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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 in 2018.

Victoria Vitullo, 6, of Valley Stream places wreaths
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Victoria Vitullo, 6, of Valley Stream places wreaths on the graves of fallen service members at Long Island National Cemetery in Melville as part of the national Wreaths Across America program, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

Kenneth Chase, 90, of Bay Shore, a WWII
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Kenneth Chase, 90, of Bay Shore, a WWII Navy veteran, says a prayer at his wife's grave, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at Long Island National Cemetery in Melville. People placed thousands of wreaths on the graves of fallen service members at the cemetery in Melville as part of the national Wreaths Across America program, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

A girl says a prayer as she lays
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

A girl says a prayer as she lays a wreath on the grave of a fallen service member at Long Island National Cemetery in Melville as part of the national Wreaths Across America program, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

People embrace as wreaths are laid on the
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

People embrace as wreaths are laid on the graves of fallen service members at Long Island National Cemetery in Melville as part of the national Wreaths Across America program, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

WWII Battle of the Bulge vet. David Marshall
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

WWII Battle of the Bulge vet. David Marshall of Baldwin, dressed in his dress army uniform attending the honoring of the survivors of the Battle of the Bulge on the 74th anniversary of the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during the war at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale Dec. 15, 2018

WWII Battle of the Bulge vet. David Marshall
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

WWII Battle of the Bulge vet. David Marshall of Baldwin, dressed in his dress army uniform attending the honoring of the survivors of the Battle of the Bulge on the 74th anniversary of the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during the war at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale Dec. 15, 2018

Rohan Murphy, a former star wrestler talking with
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Rohan Murphy, a former star wrestler talking with John W. Dodd Middle School student Leslie Capellan, 12, after his inspirational speech with the seventh grade class Wednesday Dec. 12, 2018. Murphy a graduate of East Islip High School, who lost both his legs at birth, will speak with Freeport seventh-graders about the importance of overcoming adversity

Rohan Murphy, a former star wrestler, taking a
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Rohan Murphy, a former star wrestler, taking a selfie with school principal Johane Ligonde and her students at John W. Dodd Middle School after an inspirational speech by Murphy Wednesday Dec. 12, 2018. Murphy a graduate of East Islip High School, who lost both his legs at birth, will speak with Freeport seventh-graders about the importance of overcoming adversity

Anthony Guzzone, the former global head of construction
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Anthony Guzzone, the former global head of construction at Bloomberg, is walked into a courtroom at New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, on Dec. 11, 2018. More than a dozen people were arrested for their alleged involvement in a construction pay-to-play scheme.

A man walks along the boardwalk on a
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

A man walks along the boardwalk on a cool, sunny afternoon at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park on Dec. 11, 2018.

A woman runs along the boardwalk on a
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

A woman runs along the boardwalk on a cool, sunny afternoon at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park on Dec. 11, 2018.

Joanne Ramirez of Lindenhurst, owner of In Home
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Joanne Ramirez of Lindenhurst, owner of In Home Pet Services, braves the cold as she walks Charlie and Henry, a pair of goldendoodles, on North Carll Avenue in Babylon on Dec. 10, 2018.

Santa Claus gives a hug to Ivana Cordova
Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

Santa Claus gives a hug to Ivana Cordova Alvarado of West Babylon, 4, at Cohen Children's Hospital in New Hyde Park on Dec. 5, 2018.

A woman feeds the ducks at Avalon Park
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

A woman feeds the ducks at Avalon Park in Stony Brook on Nov. 29, 2018.

Art revelers walk through the
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Art revelers walk through the "Acceptance - Unity Through Art" exhibition as part of a partnership between the Developmental Disabilities Institute and the New York City Art World on Nov. 28. 2018.

Roosevelt High School student-musicians perform during Canon's annual
Photo Credit: Shelby Knowles

Roosevelt High School student-musicians perform during Canon's annual holiday celebration on Nov. 27.

Commuters at the Babylon train station as service
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa Loarca

Commuters at the Babylon train station as service is restored back to normal on Nov. 23.

Commuters at the Babylon train station as service
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa Loarca

Commuters at the Babylon train station as service is restored back to normal on Nov. 23.

Misha Japanwala, of Huntington, shops at the East
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa Loarca

Misha Japanwala, of Huntington, shops at the East Northport Goodwill store on Nov. 23.

A car is overturned after a crash at
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

A car is overturned after a crash at the intersection of Straight Path and Sunrise Highway in Copiague on Nov. 20.

Abad Romano, 8, left, and Oliver Louis, 8,
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Abad Romano, 8, left, and Oliver Louis, 8, work on their peacock float in Kaileen Spadaro's 3rd-grade class at Great Neck Road Elementary School in Copiague on Nov. 20. During the hands-on STEM activity, third-graders at the school designed their own floats out of balloons and construction paper, inspired by floats seen in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Students and faculty at the Carrie Palmer Weber
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Students and faculty at the Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School in Port Washingon unveil a "Be Kind" mural on the facade of the school on Nov. 20. The mural, part of a collaboration with artists from Ben's Bells, aims to promote themes of kindness in schools throughout the United States.

Shaila Williams, 7, joined by students in Kaileen
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Shaila Williams, 7, joined by students in Kaileen Spadaro's 3rd-grade class, carries her Minnie Mouse float through the cafeteria at Great Neck Road Elementary School in Copiague on Nov. 20. During the hands-on STEM activity, third-graders at the school designed their own floats out of balloons and construction paper, inspired by floats seen in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Michelle Cohen of East Norwich, and her son
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Michelle Cohen of East Norwich, and her son Franklin Cohen, 7 1/2 months old, at a news conference at Northwell Health Center for Cancer, Pregnancy and Reproduction in New Hyde Park on Nov. 14.

Josh Cohen of East Norwich, and his son
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Josh Cohen of East Norwich, and his son Franklin Cohen, 7 1/2 months old, at a news conference at Northwell Health Center for Cancer, Pregnancy and Reproduction in New Hyde Park, Nov. 14, 2018.

Simonette Lezama, a veteran who served in Germany
Photo Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Simonette Lezama, a veteran who served in Germany and the Long Island National Guard, pats a horse named Rooster. Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) announced that, in partnership with Great Strides Long Island, Inc., they are launching Equine Experience Veterans Programs at their Saddle Rock Ranch in Middle Island on Nov.14.

Fay Scally shovels up fallen leaves and compacts
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

Fay Scally shovels up fallen leaves and compacts them with her foot in a garbage can on Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage, Nov. 14, 2018.

Jerry McCaffery, president and CEO or Mercy First,
Photo Credit: Shelby Knowles

Jerry McCaffery, president and CEO or Mercy First, addresses community member questions during the "Raise the Age" Q&A on Nov. 13, 2018.

Syosset community membe, John Schneider attends a Mercy
Photo Credit: Shelby Knowles

Syosset community membe, John Schneider attends a Mercy First "Raise the Age" Q&A event at South Woods Middle School on Nov. 13, 2018.

Workers prepare to hoist up the 2018 Rockefeller
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Workers prepare to hoist up the 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Nov. 10, 2018.

Co-workers from Syracuse, Utah, watch as workers put
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Co-workers from Syracuse, Utah, watch as workers put the 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in place at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Nov. 10, 2018.

Katie Currier, a professional dancer with Peridance Contemporary
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Katie Currier, a professional dancer with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company of New York City, leads a master class for dance students at Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset on Nov. 7.

Two woman with children in tow brave the
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Two woman with children in tow brave the heavy rain during an off and on rainy wet midterm Election Day in Jericho Commons in Jericho Tuesday Nov. 6, 2018

Members of the new NY state senate democratic
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Members of the new NY state senate democratic majority left to right, Anna Kaplan, Todd Kaminsky, James Gaughran, John E. Brooks, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins celebrate their victory at Democratic Election night victory party at the Garden City hotel. nov. 6, 2018

John Herson left, with Ricardo Rivera, center, help
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

John Herson left, with Ricardo Rivera, center, help Eileen Breslin, from New Hyde Park, repair a stapler, at the " Repair Cafe" event at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church in Wyandanch on Nov. 3, 2018.

John Herson, left, repairs a CD player, while
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

John Herson, left, repairs a CD player, while Bernie Roberts, center, and Ricardo Rivera work on an iron at the "Repair Cafe" event at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church in Wyandanch on Nov. 3, 2018.

John Herson from Smithtown repairs a CD player
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

John Herson from Smithtown repairs a CD player for a client at the " Repair Cafe" event at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church in Wyandanch on Nov. 3, 2018.

Jenna Sellers, 15, from Wyandanch, has her chorus
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Jenna Sellers, 15, from Wyandanch, has her chorus dress hemmed by Barbara Koos, of Bayshore, at the "Repair Cafe" event at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church in Wyandanch on Nov. 3, 2018.

New Yorkers under the direction of artist Day
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

New Yorkers under the direction of artist Day Schildkret create sculptures made from natural items on the 9/11 Memorial plaza in lower Manhattan on Nov. 2, 2018. The impermanent installation was part of the Reimagine End of Life Festival.

Helen Turner, the director of youth education at
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Helen Turner, the director of youth education at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, leads a group of students from Great Neck South High School on a tour of the center in Glen Cove on Nov 2, 2018.

Great Neck South student Kenelia Phillip, 13, looks
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Great Neck South student Kenelia Phillip, 13, looks at one of the exhibits at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County in Glen Cove on Nov. 2.

Actor Alec Baldwin leaves the NYPD's 6th Precinct
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Actor Alec Baldwin leaves the NYPD's 6th Precinct after he was arrested following a fight allegedly over a parking spot on Nov. 2, 2018, in Manhattan's West Village.

Bradley Borsett and Zuri Scannapieco play in the
Photo Credit: Shelby Knowles

Bradley Borsett and Zuri Scannapieco play in the field at the Belmont Lake State Park on Nov. 1, 2018.

Rob Zoccoli and Tayva Giannini, of Deer Park,
Photo Credit: Shelby Knowles

Rob Zoccoli and Tayva Giannini, of Deer Park, feed the ducks and geese at the Belmont Lake State Park on Nov. 1, 2018.

James Jacinth walks his golden retriever, Rivit, at
Photo Credit: Shelby Knowles

James Jacinth walks his golden retriever, Rivit, at the Belmont Lake State Park on Nov. 1, 2018.

Colleen and Joe Mule, Bay Shore, sit on
Photo Credit: Shelby Knowles

Colleen and Joe Mule, Bay Shore, sit on a bench overlooking the lake at the Belmont Lake State Park on Nov. 1, 2018.

A player runs during a Massapequa High School
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

A player runs during a Massapequa High School junior varsity football team practice at Burns Park in Massapequa on Oct. 25, 2018.

Gianna Volpe, 8, of of West Islip, center,
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Gianna Volpe, 8, of of West Islip, center, with friend Suri Sun, 10, of West Islip, left, laughs as she swings on the zipline at Bay Shore Manor Park, on Oct. 25, 2018.

Rhianna Barnett and Jaden Pierre don masks as
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Rhianna Barnett and Jaden Pierre don masks as Dr. Ranekka Dean, director of infection prevention at NYU Winthrop Hospital, teaches second-graders from Maurice W. Downing School how to protect themselves from flu germs on Oct. 25, 2018, in Malverne.

Ward Melville High School students participate in a
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Ward Melville High School students participate in a workshop on administering CPR at Ward Melville High School on Oct. 24, 2018.

Former State Senate leader Dean Skelos leaves a
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Former State Senate leader Dean Skelos leaves a federal courthouse in Manhattan with his wife, Gail, after being sentenced to 4 years and 3 months in prison on corruption charges and fined $500,000 on Oct. 24, 2018. Skelos, 70, of Rockville Centre, was retried and convicted in July of extortion and conspiracy to use his power in Albany to help his son, Adam, who was also convicted, get jobs and fees worth $300,000 from a developer, a Nassau County stormwater contractor and a Long Island medical malpractice insurer.

Keith Allison and his son Keith Jr., 6,
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Keith Allison and his son Keith Jr., 6, of West Babylon, fish together at the Fall Family Fishing & Children's Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

Keith Allison Jr., 6, of West Babylon, fishes
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Keith Allison Jr., 6, of West Babylon, fishes with his family at the Fall Family Fishing & Children's Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

Safraz Hakim of New Hyde Park helps his
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Safraz Hakim of New Hyde Park helps his son Zayd Hakim, 6, with his fishing rod at the Fall Family Fishing & Children's Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

Sheena Lacsina of West Hempstead and daughter Olivia
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Sheena Lacsina of West Hempstead and daughter Olivia Lacsina, 3, fish together at the Fall Family Fishing & Children's Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

Tommy Palamara ,8, who has sensory issues wears
Photo Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Tommy Palamara ,8, who has sensory issues wears headphones from a sensory bag he received at a Stony Brook University football game on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Stony Brook has trained staff members how to work with people with sensory issues (i.e., folks with autism, PTSD, etc.). During the football games there will be 50 "sensory bags" available for people who may be overwhelmed by all the noise and commotion (the bags include noise-canceling headphones, "fidget" balls and mesh, etc.)

Fisherman on the jetty in Hampton Bays on
Photo Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara / Thomas A. Ferrara

Fisherman on the jetty in Hampton Bays on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 17, 2018

Members of the Nassau County Police Department salute
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Members of the Nassau County Police Department salute the colors during their promotion and designation ceremony at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Oct. 16, 2018.

Catholic faithful participate in the feast of El
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Catholic faithful participate in the feast of El Senor de los Milagros (Christ of the Miracles) in Glen Cove on Oct. 14, 2018. Shown here, devotees carry the religious image on their shoulders to be venerated as it is processed through the street. The festival takes place every October throughout the world.

Carmella Raguso, the widow of National Guard airman
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Carmella Raguso, the widow of National Guard airman and FDNY Lt. Christopher Raguso, who died in Iraq, attends a ceremony at the Firemen's Memorial on Riverside Drive in Manhattan on Oct. 10, 2018. The 111th memorial service honors the 14 FDNY members who have died in the past year.

Firefighters salute the 14 FDNY members who have
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Firefighters salute the 14 FDNY members who have died in the past year, in the ceremony at the Firemen's Memorial on Riverside Drive in Manhattan on Oct. 10, 2018.

Tom Zatorski of Commack takes a dip in
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Tom Zatorski of Commack takes a dip in the waters of Centerport Beach Park in Centerport on Oct. 9.

Jade Council, 7, and her brother, Evan, 5,
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Jade Council, 7, and her brother, Evan, 5, from Brentwood, choose their apples at Mill Neck Manor's annual Apple Fest on Oct. 6, 2018.

Arienne Taormina, 8 of Smithtown practicing her trapeze
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa Loarca

Arienne Taormina, 8 of Smithtown practicing her trapeze skills at the iFly Trapeze school in Eisenhower Park on Oct. 5, 2018.

Briana Sheen, 3, of Bellmore, is lifted above
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Briana Sheen, 3, of Bellmore, is lifted above the waves by her grandma Mary-Louise Benderley, visiting from Niagara Falls, Canada, on an overcast but mild Saturday afternoon, Oct. 6, 2018, at Jones Beach.

Jim of Lake Ronkonkoma releases a fish he
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

Jim of Lake Ronkonkoma releases a fish he caught at Blydenburgh County Park in Hauppague on Oct. 5, 2018.

Trainer Kimberly Sarrica washes Campino, a middle-aged warmblood,
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Trainer Kimberly Sarrica washes Campino, a middle-aged warmblood, while working at Sagamore Hill Stables, on the property of Stanhope Stables in Huntington on Oct. 5, 2018.

Trainer Kimberly Sarrica washes Campino, a middle-aged warmblood,
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Trainer Kimberly Sarrica washes Campino, a middle-aged warmblood, while working at Sagamore Hill Stables, on the property of Stanhope Stables in Huntington on Oct. 5, 2018.

Visitors to Lincoln Center in Manhattan take advantage
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Visitors to Lincoln Center in Manhattan take advantage of sunny skies and the plaza fountain as fair, cool weather takes over the New York area on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

Javier Betancurt, 57, of Valley Stream, reels in
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Javier Betancurt, 57, of Valley Stream, reels in his catch while fishing in Cold Spring Harbor on Oct. 4, 2018.

Friends Andres Ruiz, 32, of Huntington, left, and
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Friends Andres Ruiz, 32, of Huntington, left, and Antonio Magana, 32, of Great Neck, cast their lines while fishing on a mild day in Cold Spring Harbor on Oct. 4, 2018.

Gaby Cedeno of Hampton Bays, left, and Tania
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Gaby Cedeno of Hampton Bays, left, and Tania Hernandez of East Quogue kid around at East Quogue Village Green in East Quogue on Oct. 4, 2018.

Former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and his
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and his wife, Linda, exit a federal court in Brooklyn with their attorneys after a pretrial hearing Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. A mistrial was declared during their first trial after the jury foreman sent a note saying he wished to be excused because he could no longer carry out his duty after nine days of deliberations.

Lily Blenk, 9, a fourth-grade student at East
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Lily Blenk, 9, a fourth-grade student at East Quogue Elementary School in East Quogue reads a letter of what she did with her family on "Family First Wednesdays" on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 as students, from left, Jack Stalters, 8, Lucus Gobler, 10, Andrew Stalters, 11, Jake Calloway, 9, and Drew Calloway, 11, listen. East Quogue Elementary School is expanding it's Family First Wednesdays, or no homework night, to two Wednesdays per month, giving students a break and allowing them to spend more time with family.

Students, from center left, Jack Stalters, 8, Lucas
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Students, from center left, Jack Stalters, 8, Lucas Gobler, 10, Andrew Stalters, 11, Jake Calloway, 9, Drew Calloway, 11, Sarah Beckmann, 8, and Lily Blenk, 9, at East Quogue Elementary School in East Quogue take turns to read their letters of what they did with their family on "Family First Wednesdays" on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Their school is expanding it's Family First Wednesdays or no homework night to two Wednesdays per month.

From right, Donovan Maldonado, 16, a junior at
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

From right, Donovan Maldonado, 16, a junior at Brentwood High School, runs with his friend Quincy Williams, 16, and brother, TJ Maldonado, 19, around the track at the school Oct. 4, 2018. Donavan, who suffered life-altering injuries after being struck by a car in 2016, announced that as part of his recovery, he will participate in the 2018 Catholic Health Services Suffolk County Marathon's 5-kilometer race on Oct. 28.

Donovan Maldonado, 16, a junior at Brentwood High
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Donovan Maldonado, 16, a junior at Brentwood High School, walks with his mother, Laura Garces, at Brentwood High School on Oct. 4, 2018. Donavan, who suffered life-altering injuries after being struck by a car in 2016, announced that as part of his recovery, he will participate in the 2018 Catholic Health Services Suffolk County Marathon's 5-kilometer race on Oct. 28.

Southampton Town Police Officer Christopher Florea, left, New
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Southampton Town Police Officer Christopher Florea, left, New York State Trooper Kristen Erario, center, and Southampton Town Police Officer Nelson Gonzalez, right, speak with residents during National Coffee with a Cop Day, held at Melrose Deli in Hampton Bays on Oct. 3, 2018.

Southampton Town police officers Gaspar Montalbano, left, and
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Southampton Town police officers Gaspar Montalbano, left, and Nelson Gonzalez, center, speak with East Quogue resident Carlos Arbelaez, during National Coffee with a Cop Day, held at Melrose Deli in Hampton Bays on Oct. 3, 2018.

With the Robert Moses Causeway as a backdrop,
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

With the Robert Moses Causeway as a backdrop, a seabird spreads its wings atop a post at Walker Park in Brightwaters Sept. 28, 2018.

Eastern Suffolk BOCES photography instructor Elizabeth Grafer holds
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Eastern Suffolk BOCES photography instructor Elizabeth Grafer holds a reflector as Cori Breunig of Port Jefferson, 16, photographs Anaiah Bryant of Port Jefferson, 16, at Smith Point County Park in Shirley Sept. 27, 2018. Students in Grafer's course visited the park to hone their photography skills, balancing composition with the use of natural light.

P.J. Cinque, a 2005 William Floyd High School
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

P.J. Cinque, a 2005 William Floyd High School graduate and Juilliard-trained double-bassist currently performing with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, works with bass players during a master class at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach Sept. 27, 2018. Chia-Ling Chien, the associate principal cello of the San Diego Symphony, also visited the school to work with students in bass and cello master classes.

Ninth-grade bass player Joe Mejia, 14, plays as
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Ninth-grade bass player Joe Mejia, 14, plays as P.J. Cinque, a 2005 William Floyd High School graduate and double-bassist with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, works with him and other bass players in a master class at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach Sept. 27, 2018.

Volunteer firefighters from the West Babylon Fire Department
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Volunteer firefighters from the West Babylon Fire Department extinguish a fire at Gershow Recycling in Lindenhurst Sept. 27, 2018.

Volunteer firefighters from the West Babylon Fire Department
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Volunteer firefighters from the West Babylon Fire Department extinguish a fire at Gershow Recycling in Lindenhurst Sept. 27, 2018.

Valerie McFadden, organizer of the Vigil for the
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Valerie McFadden, organizer of the Vigil for the National Day of Remembrance of Murder Victims in Uniondale, comforts 9-year-old Joden Bolling on Sept. 25, 2018. Joden's father, Joseph L. Bolling, was killed in 2011.

Conor Wesch, a 17-year-old senior at Newfield High
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Conor Wesch, a 17-year-old senior at Newfield High School in Selden, leans his head against his mom Allison after he hears his name announced from the pressbox at the start of of his school's Homecoming football game, Sept. 22, 2018, surprising him with his newly restored 2006 Chevy Impala SS. The car was a sentimental gift from his grandfather, and made possible through the Make-A-Wish- Foundation of Suffolk County and funding from members of his community. Wesch was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma last December.

Conor Wesch, a 17-year-old senior at Newfield High
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Conor Wesch, a 17-year-old senior at Newfield High School in Selden, was surprised at the start of the Homecoming football game, Sept. 22, 2018, by his newly restored 2006 Chevy Impala SS. The car was a sentimental gift from his grandfather, and made possible through the Make-A-Wish- Foundation of Suffolk County and funding from members of his community. Wesch was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma last December.

Army veteran Peter Killian salutes after being presented
Photo Credit: Bryan Bennett

Army veteran Peter Killian salutes after being presented with a Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal by Maj. Gen. Anthony Kropp at Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Sept. 22, 2018.

Marine veteran Lawrence Noon is presented a Vietnam
Photo Credit: Bryan Bennett

Marine veteran Lawrence Noon is presented a Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal by Maj. Gen. Anthony Kropp at Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Sept. 22, 2018.

Avery Telesca, a kindergartner at Woodward Parkway Elementary
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Avery Telesca, a kindergartner at Woodward Parkway Elementary School, snuggles up to her father, Army National Guard Captain Anthony Telesca, for the first time after his return home from a 9-month deployment in Iraq. Telesca surprised each of his three daughters Avery, Gianna, and Juliet, in their classrooms on Sept. 21, 2018.

Army National Guard Captain Anthony Telesca, back home
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Army National Guard Captain Anthony Telesca, back home after a 9-month deployment in Iraq, surprises his three daughters, Gianna, left, Juliet and Avery, in their classrooms at Woodward Parkway Elementary School, on Sept. 21, 2018.

Joseph Percoco, center, in red tie, leaves the
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Joseph Percoco, center, in red tie, leaves the federal courthouse in Manhattan after being sentenced on corruption-related charges, Sep. 20, 2018.

Distraught family members cry at the scene where
Photo Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Distraught family members cry at the scene where the body of 17-year-old Lamine Sarr washed up on Rockaway Beach at 98th Street on Sept. 18, 2018, in Queens. The teen had gone missing while swimming.

Herb Deitman, 71, of Bellmore, center, with Joe
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Herb Deitman, 71, of Bellmore, center, with Joe Pata, 78, of Bellmore, left, and Vicenzo Soccodato, 84, of Levittown, play a competitive game of Bocce Ball at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Sept. 13, 2018. Many say they've been playing together every week for years.

Marc Santiago, of Brentwood, fishes off the boat
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

Marc Santiago, of Brentwood, fishes off the boat pavillion docks at Robert Moses State Park, Sept. 12, 2018.

Jaclyn Losquadro and Adam O'Conner, from West Babylon,
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Jaclyn Losquadro and Adam O'Conner, from West Babylon, catch up on some reading on a mild and overcast day in Long Beach, Sept. 8, 2018.

Challenger Liuba Gretchen Shirely debates incumbent Rep. Peter
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Challenger Liuba Gretchen Shirely debates incumbent Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) in a town hall at the Bay Shore Brightwaters Public Library Sept. 8, 2018.

Incumbent Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) and his challenger
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Incumbent Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) and his challenger Liuba Gretchen Shirely face off in a town hall meeting at the Bay Shore Brightwaters Public Library on Sept. 8, 2018.

Madison Failla, 8, left, and Madison Perceval, 7,
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Madison Failla, 8, left, and Madison Perceval, 7, both of Massapequa, splash around in the bay at Tobay Beach on Sept. 6, 2018.

A man basks in the sun on the
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

A man basks in the sun on the boardwalk in Long Beach on Sept. 5, 2018.

Reporters speak with Srinivasa Rao, a scientist from
Photo Credit: Bryan Bennett

Reporters speak with Srinivasa Rao, a scientist from Floral Park, Queens at JFK in Queens, N.Y. on Sept. 5, 2018.

Kimberly Aponte carries her son Mayson, 1, into
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Kimberly Aponte carries her son Mayson, 1, into the sprinkler at the Carmansville playground on 152nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side on Sept. 4, 2018.

Ava Lafler, 5, kisses her mother, Meridith, as
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Ava Lafler, 5, kisses her mother, Meridith, as she waits to board a bus for the first day of kindergarten in Shirley on Sept. 4, 2018.

Kindergartners arrive at Charles E. Walters Elementary School
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Kindergartners arrive at Charles E. Walters Elementary School in Yaphank for the first day of school on Sept. 4, 2018.

Maeve Emery, 6, sits atop the shoulders of
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Maeve Emery, 6, sits atop the shoulders of her friend Maeve Moran, 9, both of Point Lookout, on a hot day on the beach in Point Lookout on Sept. 4, 2018.

Vivienne Cassidy, 4, of Rockville Centre, builds sand
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Vivienne Cassidy, 4, of Rockville Centre, builds sand castles on a hot day on the beach in Point Lookout on Sept. 4, 2018.

Mike Macchiapella, 94, a Huntington World War II
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Mike Macchiapella, 94, a Huntington World War II veteran, reviews the troops during a World War II re-enactment at the Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage on Sept. 1, 2018.

World War II veteran Robert Fritts, 92, watches
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World War II veteran Robert Fritts, 92, watches the festivities during the Vintage Wings, Wheels and Firetrucks event at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale on Sept. 1, 2018.

Eric Capobianco of Bayport gets a fire hose
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Eric Capobianco of Bayport gets a fire hose demonstration during the Vintage Wings, Wheels and Firetrucks event at American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale on Sept. 1, 2018.

Town of Hempstead hatchery staffer Matt O'Connor, left,
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Town of Hempstead hatchery staffer Matt O'Connor, left, and Cornell aquaculture specialist Gregg Rivara hose and sweep clam shells into the water while working to create a new shellfish sanctuary in Baldwin Bay on Aug. 31, 2018.

Liam Reiff, center, a West Babylon High School
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Liam Reiff, center, a West Babylon High School senior, oversees the construction of a 9/11 memorial for his Eagle Scout project. Reiff, his family and friends worked on the project at the high school on Aug. 27, 2018, ahead of its formal unveiling and dedication in September.

Liam Reiff, a West Babylon High School senior,
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Liam Reiff, a West Babylon High School senior, gets a hug from his mom Sheila Reiff on Aug. 27, 2018. Liam Reiff is overseeing the construction of a 9/11 memorial at the high school for his Eagle Scout project.

Katie Wong, 27, of Huntington, field worker at
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Katie Wong, 27, of Huntington, field worker at Youngs Farm in Old Brookville, harvests butternut squash on Aug. 28, 2018, in oppressive humidity.

Kelly Cummings, 58, a traffic control agent with
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Kelly Cummings, 58, a traffic control agent with Port Washington Police District, cools off while working in oppressive humidity on Aug. 28, 2018.

Katie Wong, 27, of Huntington, a field worker
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Katie Wong, 27, of Huntington, a field worker at Youngs Farm in Old Brookville, harvests tomatoes on Aug. 28, 2018, in the oppressive humidity.

Arianna Pierre, 10, and her cousin Mya Edouard
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Arianna Pierre, 10, and her cousin Mya Edouard 6, both of Westbury, pretend to hit the open road on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the new Dream It! Build It!...and Ride It! exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum on Aug. 28, 2018, in Garden City.

East Rockaway Village Mayor Bruno Romano, background right,
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East Rockaway Village Mayor Bruno Romano, background right, oversees town employees clean up dead fish in an East Rockaway canal on Aug. 22, 2018.

Police Officer Christopher Jablonski of Deer Park, holds
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Police Officer Christopher Jablonski of Deer Park, holds his niece, Ali Florio, 3, of Commack, following the commencement exercises of the 174th recruit class of the Suffolk County Police Department at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood on Aug. 24, 2018.

Ellianna Kaywood, 10, left, and Kassidy Fromm, 11,
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Ellianna Kaywood, 10, left, and Kassidy Fromm, 11, both of Medford, jump from their paddleboards while enjoying the afternoon at Meschutt Beach County Park in Hampton Bays on Aug. 27, 2018.

Harmony Dixion, 6, of Long Beach, has her
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Harmony Dixion, 6, of Long Beach, has her hair braided by Sasha Matthews, a Natural Hair Consultant, at Studio Ten31 in Baldwin on Aug. 27, 2018.

Stalin Gonzaga and son Jahdiel were the first
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Stalin Gonzaga and son Jahdiel were the first to swim in the reopened pool at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood on Aug. 18, 2018.

People release water lanterns at North Hempstead Beach
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People release water lanterns at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington, on Aug. 25, 2018.

People release water lanterns at North Hempstead Beach
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People release water lanterns at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington, on Aug. 25, 2018.

People release water lanterns at North Hempstead Beach
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People release water lanterns at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington on Aug. 25, 2018.

Izzie Lemke, 13, of East Islip, student of
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Izzie Lemke, 13, of East Islip, student of the Mulvihill-Lynch School of Irish Dance in Lake Ronkonkoma, performs at the 58th annual Long Island Scottish Festival at Old Westbury on Aug. 25, 2018.

Danielle Cahanap of New Jersey at the caber
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Danielle Cahanap of New Jersey at the caber toss event at the 58th annual Long Island Scottish Festival at Old Westbury on Aug. 25, 2018.

Chris Gobler, marine biologist, oceanographer and Stony Brook
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Chris Gobler, marine biologist, oceanographer and Stony Brook University professor, holds baby clams at the Southampton Marine Station on Aug. 24, 2018. The state has created a task force to delve into the impact of ocean acidification on New York's coastal waters, including how the global problem could one day devastate aquaculture and marine life.

Walter and Orga Yasinsky of West Hampton Beach
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Walter and Orga Yasinsky of West Hampton Beach enjoy their afternoon reading by the Shinnecock Inlet in Hampton Bays on Aug. 24, 2018.

Farmingville Firefighter Rich Houlihan, right, reaches for the
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Farmingville Firefighter Rich Houlihan, right, reaches for the ball during a round-robin volleyball tournament to benefit the Lt. Joseph DiBernardo Memorial Foundation on Aug. 23, 2018, at a Holiday Inn Express in South Setauket.

Anthony Castagna, 16, waters the plants in the
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Anthony Castagna, 16, waters the plants in the Village of Cedarhurst on Aug. 23, 2018.

Meredith Harvell of Sayville and her son Grant
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Meredith Harvell of Sayville and her son Grant Harvell, 1, enjoy the swings at Sayville Marina Park.

Thomas Flynn-Kocourek, 24, of East Meadow, rides his
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Thomas Flynn-Kocourek, 24, of East Meadow, rides his skateboard on Aug. 21, 2018, through Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

Maggie Riley, 18, of Oakdale and Mason Gatewood,
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Maggie Riley, 18, of Oakdale and Mason Gatewood, 18, of Garden City, catch some rays on Aug. 21, 2018, while relaxing in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

Families gathered at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish
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Families gathered at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium to watch several species of newly hatched baby turtles during their first outdoor adventure, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.

Two-year-old Anna Palmer and her mom, Carrie, of
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Two-year-old Anna Palmer and her mom, Carrie, of Amityville, join families gathered at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium to watch several species of newly hatched baby turtles during their first outdoor adventure, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.

Timothy and Christina Moran of Huntington brought their
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Timothy and Christina Moran of Huntington brought their daughters Chloe, 4, left, and Mackenzie, 1, to the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium to see newly hatched baby turtles, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.

Stalin Gonzaga and his 6-year-old son Jahdiel were
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Stalin Gonzaga and his 6-year-old son Jahdiel were the first to swim in the just reopened pool at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.

Seven-year-old Jayden Bristol, of Freeport, gets his hair
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Seven-year-old Jayden Bristol, of Freeport, gets his hair cut at Trimz barbershop in Freeport on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Children were provided with free haircuts, school supplies and new sneakers at the barbershop's 14th event.

Levar Broughton, owner of Trimz barbershop, gives free
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Levar Broughton, owner of Trimz barbershop, gives free haircuts to children with his staff in Freeport on Aug. 18, 2018. Children were given school supplies and new sneakers at the barbershop's 14th event.

Bride Taryn Wapples, 33, of Briarwood, Queens, with
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Bride Taryn Wapples, 33, of Briarwood, Queens, with her father Harold Moorer, 67, of Augusta, Georgia, admires her engagement ring as she prepares to walk down the aisle at Coral House in Baldwin, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, the most popular wedding day of the year, according to data from the Knot.

Hair stylist Natalyn Obey, 30, left, gives 5-year-old
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Hair stylist Natalyn Obey, 30, left, gives 5-year-old Jelisabeth a free haircut at Trimz barber shop in Freeport on Aug. 18, 2018. Children were provided with free school supplies and new sneakers at the barbershop's 14th event.

President Donald Trump greets supporters at Gabreski Airport
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President Donald Trump greets supporters at Gabreski Airport on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, while Rep. Lee Zeldin, right, looks on.

A passerby is reflected in a puddle at
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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