetti on 7th Avenue in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York January 1, 2015. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Lindsay Mann (L) and Anabella Mowbray kiss as they take photos of themselves laying in the confetti on 7th Avenue in Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York January 1, 2015. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
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11 Aug 2015 13:46:00
Empire State Building Brings Endangered Animals

New York's famed Empire State Building hosted new guests on Saturday night as images of endangered animals were flashed across its facade.
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07 Aug 2015 09:30:00