Long Island and New York City's top photos

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From the picturesque scenes of Long Island to the iconic sights of New York City, Newsday photographers capture images telling the stories of the people and places of the region. Here are some of the most compelling photos.

Meaghan Neary, 27, of Holtsville, left, and Jeanine
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Meaghan Neary, 27, of Holtsville, left, and Jeanine Donohue, 26, of Sayville, maneuver the rolling obstacle course during the first Climb Against Cancer event at Adventure Park in Wheatley Heights on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. Climb Against Cancer remembers loved ones lost to cancer, honors survivors and is an effort to raise funds to battle the disease with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the American Cancer Society.

Shannon Clancy, 21, organizer of the first Climb
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Shannon Clancy, 21, organizer of the first Climb Against Cancer event, rides the zip line at Adventure Park on Long Island on Oct. 5, 2017. Having lost her grandmother and girlfriend to cancer, Clancy created the Climb Against Cancer event to remember loved ones lost to cancer, honor cancer survivors and to raise funds to battle the disease.

Goods donated for Puerto Ricans affected by Hurricane
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Goods donated for Puerto Ricans affected by Hurricane Maria are sorted and packed at a New York City Emergency Management warehouse in Brooklyn, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The donated items include baby food, feminine hygiene products, first aid supplies and batteries.

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Farmhands Don Garside, left, and Abe Gorman harvest
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Farmhands Don Garside, left, and Abe Gorman harvest Golden Delicious apples at Surrey Lane Vineyard Orchard Farm in Southold, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

A view of the U.S. Open trophy during
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

A view of the U.S. Open trophy during the 2018 U.S. Open media preview on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

The Long Island Rail Road reported delays for
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

The Long Island Rail Road reported delays for part of the morning commute after a vehicle struck an overpass at Post Avenue in Westbury, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins makes a
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins makes a catch in the second inning of the American League Wild Card game on a ball hit by Todd Frazier of the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Adelphi University's Pi Lambda Phi brothers walked in
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Adelphi University's Pi Lambda Phi brothers walked in heels during the annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event to promote gender equality and raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

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Bryan Tripptree a member of Adelphi University's Pi
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Bryan Tripptree a member of Adelphi University's Pi Lambda Phi joined his fraternity brothers during the annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event to promote gender equality and raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

Heart transplant survivor Linda Sainvil of Queens Village
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Heart transplant survivor Linda Sainvil of Queens Village is being comforted by Dr. David Majure of the Northwell Health system as patients and staff joined forces in plea to New Yorkers "have a heart" and enroll as organ donors during Organ Donor Enrollment Day on Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017, at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.

Heart transplant survivor Linda Sainvil, second from left,
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Heart transplant survivor Linda Sainvil, second from left, and transplant hopeful Rene Nardin and his wife Rhonda, right, joined doctors, Brian Lima, left, and David Majure, center, of Northwell Health system in a plea to people to "have a heart" and enroll as organ donors during Organ Donor Enrollment Day on Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017, at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.

NYPD officers look up at a new sign
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

NYPD officers look up at a new sign unveiled during street naming ceremony in honor of the late Det. Steven McDonald at the Central Park Precinct on the 86th Street Transverse in Manhattan on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

NYPD officer Conor McDonald, son of the late
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

NYPD officer Conor McDonald, son of the late Det. Steven McDonald, embraces his mother Patti Ann McDonald on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, during a street naming ceremony in honor of his father at the Central Park Precinct on the 86th Street Transverse in Manhattan, where McDonald once worked. At center is Katie Sullivan, Conor's fiance.

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Ed Reckner of Melville, who owns his family
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Ed Reckner of Melville, who owns his family operated wholesale nursery and cut-flower farm in Melville, sorts through and prepares dahlias picked by his grandson Alex for bouquets purchased by retailers on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

Third-generation greenhouse farmer Alex Reckner, picks dahlias in
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Third-generation greenhouse farmer Alex Reckner, picks dahlias in a field of flowers on his grandfather's land in Melville on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The flowers are used to build bouquets that have been ordered by various retailers.

Jessica Colasante from Syosset takes a stroll along
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Jessica Colasante from Syosset takes a stroll along Goldsmith Inlet Beach in Peconic during a warm fall day on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

Immates participate in the
(Credit: James Carbone)

Immates participate in the "Handcuffs to Healing" program at Suffolk County's Yaphank Correctional Facility on Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017. The pilot program has inmates train homeless dogs that will be up for adoption. The Suffolk County Sheriff's Department teamed up with the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter to put the program together.

Security at Yankee Stadium appeared normal (by post-9/11
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Security at Yankee Stadium appeared normal (by post-9/11 standards) for the Yankees' Wildcard game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.

Newsday staff photographer Tom Ferrara reached into his
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Newsday staff photographer Tom Ferrara reached into his archive to find this 2008 photo of musician Tom Petty performing in his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, during the halftime show of Superbowl XLII at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Petty, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, died Oct. 2, 2017.

Maya Cohen, 3, of Commack, learns about fire
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Maya Cohen, 3, of Commack, learns about fire safety at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center, which are observing both National Fire Prevention Month and National Fire Prevention Week on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Garden City.

New recruits are sworn in at the Suffolk
(Credit: James Carbone)

New recruits are sworn in at the Suffolk County Police Academy in Brentwood on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. The recruits will go through six months of training at the academy.

People with Gays Against Guns and others march
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

People with Gays Against Guns and others march along Broadway near midtown Manhattan on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in the wake of mass shootings in Las Vegas late Sunday night.

The Statue of Liberty with the moon setting
(Credit: Asia Lee)

The Statue of Liberty with the moon setting behind as seen from Brooklyn on the morning of Oct. 3, 2017. About every three years, the October Full Moon, also known as the Full Hunter's Moon, the Travel Moon, and the Dying Moon, rises closer to the autumn equinox, making it the Harvest Moon and will take place on Oct. 5, 2017.

Cori Forster of Dix Hills paints Victoria Antis
(Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)

Cori Forster of Dix Hills paints Victoria Antis of Wantagh during a portrait painting in oils class at the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills, Oct. 3, 2017.

With clear skies and temperatures in the mid
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

With clear skies and temperatures in the mid 70s, a man on a personal watercraft speeds across the Great South Bay off Sayville on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.

Bridget Phillips, of Babylon, walks her English bulldog
(Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)

Bridget Phillips, of Babylon, walks her English bulldog Max near a replica of the Fire Island Lighthouse on Lighthouse Avenue in Babylon.

Carle place goalie Giovanni Portelli can't get to
(Credit: Peter Frutkoff)

Carle place goalie Giovanni Portelli can't get to a shot on goal by Alec Marcus of Wheatley during a Nassau Conference ABC-3 boys soccer game in Old Westbury on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.

Plainview firefighters extinguished this car fire that closed
(Credit: Kevin Imm)

Plainview firefighters extinguished this car fire that closed the westbound Northern State Parkway near Sunnyside Boulevard for almost an hour on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.

Monarch butterflies seen on Lighthouse Avenue in Babylon.
(Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)

Monarch butterflies seen on Lighthouse Avenue in Babylon.

Firefighters at the scene after the driver of
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(Credit: Steve Silverman)

Firefighters at the scene after the driver of a minivan crashed into the Casa Luis restaurant on Jericho Turnpike, in Smithtown, causing a fire as well as an active gas leak, on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. The driver died and the owners of the Spanish restaurant bordering Commack and Smithtown narrowly escaped injury after the vehicle went out of control, hit the building and burst into flames, authorities said.

Smoke rises as sections of the old Kosciuszko
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Smoke rises as sections of the old Kosciuszko Bridge are demolished using a process called energetic felling on both the Queens and Brooklyn sides of the Newtown Creek, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. The energetic felling required the placement of little charges at key joints on the bridge so that when the charges went off, the bridge broke apart and fell directly down.

The Huntington Manor Fire Department responds to a
(Credit: Huntington Manor Fire Dept.)

The Huntington Manor Fire Department responds to a car fire on East 8th Street on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at about 2 a.m. A Mercedes-Benz sedan was fully involved when firefighters arrived. The blaze was quickly brought under control and there were no injuries reported.

Colorfully costumed participants march in the Pulaski Day
(Credit: Jeff Bachner)

Colorfully costumed participants march in the Pulaski Day Parade on Fifth Avenue, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.

Curtis deForest Jr., right, a member of Escola
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Curtis deForest Jr., right, a member of Escola de Samba Boom, a local drum circle group, plays for attendees of a hurricane relief benefit held at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, Oct. 1, 2017.

Massapequa High School students react to the announcement
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Massapequa High School students react to the announcement that their school has been named as a National Blue Ribbon School, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

Children reach for an elephant that was dropped
(Credit: Jeff Bachner)

Children reach for an elephant that was dropped from the sky attached with a parachute during the "Great Dumbo Drop" on Washington Street in Brooklyn, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Newly promoted NYPD Lt. Robert Townsend, of Seaford,
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Newly promoted NYPD Lt. Robert Townsend, of Seaford, hugs his daughter, Kayla, during a promotion ceremony at One Police Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

NYPD Deputy Chief Eddie Lott kisses a family
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

NYPD Deputy Chief Eddie Lott kisses a family member after being promoted during a ceremony at One Police Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Joe Rende of Babylon carries the ball against
(Credit: Steven Ryan)

Joe Rende of Babylon carries the ball against Miller Place during a high school football game at Babylon High School in Babylon on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

GuJuan Booker (1) of Babylon celebrates with his
(Credit: Steven Ryan)

GuJuan Booker (1) of Babylon celebrates with his teammates after his teams 28-14 victory over Miller Place during a high school football game at Babylon High School in Babylon on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

A surfer rides the waves at Ditch Plains
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

A surfer rides the waves at Ditch Plains Beach off of Montauk on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Surfers walk the beach near Camp Hero in
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Surfers walk the beach near Camp Hero in Montauk on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

In anticipation of Yom Kippur on Thursday, Sept.
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

In anticipation of Yom Kippur on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, Rabbi Yaakov Saacks of the Dix Hills Chai Center, examines a rare Torah made with deerskin parchment from Mallorca, Spain, that he estimates is from 350 to 450 years old and is only read on the High Holy Days.

Brittany Heim, 27, relaxes in the sun on
(Credit: Jeff Bachner)

Brittany Heim, 27, relaxes in the sun on the lawn at Brooklyn Bridge Park on the shore of the East River during an unseasonably warm afternoon on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

Fisherman cast their lines into the waters near
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Fisherman cast their lines into the waters near the Montauk Lighthouse in Montauk on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

A guardian leads a student away from the
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

A guardian leads a student away from the building that houses a high school, the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, and several other schools in the West Farms neighborhood in the Bronx on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Parents and guardians picked up students from the building after a teen at the Urban Assembly School stabbed two classmates, killing one of them.

Canada geese glide over Willow Pond in Caleb
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Canada geese glide over Willow Pond in Caleb Smith State Park Preserve in Smithtown on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.

Artist Ishraki of Queens is reflected on the
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Artist Ishraki of Queens is reflected on the canvas as as he "conducts" Manhattan resident Sarika Shrotri with a laser pointer as she paints with an oil stick during an Art of Everyone live art event near Times Square Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. The works from the event will be auctioned to raise money for Save the Children.

A mallard glides over Willow Pond in Caleb
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

A mallard glides over Willow Pond in Caleb Smith State Park Preserve in Smithtown on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.

George Becker of West Islip helps his 2-year-old
(Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)

George Becker of West Islip helps his 2-year-old twin sons Max, left, and Ryder fish at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017.

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