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Long Island and New York City's top photos

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.

A passerby is reflected in a puddle at
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

A passerby is reflected in a puddle at W. 60th St and Broadway in Manhattan Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, after a brief but in intense downpour.

In honor of its 125th anniversary the Freeport
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

In honor of its 125th anniversary the Freeport Fire Department on Saturday evening, Aug. 11, 2018, hosted the Second Battalion Parade down the Nautical Mile in Freeport.

Spectators cheer for the Freeport Fire Department's Second
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Spectators cheer for the Freeport Fire Department's Second Battalion Parade on the Nautical Mile in Freeport on Saturday evening, Aug. 11, 2018.

Freeport business owner Pam Goldschmidt waves a flag
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Freeport business owner Pam Goldschmidt waves a flag as the Freeport Fire Department's Second Battalion Parade comes down the Nautical Mile on Saturday evening, Aug. 11, 2018.

Gerry Cortez, 4, of Westbury closes his eyes
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Gerry Cortez, 4, of Westbury closes his eyes while having his face painted at the North Hempstead Housing Authority's Magnolia Gardens building in Westbury on Saturday Aug. 11, 2018. Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and Nassau County Police Benevolent Association president James McDermott helped give away over 1,000 free school backpacks to children in need.

Ciaire Collier Roberson, 5, has his face painted
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Ciaire Collier Roberson, 5, has his face painted at the North Hempstead Housing Authority's Magnolia Gardens building in Westbury on Saturday Aug. 11, 2018. Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and Nassau County Police Benevolent Association president James McDermott helped give away over 1,000 free school backpacks to children in need.

Lucila Portillo of Westbury smiles as she sees
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Lucila Portillo of Westbury smiles as she sees her painted face in a mirror at the North Hempstead Housing Authority's Magnolia Gardens building in Westbury on Saturday Aug. 11, 2018. Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and Nassau County Police Benevolent Association president James McDermott helped give away over 1,000 free school backpacks to children in need.

Eris Phillips of New York City, who is
Photo Credit: Veronique Louis

Eris Phillips of New York City, who is training for a marathon, runs on Dune Road in Quogue in spite of the rain on Aug. 11, 2018.

The Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter, who presided over
Photo Credit: Jeffrey Basinger

The Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter, who presided over Marcelo Lucero's funeral in 2008, sits in the pews at his Congregational Church of Patchogue on Aug. 10, 2018.

Kayakers enjoy the weather at Adler Island of
Photo Credit: Michael Owens

Kayakers enjoy the weather at Adler Island of Point Lookout on Aug. 10, 2018.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Gov. Andrew
Photo Credit: Michael Owens

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo look out at the barge off the coast of Point Lookout on Aug. 9, 2018, where old canal vessels and materials from the dismantled Tappan Zee Bridge were sunk in the water to form a reef for a fish habitat.

Newly graduated Suffolk County Correction Officer Megan Pacheco,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Newly graduated Suffolk County Correction Officer Megan Pacheco, left, helps fellow graduate Javie Smith with her new shield after their graduation ceremony at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood on Aug. 8, 2018.

New Suffolk County Correction Officer Denyse Degayes, right,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

New Suffolk County Correction Officer Denyse Degayes, right, hugs a fellow graduate after their graduation ceremony at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood on Aug. 8, 2018.

Isaac Hernandez of Brentwood, 12, washes off a
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Isaac Hernandez of Brentwood, 12, washes off a cantaloupe grown during Pronto of Long Island's Farm to Table STEM Enrichment Summer Program in Bay Shore on Aug. 8, 2018. A culmination ceremony for at-risk middle school students who participated in the summer program was held Wednesday. The program focused on healthy eating, environmental science, water conservation, botany, consumer education and cooking.

Sthefany Carvalho of Brentwood, 10, on Aug. 8,
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Sthefany Carvalho of Brentwood, 10, on Aug. 8, 2018, sniffs a mint leaf from the garden grown by students during Pronto of Long Island's Farm to Table STEM Enrichment Summer Program in Bay Shore.

Campers in the music program at Usdan Summer
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Campers in the music program at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts march in the camp's annual parade in Wheatley Heights on Aug. 8, 2018. The parade features campers in costume, kid-created art, floats and musical performances.

Campers cartwheel, play music and dance as they
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Campers cartwheel, play music and dance as they cross the stage during Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts' annual parade in Wheatley Heights on Aug. 8, 2018.

Sthefany Carvalho of Brentwood, 10, waters the garden
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Sthefany Carvalho of Brentwood, 10, waters the garden grown by students in Pronto of Long Island's Farm to Table STEM Enrichment Summer Program in Bay Shore on Aug. 8, 2018.

Police Officer Thomas DiLena chats with Claudia Stewart
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Police Officer Thomas DiLena chats with Claudia Stewart of Islip and her children from left; Durran Stewart, 10, and Chrystle Stewart, 16, at National Night Out in Brentwood, Tuesday, August 7, 2018, on the football field at Brentwood High School. National Night Out is a nationwide initiative that aims to strengthen police-community partnerships with a night of games, food, and fun for families.

Suffolk County Police Aviation Officer Tammy Coniglio chats
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Suffolk County Police Aviation Officer Tammy Coniglio chats with sisters Madison McMullen, 5, center, and Donnabella McMullen, 7, right, of Islandia, at National Night Out in Brentwood, Tuesday, August 7, 2018, on the football field at Brentwood High School. National Night Out is a nationwide initiative that aims to strengthen police-community partnerships with a night of games, food, and fun for families.

Nassau County Police Officers Eddie Hocton, left, and
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Nassau County Police Officers Eddie Hocton, left, and Jason Trees shake hands with three-year old twins Brandon, left, and Bryan Shamburger of Westbury during the town's National Night Out event in Martin "Bunky" Park in Westbury on August 7, 2018.

Kaitlyn Konop, 10, of Northport, shows off her
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Kaitlyn Konop, 10, of Northport, shows off her first-place, award-winning design for the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society's 2nd annual "Build a Lighthouse" contest, Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at the Fire Island landmark during a celebration of National Lighthouse Day. The day is observed annually to honor the structures that, for hundreds of years, have symbolized safety and security for ships and boats at sea.

People visit the Fire Island Lighthouse on National
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

People visit the Fire Island Lighthouse on National Lighthouse Day, Tuesday, August 7, 2018, observed annually to honor the structures that for hundreds of years have symbolized safety and security for ships and boats at sea. Visitors can climb to the top of the tower daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

In an effort to keep cool on a
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

In an effort to keep cool on a hot, humid and hazy day, Thomas Olivier, 3, enjoys his time under the fountains at Shipwreck Cove in Bay Shore, on Tuesday Aug. 7, 2018.

Joe Cleary and his son Canaan, 15 months,
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Joe Cleary and his son Canaan, 15 months, of Islip, escape the hot, humid and hazy day with a splash at the end of a slide at Shipwreck Cove in Bay Shore on Tuesday Aug. 7, 2018.

Brigadier Gen. Omuso D. George, 1987 Hempstead High
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Brigadier Gen. Omuso D. George, 1987 Hempstead High School valedictorian, center, is honored as part of the Village of Hempstead's 375th anniversary celebration, Saturday, August 4, 2018, and given a "Key to Village Hall."

Brigadier Gen. Omuso D. George, 1987 Hempstead High
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Brigadier Gen. Omuso D. George, 1987 Hempstead High School valedictorian, center, is honored as part of the Village of Hempstead's 375th anniversary celebration, Saturday, August 4, 2018, and given a "Key to Village Hall."

Fisherman cast their lines at Morgan Park in
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Fisherman cast their lines at Morgan Park in Glen Cove as the sun began to emerge in the afternoon of Saturday, August 4, 2018.

A man walks near the beach at Morgan
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

A man walks near the beach at Morgan Park in Glen Cove as the sun began to emerge in the afternoon of Saturday, August 4, 2018.

A woman and boy try to keep dry
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A woman and boy try to keep dry while two men enjoy the comforts of sitting in Mission Nutrition on Main St. in Huntington, Saturday Aug. 4, 2018.

A man pushes through the rainfall while getting
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A man pushes through the rainfall while getting some exercise on Meadowbrook Rd. in Merrick, Saturday Aug. 4, 2018.

The Griffin brothers, Sean, 6, left, and Kyle,
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

The Griffin brothers, Sean, 6, left, and Kyle, 4, give a high five to Nassau County Police Officer Steve Deng while serving lemonade in front of their grandparents' Massapequa Park home on Thursday, August 3, 2018, to raise funds for Answer the Call, also known as the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund. The fund provides immediate and ongoing financial assistance to the families of NYPD, FDNY and PAPD members killed in the line of duty.

The Griffin brothers, Sean, 6, in NYPD hat,
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

The Griffin brothers, Sean, 6, in NYPD hat, and Kyle, 4, with cup, opened up their second annual lemonade stand in front of their grandparents' Massapequa Park home, Thursday, August 3, 2018, to raise funds for Answer the Call, also known as the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund. The fund provides immediate and ongoing financial assistance to the families of NYPD, FDNY and PAPD members killed in the line of duty.

Jessica Oliveira, right, and other members of FREE
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Jessica Oliveira, right, and other members of FREE Players Drum & Bugle Corps hold their final rehearsal before leaving to make history by performing at the Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championships on Friday, August 3, 2018 in Old Bethpage.

Nina Wilson, left, and other members of FREE
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nina Wilson, left, and other members of FREE Players Drum & Bugle Corps hold their final rehearsal before leaving to make history by performing at the Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championships on Friday, August 3, 2018 in Old Bethpage.

Resident Ricardo Rivera stands near a downed tree
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Resident Ricardo Rivera stands near a downed tree near 123 St. and 14th Ave. at St. Fidelis Church on Friday, August 3, 2018 in College Point. More than 50 trees were felled in this area of Queens when a tornado touched down on Thursday, August 2nd, packing winds of 70-85 mph.

A man windsurfs at Hecksher State Park on
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

A man windsurfs at Hecksher State Park on Aug. 2, 2018.

A man windsurfs at Hecksher State Park on
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

A man windsurfs at Hecksher State Park on Aug. 2, 2018.

Ronald Montemurro of Stamford, CT windsurfs at Hecksher
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

Ronald Montemurro of Stamford, CT windsurfs at Hecksher State Park on Aug. 2, 2018.

Georgio Valenis, owner of the Phoenix Diner in
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Georgio Valenis, owner of the Phoenix Diner in Merrick, where multiple windows were broken on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

Georgio Valenis, owner of the Phoenix Diner in
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Georgio Valenis, owner of the Phoenix Diner in Merrick, where multiple windows were broken on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

Nina Hildreth, 6, of Huntington, takes a relaxing
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Nina Hildreth, 6, of Huntington, takes a relaxing ride on her mom Jennifer's paddleboard off Gold Star Beach in Huntington, Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Makailah Page, 17, of Rhythm of the Knight
Photo Credit: Michael Owens

Makailah Page, 17, of Rhythm of the Knight Uniondale Show Choir, performs in the auditorium at Uniondale High School in Uniondale, N.Y. on July 31, 2018.

Hailey Vordermier, 8, of Long Beach, shows off
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Hailey Vordermier, 8, of Long Beach, shows off her first place-winning costume to other colorfully costumed kids at Malibu summer camp as they celebrate Halloween in July, a new tradition since Hurricane Sandy, on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Kellie Weiss, mother of Ryan Weiss, during a
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Kellie Weiss, mother of Ryan Weiss, during a ceremony at the Centerport Yacht Club on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in memory of her 12-year-old son, who was fatally struck by a propeller when he fell overboard during a sailing lesson last year. After the ceremony, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed into a law a measure that will require propeller guards to be installed on all instructional boats for children under age 18.

Alexander Tremblay, 22 months, with mom Jaclyn Tremblay,
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Alexander Tremblay, 22 months, with mom Jaclyn Tremblay, spots his father Halesite firefighter Bill Tremblay Jr. passing by during the Huntington Fire Department's 175th anniversary parade, Saturday, July 28, 2018. The parade down Main Street in Huntington featured antique trucks and firefighters and EMS personnel from the various fire departments and rescue squads from the Town of Huntington and surrounding communities.

Capt. John Mohlenhoff from the Huntington Fire Department
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Capt. John Mohlenhoff from the Huntington Fire Department waves to the crowd as the department celebrates its 175th year with a parade down Main Street in Huntington, Saturday, July 28, 2018. The event featured antique trucks and firefighters and EMS personnel from various fire departments and rescue squads from the Town of Huntington and surrounding communities.

Lyla Colonna, 7, of Huntington Station, ran from
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Lyla Colonna, 7, of Huntington Station, ran from the crowd and into the arms of her father, Lt. Michael Colonna of the Huntington Manor Fire Department, during a parade Saturday, July 28, 2018, on the Huntington Fire Department's 175th anniversary. The event featured antique trucks and firefighters and EMS personnel from the various fire departments and rescue squads from the Town of Huntington and surrounding communities.

Zachary Zapala, 3, of Ronkonkoma, turns out in
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Zachary Zapala, 3, of Ronkonkoma, turns out in his own firefighter uniform to watch the Huntington Fire Department celebrate its 175th anniversary with a parade down Main Street in Huntington, Saturday, July 28, 2018, with his family. The parade featured antique trucks and firefighters and EMS personnel from the various fire departments and rescue squads from the Town of Huntington and surrounding communities.

Sal Scarlato of Hauppauge, right, president of Korean
Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

Sal Scarlato of Hauppauge, right, president of Korean War Veterans Association of New York, and other veterans from Long Island and New York City during a ceremony at the Korean War memorial in Battery Park in Manhattan, on July 27, 2018. The event marked the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement.

Robert Browne of Long Beach is carried by
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Robert Browne of Long Beach is carried by a group of volunteers as he gets in the water during an "Empower Spinal Cord Injury" surfing event, Friday, July 27, 2018, at Lido Beach. The program created by Stony Brook University School of Health Technology and Management and EmpowerSCI, is designed to bring activities and sports back into the lives of those with spinal cord injuries.

Robert Browne of Long Beach is helped by
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Robert Browne of Long Beach is helped by a group of volunteers as he gets in the water during an "Empower Spinal Cord Injury" surfing event, Friday, July 27, 2018, at Lido Beach. The program, created by Stony Brook University School of Health Technology and Management and EmpowerSCI, is designed to bring activities and sports back into the lives of those with spinal cord injuries.

Justin Bakewicz, right, owner of Bakewicz Farms, picks
Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

Justin Bakewicz, right, owner of Bakewicz Farms, picks sunflowers along with Andrew Freund, a farm hand in Wading River on July 27, 2018. Bakewicz is renting this farm plot and hopes to buy it in the future. People can pick their own sunflowers at the Bakewicz Farms or buy them already cut along with other fruits and vegetables.

Martha, a 13-year-old lab mix, follows her owners
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Martha, a 13-year-old lab mix, follows her owners Wendy, left, and Tracy Summers, of Syosset, as they walk their kayak out of the water in Oyster Bay on the evening of July 26, 2018.

District Attorney Timothy Sini discusses aspects of the
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

District Attorney Timothy Sini discusses aspects of the county's illegal dumping case in the District Attorney's office at the William J. Lindsay County Complex in Hauppauge, July 26, 2018

Suffolk District Attorney Timothy Sini during a discussion
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Suffolk District Attorney Timothy Sini during a discussion of the county's illegal dumping case in the District Attorney's office at the William J. Lindsay County Complex in Hauppauge, July 26, 2018

Mike Katevatis of Plainview, right, and other Juniors
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Mike Katevatis of Plainview, right, and other Juniors and Explorers from 15 fire companies across Nassau County come together July 26, 2018 at the Nassau County Fire Academy in Old Bethpage for a week of "Camp Fahrenheit 516."

Firefighter training Instructor Don Marra, right, overseeing the
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Firefighter training Instructor Don Marra, right, overseeing the Juniors' and Explorers' approach to fighting a truck fire at the Nassau County Fire Academy in Old Bethpage, July 26, 2018. The teens come from 15 fire companies across Nassau County for a week of "Camp Fahrenheit 516."

Firefighter training Instructor Don Marra, right, overseeing the
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Firefighter training Instructor Don Marra, right, overseeing the Juniors' and Explorers' approach to fighting a truck fire at the Nassau County Fire Academy in Old Bethpage, July 26, 2018. The teens come from 15 fire companies across Nassau County for a week of "Camp Fahrenheit 516."

Juniors and Explorers from 15 fire companies across
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Juniors and Explorers from 15 fire companies across Nassau County come together at the Nassau County Fire Academy in Old Bethpage, July 26, 2018 for a week of practicing firefighting "Camp Fahrenheit 516."

Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan (left) and
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan (left) and Rockville Centre Bishop John Barres arrive at St. Agnes Cathedral for the installment of Auxiliary Bishop Richard Henning, July 24, 2018 in Rockville Centre. Henning, 53, becomes the fourth auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, one of the largest dioceses in the nation, with 1.5 million Catholics.

Members of the clergy arrive at St. Agnes
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Members of the clergy arrive at St. Agnes Cathedral for the installment of Auxiliary Bishop Richard Henning, July 24, 2018 in Rockville Centre. Henning, 53, becomes the fourth auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, one of the largest dioceses in the nation, with 1.5 million Catholics.

Auxiliary Bishop Richard Henning greets members of the
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Auxiliary Bishop Richard Henning greets members of the clergy as he arrives at St. Agnes Cathedral for his official installment ceremony, July 24, 2018, in Rockville Centre. Henning, 53, becomes the fourth auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, one of the largest dioceses in the nation, with 1.5 million Catholics.

Brentwood's Dudley Salmon from Dudley Music performs on
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Brentwood's Dudley Salmon from Dudley Music performs on the alto sax during the fourth annual Coltrane Day Music Festival in Heckscher Park in Huntington Village on July 21, 2018.

Jonathan Dely performs during the annual Coltrane Day
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Jonathan Dely performs during the annual Coltrane Day Music Festival in Heckscher Park in Huntington Village on July 21, 2018.

Finnean Liddell, 3, left, and his sister Julianna,
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Finnean Liddell, 3, left, and his sister Julianna, 5, stand in front of the stage checking out the sounds of Jonathan Dely during the Coltrane Day Music Festival in Heckscher Park in Huntington Village on July 21, 2018.

Uniondale High School show choir lead singer Emmanuel
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Uniondale High School show choir lead singer Emmanuel Beauge, 18, performs during the Coltrane Day Music Festival in Heckscher Park in Huntington Village on July 21, 2018.

Joanna Singh of New Hyde Park plays with
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Joanna Singh of New Hyde Park plays with her daughter Adele, 10 months, at Eisenhower Park's spray park on July 21, 2018.

Justine Morales, 14, of Ridge, catches a sand
Photo Credit: Veronique Louis

Justine Morales, 14, of Ridge, catches a sand crab and two sea robins at the Shinnecock Inlet in Hampton Bays on July 21, 2018.

A beachgoer digs a hole at Field 2,
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

A beachgoer digs a hole at Field 2, after some fields at Robert Moses State Park were closed for about an hour Saturday, July 21, 2018, after a fisherman caught a shark there, an official said. The fisherman caught a 5-foot sand tiger shark just east of the Field 3 swimming area at about 11:15 a.m. Swimmers were directed out of the water at fields 2, 3 and 4 and were allowed to stay on the sand, the official said.

Participants help a teammate up the
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Participants help a teammate up the "Everest" wall climb obstacle while running through the Tough Mudder course at Old Bethpage Village Restoration on July 21, 2018.

Participants crawl under barbed wire and through the
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Participants crawl under barbed wire and through the mud on the "Kiss of Mud" obstacle while challenging themselves on the Tough Mudder course at Old Bethpage Village Restoration on July 21, 2018.

Partrcipants rely on arm strength to get across
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Partrcipants rely on arm strength to get across the swinging "Kong" obstacle while running through the Tough Mudder course at Old Bethpage Village Restoration on July 21, 2018.

A swimmer enjoys a hot day at Jones

A swimmer enjoys a hot day at Jones Beach on Friday July 20, 2018.

Ryan Steckline, 19, of Delaware, and Zack Hersh,
Photo Credit: Veronique Louis

Ryan Steckline, 19, of Delaware, and Zack Hersh, 20, of New Jersey, fish at Rogers Beach on July 20, 2018. They play for the Westhampton Aviators in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.

Benjamin Landers of Brooklyn paddle boards at Hot
Photo Credit: Veronique Louis

Benjamin Landers of Brooklyn paddle boards at Hot Dog Beach in East Quogue on July 20, 2018.

Halle Lesack, 10, of Bohemia, kayaks with Mason
Photo Credit: Veronique Louis

Halle Lesack, 10, of Bohemia, kayaks with Mason Petry, 9, and Ashton Petry, 7, of Ronkonkoma at East Landing Beach in Hampton Bays on July 20, 2018.

Crew members make adjustments to the wreath on
Photo Credit: Michael Owens

Crew members make adjustments to the wreath on the USNS Grasp off the coast of Babylon on July 18, 2018. The Navy was honoring the six American sailors that lost their lives on the Navy cruiser San Diego (ACR 6) in World War I.

People lounge near dune work on the beach
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

People lounge near dune work on the beach near the New York Avenue in Long Beach on July 19, 2018. City Council members approved a noise variance to allow U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors to do dredging and dune construction 24/7 through October as part of the shoreline construction project.

People lounge near dune work on the beach
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

People lounge near dune work on the beach near the New York Avenue in Long Beach on July 19, 2018. City Council members approved a noise variance to allow U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors to do dredging and dune construction 24/7 through October as part of the shoreline construction project.

Four-time gold medal winner in powerlifting of the
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Four-time gold medal winner in powerlifting of the 2018 Special Olympics Angel Athenas of Huntington shows off the biceps that helped her bring gold at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises Inc. in Old Bethpage on July 19, 2018.

Angel Athenas of Huntington, a four-time gold medal
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Angel Athenas of Huntington, a four-time gold medal winner in powerlifting of the 2018 at the Special Olympics, raises her hands as she is acknowledged while sitting next to her mom Geri Athenas at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises Inc. in Old Bethpage on July 19, 2018.

Junior lifeguards from across Long Island face off
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Junior lifeguards from across Long Island face off in the beach flags event during the Jones Beach Junior Lifeguard Competition at Field 6 on July 18, 2018.

Junior lifeguards push off from the shoreline into
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Junior lifeguards push off from the shoreline into the water during the Jones Beach Junior Lifeguard Competition at Field 6 on July 18, 2018.

Dylan Shannon, 12, of East Williston, left, and
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Dylan Shannon, 12, of East Williston, left, and Gerrin Hagen, 13, of Long Beach compete in the beach flag event during the Jones Beach Junior Lifeguard Competition at Field 6 on July 18, 2018.

Charlie Higgins, 85, of the New York Seniors
Photo Credit: Michael Owens

Charlie Higgins, 85, of the New York Seniors Red Sox team high fives a teammate after hitting a homerun during the Bristal All-Star Softball Game at Cantiague Park in Hicksville on July 17, 2018.

Charlie Higgins, 85, of the New York Seniors
Photo Credit: Michael Owens

Charlie Higgins, 85, of the New York Seniors Red Sox team hits a homerun during the Bristal All-Star Softball Game at Cantiague Park in Hicksville on July 17, 2018.

Charlie Higgins, 85, of the New York Seniors
Photo Credit: Michael Owens

Charlie Higgins, 85, of the New York Seniors Red Sox team is saluted after hitting a home run during the Bristal All-Star Softball Game at Cantiague Park in Hicksville on July 17, 2018.

Volunteer firefighters extinguish a house fire on Beverly
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Volunteer firefighters extinguish a house fire on Beverly Road in Farmingdale on July 14, 2018.

Volunteer firefighters extinguish a house fire on Beverly
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Volunteer firefighters extinguish a house fire on Beverly Road in Farmingdale on July 14, 2018.

Volunteer firefighters extinguish a house fire on Beverly
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Volunteer firefighters extinguish a house fire on Beverly Road in Farmingdale on July 14, 2018.

Darren Devore, 4, of Freeport at plays on
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Darren Devore, 4, of Freeport at plays on the swing at Bishop Frank O. White Memorial Park in Freeport on July 14, 2018.

Brandon Williams, 11, and his brother Dylan Williams,
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Brandon Williams, 11, and his brother Dylan Williams, 5, of Freeport fly a kite at Waterfront Park in Freeport on July 14, 2018.

Baldo Yanes of Hempstead fishes at Waterfront Park
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Baldo Yanes of Hempstead fishes at Waterfront Park in Freeport on July 14, 2018.

The Rev. Charles Fink visits his fathers grave
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The Rev. Charles Fink visits his fathers grave at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, on July 14, 2018

Dave Ganim, a conservation technician with the Nassau
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Dave Ganim, a conservation technician with the Nassau Soil Water Conservation removes evasive plants from Mill Pond in Wantagh on July 13, 2018.

NYPD Sgt. Conor McDonald, son of the late
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

NYPD Sgt. Conor McDonald, son of the late Det. Steven McDonald, touches a plaque honoring his father after it was unveiled during a ceremony Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Central Park, near the spot where the elder McDonald was shot by an assailant in 1986, but survived, becoming a quadriplegic. Looking on at right is Patti Ann McDonald, Steven McDonald's wife. After returning to work, McDonald spread a message of forgiveness that inspired many around the world who came to know him. McDonald died on Jan. 10, 2017, at 59, after an apparent heart attack.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio stands quietly
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio stands quietly for a few moments looking at a plaque honoring Det. Steven McDonald after it was unveiled during a ceremony Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Central Park, near the spot where he was shot by an assailant in 1986, but survived, becoming a quadriplegic. At far left is former mayor David Dinkins. After returning to work, McDonald spread a message of forgiveness that inspired many around the world who came to know him. McDonald died on Jan. 10, 2017, at 59, after an apparent heart attack.

Patti Ann McDonald, widow of Det. Steven McDonald,
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Patti Ann McDonald, widow of Det. Steven McDonald, shakes hands with a member of the NYPD Mounted Unit after a ceremony and plaque unveiling ceremony honoring her late husband Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Central Park, near the spot where he was shot by an assailant in 1986, but survived, becoming a quadriplegic. After returning to work, McDonald spread a message of forgiveness that inspired many around the world who came to know him. McDonald died on Jan. 10, 2017, at 59, after an apparent heart attack.

Associate director of Facilities Management and grounds crew
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Associate director of Facilities Management and grounds crew manager Robert Conaghan releasing ladybugs into the rose bushes at Adelphi University Wednesday July 11, 2018. Ladybugs eat their way through thousands of destructive aphids every day to keep Adelphi University's award-winning campus stay beautiful

Lisa Tuozzolo (right) is embraced by NYPD Ceremonial
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Lisa Tuozzolo (right) is embraced by NYPD Ceremonial Unit member, Trevlyn Headley, Wednesday July 11, 2018 as they celebrate the opening of the Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo Memorial Spray Park in Elwood in memory of her late husband who died in the line of duty.

Lisa Tuozzolo is joined by members of the
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Lisa Tuozzolo is joined by members of the NYPD Wednesday July 11, 2018 as they celebrate the opening of the Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo Memorial Spray Park in Elwood in memory of her late husband who died in the line of duty.

Town of Hempstead lifeguard Walter Szczech demonstrates how
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Town of Hempstead lifeguard Walter Szczech demonstrates how CPR is performed for town council members Anthony D'Esposito and Erin King Sweeney at Malibu Beach Pool in Lido Beach Wednesday July 11, 2018. Town of Hempstead reminds residents of importance of water safety and training.

A large pod of dolphins was spotted in
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A large pod of dolphins was spotted in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday morning, July 7, 2018, about a mile south of the Moriches Inlet.

Kim Scheremeta of New York City sits atop
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Kim Scheremeta of New York City sits atop her paddleboard in the waters of Stony Brook harbor on the afternoon of July 6, 2018.

Virginia and Charlie Kim of San Diego react
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Virginia and Charlie Kim of San Diego react as their kayak is pulled into the waters off Stony Brook by Nick Barbera of Stony Brook Harbor Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals. July 5, 2018. Sitting on a paddle board at far left is Kim Scheremeta of New York City.

Lifeguards work to bring up their life boat
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Lifeguards work to bring up their life boat at the end of the day at the Central Mall of Jones Beach State Park, July 4, 2018

Employees at Newsday Long Island reflect during a
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Employees at Newsday Long Island reflect during a moment of silence to honor those who lost their lives and show support for the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, inside the Newsday office in Melville, Thursday, July 5, 2017. Newsrooms around the globe took part in a moment of silence a week after a gunman killed five employees at the Capital Gazette Newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

Employees at Newsday reflect during a moment of
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Employees at Newsday reflect during a moment of silence to honor those who lost their lives and show support for the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, inside the Newsday office in Melville, Thursday, July 5, 2017. Newsrooms around the globe took part in a moment of silence a week after a gunman killed five employees at the Capital Gazette Newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

Employees at Newsday Long Island reflect during a
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Employees at Newsday Long Island reflect during a moment of silence to honor those who lost their lives and to show support for the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, inside the Newsday office in Melville, Thursday, July 5, 2017. Newsrooms around the globe took part in a moment of silence a week after a gunman killed five employees at the Capital Gazette Newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

Thrill-seekers enjoy celebrating the Fourth of July at
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Thrill-seekers enjoy celebrating the Fourth of July at Adventureland in Farmingdale.

Thrill seekers enjoy celebrating the Fourth of July
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Thrill seekers enjoy celebrating the Fourth of July at Adventureland in Farmingdale.

Kaila Schiffl, 11, visiting family on Long Island
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Kaila Schiffl, 11, visiting family on Long Island from Kailua, Hawaii, cools down at Bayville Adventure Park on a hot and hazy Tuesday afternoon, July 3, 2018.

Sabrina Demski, 20, visiting family on Long Island
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Sabrina Demski, 20, visiting family on Long Island from Orlando, Florida, cools down at Bayville Adventure Park on a hot and hazy Tuesday afternoon, July 3, 2018.

Cystic fibrosis survivor and advocate Jerry Cahill kicks
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Cystic fibrosis survivor and advocate Jerry Cahill kicks off a 100-mile bike ride to Montauk from Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park Friday, June 29, 2018. To celebrate his 62nd birthday, Jerry has set a goal to complete a century ride (100-mile bike trip) in all 50 states.

Friends Thomas Gould, 11, left, and Jack Spitzfaden,
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Friends Thomas Gould, 11, left, and Jack Spitzfaden, 10, both of Sayville, make popcorn to accompany lemonade at their stand on Gillette Avenue Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

After a long day of work, Gina Giagerich
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After a long day of work, Gina Giagerich and Eddie Machado, both of Shirley, find a quiet spot to relax on a summer evening at Southaven County Park in Yaphank on June 26.

Robert Upton of Bellmore and his grandaughter Gina
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Robert Upton of Bellmore and his grandaughter Gina Prisco play at the splash pad at Jones Beach on June 26, 2018.

Nora Pearce, 19 months, splashes in the waters
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Nora Pearce, 19 months, splashes in the waters of the Long Island Sound at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Parkwith mom Naomi Pearce, both of Oyster Bay, Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Nora Pearce, 19 months, floats in the sound
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Nora Pearce, 19 months, floats in the sound on a boogie board with some help from mom Naomi Pearce, both of Oyster Bay, at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Iva Jovanovic, 5, of Oyster Bay, splashes through
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Iva Jovanovic, 5, of Oyster Bay, splashes through the sound at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Jazmin and Jahbar Colbert of Hempstead, with their
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Jazmin and Jahbar Colbert of Hempstead, with their daughter Kashmiah, 9, family members of the 10-year-old Hempstead boy who vanished in the Long Beach surf Wednesday, grew emotional while gathered at the beach with other community members for a vigil Thursday evening, June 21, 2018.

A man who identified himself as the missing
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A man who identified himself as the missing boy's father, Ramell McRae, Sr., wears a shirt pleading for help finding his son, while surrounded by family and friends near the shore in Long Beach, Thursday evening, June 21, 2018.

Hempstead High School Valedictorian Stephanie Chevez after giving
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Hempstead High School Valedictorian Stephanie Chevez after giving her address to the graduatiing class of 2018 during their ceremony at Hempstead HS in Hempstead June 23, 2018

A team of with the New York City
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A team of with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks) who specialize in monuments conservation touch up the Gay Liberation Monument (dedicated 1992) by George Segal, a bronze, laquer and wax sculpture that rests in Christopher Park near The Stonewall Inn. Parks workers touched up the famous monument as thousands will march by Sunday during New York's Pride Parade.

A team of with the New York City
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A team of with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks) who specialize in monuments conservation touch up the Gay Liberation Monument (dedicated 1992) by George Segal, a bronze, laquer and wax sculpture that rests in Christopher Park near The Stonewall Inn. Parks workers touched up the famous monument as thousands will march by Sunday during New York's Pride Parade.

The wide-open spaces of the great lawn at
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The wide-open spaces of the great lawn at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, provided the perfect stage for 10-year old Elena Stavroulakis of Brightwaters to practice her self-taught somersaults during an outing to the popular state park with her mother and brother on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

Eli Munoz, 2, of Bridgehampton, left, Olie V.
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Eli Munoz, 2, of Bridgehampton, left, Olie V. Jaramillo, 2, of Southampton and Carolina Fuentes of Water Mill create music together at Agawam Park in Southampton during a drum and dance program on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

Bart Stepien of Copiague, 28, attempts a trick
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Bart Stepien of Copiague, 28, attempts a trick on his skateboard at the Town of Oyster Bay Skate Park in Bethpage Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

Multiple fire departments battle a fire on June
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Multiple fire departments battle a fire on June 7, 2018, at the Deer Park Recycling yard at 125 Hopper St. in Westbury.

From left, Randy Jones of the Village People,
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From left, Randy Jones of the Village People, an unidentified bystander, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen, LGBT Network President and Chief Executive David Kilmnick, and Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney raise the pride flag outside Hempstead Town Hall on June 7, 2018, in Hempstead.

A horse trains at Belmont Park on June
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A horse trains at Belmont Park on June 7, 2018.

Justify gets a bath after his training session
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Justify gets a bath after his training session at Belmont Park on June 7, 2018.

Fourth-graders from Davison Avenue Intermediate School in Malverne
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Fourth-graders from Davison Avenue Intermediate School in Malverne learn how to harvest their own vegetables Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Crossroads Farm at Grossmann's in Malverne. This farm-school partnership comes in an effort to bring fourth grade curriculum to life and teach students the importance of growing their own produce and eating healthy.

Mesiah Singh of Queens Village, 3, center, has
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Mesiah Singh of Queens Village, 3, center, has his cap adjusted by his teacher, Cindy Dolgin, before a graduation ceremony for The Morgan Center at the Town Of Oyster Bay Athletic Center in Hicksville on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

Jeane Magan of Point Lookout takes advantage of
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Jeane Magan of Point Lookout takes advantage of the cooler weather and plants in her garden on June 6, 2018.

Trainer Bob Baffert greets Justify after the horse's
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Trainer Bob Baffert greets Justify after the horse's arrival at Belmont Park race track on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

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"Rosie," a golden doodle and trained therapy dog joined students at Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School in Shirley for an assembly honoring them on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Zulnie Floreska, 15, shown here on June 6,
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Zulnie Floreska, 15, shown here on June 6, 2018, photographed this daffodil in mid April. "Peace and Serenity" was the theme Baldwin High School art and photography art students kept in mind for works to be hung in Northwell Health's Center for Advanced Medicine. The students donated their time and talent to the Calming Murals Project with Northwell Health.

Tango, owned by Chris Geymayr of Central Islip,
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Tango, owned by Chris Geymayr of Central Islip, leaps into a 20 foot by 40 foot 27,000-gallon pool at the 2nd annual North Fork Dog Dock Diving festival at the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company in Peconic on Sunday, June 3, 2018. The two-day event benefited the Guild Dog Foundation in Smithtown.

Mombo, owned by Trudy Paquin from Clinton, N.J.,
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Mombo, owned by Trudy Paquin from Clinton, N.J., leaps into the water at the North Fork Dog Dock Diving festival at the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company in Peconic on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Justify walks in his barn after his arrival
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Justify walks in his barn after his arrival at Belmont Park race track Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

Adriana Valoy, the mother of fallen NYPD Det.
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Adriana Valoy, the mother of fallen NYPD Det. Miosotis Familia, puts her head on a member of the NYPD's hand after a medal ceremony at Police Headquarters on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Familia was posthumously awarded the NYPD's Medal of Honor.

Emily Sudock is reflected in a photo she
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Emily Sudock is reflected in a photo she took entitled "Magnificent Magnolias." "Peace and Serenity" was the theme Baldwin High School art and photography art students kept in mind for works to be hung in Northwell Health's Center for Advanced Medicine.

Jim Busch proposes to Lydia Mazza after both
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Jim Busch proposes to Lydia Mazza after both of them finished the 2018 Tunnel to Towers World Trade Center Stair Climb on June 3, 2018.

The new Triple Crown trophy is displayed at
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The new Triple Crown trophy is displayed at the draw for the Belmont Stakes post positions held at Citi Field on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

After a day of school, Camren Fajardo, 7,
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After a day of school, Camren Fajardo, 7, left, his sister Rihanna Fajardo, 6, and friend Alia Daniels, 7, spent a carefree spring afternoon dancing in the driveway of the Fajardo home in Wyandanch on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

A member of the New York Police Department's
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A member of the New York Police Department's Ceremonial Unit holds medals during a medal ceremony at Police Headquarters on June 6, 2018.

Harold Radish of Douglastown and Joan Newman of
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Harold Radish of Douglastown and Joan Newman of Great Neck enjoy the warm weather at Heckscher Park in Huntington, N.Y. on June 2, 2018.

Folks enjoying the warm afternoon with a dinghy
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Folks enjoying the warm afternoon with a dinghy ride in the bay off of Lido Beach Saturday June 2, 2018. I am not sure of the laws about wearing a lifejacket in a small vessel.

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