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.
Alexis Villafuerte, 18, of East Meadow, in foreground, kicks around his soccer ball with friend Roberto Hernandez, 19, of East Meadow, as evening approaches at Eisenhower Park, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.
Sunlight reflects off the pavement of 10th Avenue in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan as it filters though passing clouds Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.
The world-renowned statue of Christopher Columbus highlights Columbus Circle on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Manhattan. Earlier today, the first of several scheduled public hearings, officiated by a panel established by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, will come together to examine "hateful" displays in the city and seek public comment.
Members of the board of elections count absentee and affidavit ballots in the close Glen Cove mayor's race on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 in Mineola.
Don Balducci, Bethpage, helps carry donated turkeys to the Island Harvest Food Bank in the parking lot of the Bethpage Federal Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 in Bethpage.
The Rev. Michael Sniffen flips through The Saint John's Bible, a handwritten illuminated Bible, at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.
Dr. Prabhu Mehta, Chief of Neonatology at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, holding babies Alijah, left, and Oscar as they "graduate" from the NICU on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The staff threw a party for the families to celebrate World Prematurity Day.
Nancy Urban, a patient at the Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center kisses, Elvis, a rescue horse at Spririt's Promise Equine Rescue Farm in Riverhead, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. The Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center has started equine therapy for those with the disease.
Miranda Masone, of Port Jefferson Station, right, with her newly adopted sister Magdalene, 2, during National Adoption Day at Central Islip Family Court, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.
Dominick Miciotta, left, with newly adopted daughter, Alice, 4 months (second left), son Leo Smith-Miciotta, and partner Jason Smith, all of Dix Hills, during National Adoption Day at Central Islip Family Court on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.
Gabriel Szczepaniak,10, of Copiague practices in the skate park at Tanner Park in Copiague on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.
Is it real? A boy tests Santa's beard on Nov. 14, 2017, at Roosevelt Field, where students from Stratford Avenue School and Stewart School in Garden City donated items they collected for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.
Katharina Kruse of Brooklyn paddles out in search of waves on a chilly afternoon in Long Beach on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.
Jerry Jerome, an Army veteran from Huntington, joins his VFW comrades during the American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244's annual Veterans Day bbservance at Greenlawn Park in Greenlawn on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.
Jason Linzer of Seaford lets out a yell as he crosses the finish line in the Class B NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships at Wayne Central School on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.
Center Moriches' Ben Hamilton, right, and Thomas Luongo celebrate their second goal during a Class B semifinal at the 2017 NYSPHSAA Boys Soccer Championships on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Middletown.
Veterans and dignitaries turn out to dedicate the Veterans Memorial in Brightwaters on Saturday, Nov.11, 2017.
Falling leaves mean play time for Kenzo Calderon, 3, and his dad, Chris, 28, at Heckscher Park, in Huntington on Nov. 11, 2017.
Wheatley's Mary Ma reacts to a point during the girls Class B finals match against Elwood / John Glenn on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.
Lori Riley, left, holds her late husband Willie Riley's Purple Heart, along with his daughter Heather Jackson, a senior airman in the Air National Guard, at Willie Riley's plaque at a columbarium at Calverton National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017. The family was reunited with the long-lost medal, which the late Riley received for injuries suffered during the Vietnam War, but not before the Riverhead veteran's 2016 death.
Heather Jackson holds her father Willie Riley's Purple Heart at his plaque at a columbarium at Calverton National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017. The family was reunited with the long-lost medal, which the late Riley received for injuries suffered during the Vietnam War, but not before the Riverhead veteran's 2016 death.
Jelani Alladin, a member of the new Broadway production of Frozen, is reflected in the mirror as he works with kids at Beyond the Stage as they kick off a new program that brings Broadway stars to inspire and educate children on stage on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Plainview.
Students at South Side Middle School at the strike-affected Rockville Centre district board Baumann buses on Nov. 10, 2017.
John J. Connell, right, 80, of Huntington, receives his father's World War I jacket from John Chalker, 64, a member of the New York Army National Guard from Port Washington, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building in Huntington on Nov. 10, 2017. Chalker wanted to reunite the jacket with its owner after he found it in a house scheduled for demolition in the late 1970s; he didn't know where to begin, so he saved it. Recently he sought help from the Huntington Historical Society, which located Connell, son of Michael Connell, who died in 1955.
Maria Orellana, right, mother of victim Javier Castillo, at the funeral for her son at St. John of God Church in Central Islip on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Wheatley players celebrate their win at the Nassau High School Volleyball Girls Class B finals where they defeated Seaford at SUNY Old Westbury in Old Westbury on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.
Susan Dalessandro, left, of Valley Stream, and Kathy Dixon, right, of Stewart Manor, nieces of Sister Grace Regina Wingenfeld, celebrate Wingenfeld's 106th birthday on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Sisters of St. Dominic in Amityville.
Newly elected Nassau Legis. Joshua Alexander Lafazan and Nassau County Executive-elect Laura Curran outside the Theodore Roosevelt County Executive Building on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Mineola.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to members of the media at City Hall in Manhattan a day after being re-elected on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Mayor de Blasio is the first Democratic mayor in New York City to win re-election since Ed Koch in 1985.
Suffolk DA-elect Timothy Sini speaks during an interview in Babylon on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.
Ed Wehrheim, at right, joins Smithtown Republican committee chair Bill Ellis, in celebrating after declaring victory in his race for Smithtown supervisor at Napper Tandy's in Smithtown on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.
Kids compete in tug of war during NYC Parks Field Day at Betsy Head Park on Dumont Avenue in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.
Jack Martins, Republican candidate for Nassau County executive, votes at The Wheatley School in Old Westbury on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.
Five Towns College's new feathered mascot Fader dances with senior Jamila Gordon of Elmont, 21, during a pep rally and mascot inauguration at the school's gym in Dix Hills on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. The college went through a year-long process to survey, create, build, and launch the new mascot.
Colin Culhane of Sayville goes for a jog at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, as the sun begins to set.
Murray Leff, 94, at his home in Bellerose on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Leff is a WWII vet who sneaked a camera onto the battlefield and took some amazing photos showing the underside of war.
Fishermen try their luck at sunrise at the Montauk Lighthouse, where it was 63 degrees on Monday morning, Nov. 6, 2017.
A mourner wipes away tears during a tribute on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, along the route where where a truck terror attack killed eight people on Oct. 31 on the bicycle path next to West Street in lower Manhattan.
Caroline Murphy, 7, and Charlotte Heym, 6, enjoy playtime at the Oaks School playground in Oceanside on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.
Lisa Tuozzolo of Huntington is comforted by police officers during a ceremony where a plaque was dedicated to her husband Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo at the NYPD 43rd Precinct in the Bronx on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Tuozzolo, a 19-year veteran of the force, was killed in the line of duty a year ago while responding to a domestic dispute in the Bronx.
Lisa Tuozzolo of Huntington, with her two sons, Joseph, in her arms, and Austin, is joined by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill during a plaque dedication ceremony for her husband, Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo in front of the 43rd Precinct in The Bronx on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Tuozzolo, a 19-year NYPD veteran was killed in the line of duty a year ago while responding to a domestic dispute in the Bronx.
Participants begin a race as a prelude to tomorrow's NYC Marathon, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. The Abbott Dash to the Fish Line 5K began this morning at the United Nations Building and finished in midtown Manhattan.
Participants begin a race as a prelude to tomorrow's NYC Marathon, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. The Abbott Dash to the Fish Line 5K began this morning at the United Nations Building and finished in midtown Manhattan.
Brooklyn-based musician Andrew Ranaudo with his dog Eaton after Eaton graduated as a service dog, Friday Nov. 3, 2017 at Genesis Center in Medford. Ranaudo is a concert pianist and teacher with a degenerative physical condition. Eaton, who was trained by volunteers at Canine Companions for Independence on Long Island, can open and close doors, turn lights on and off and retrieve dropped items.
Bike rider Marybeth Kelly, whose husband, Carl Henry Nacht, was killed while riding his bicycle 11 years ago also on the West Side Highway prays at the memorial of flowers and photos along the bike path for the eight bikers killed during terrorist attack in Manhattan, Friday, Nov. 3, ,2017.
With high temperatures around 70 degrees, a cyclist takes in the fall foliage and unseasonably warm weather while riding through Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.
Michael Capuano, president of Citizens for a Better Islip, is interviewed about the district's filing of a lawsuit in the State Supreme Court against the Islip Town Board and developers of the Heartland mixed-use project in Brentwood. Capuano supports the project.
A person pauses at a makeshift memorial Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Chambers and West Streets in lower Manhattan, where a terror attack that mowed down people on a bike trail came to a halt.
Workers moving the memorial of flowers, hearts and crosses for the eight people killed from along the bike path where a terrorist struck to a place a few feet away on the West Side Highway off of West Houston Street, Nov. 3, 2017.
John Hummer, who says he lives part time in New York, pauses while on a bike ride to kneel and pays his respects at concrete barriers that the city placed after a deadly terror attack on bicyclists and others on a bike trail.
A man leaves the beach after surf fishing as the sun sets at Robert Moses State Park, Fire Island, Nov. 2, 2017.
Marvin Luna, of Freeport, waxes and winterizes a boat named Yellowfin at a marina on the Hudson canal in Freeport, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.
Jay Amodio of Baldwin relaxes with a scratch-off lotto ticket after his workday ends at Milburn Creek Park and Boat Launch in Freeport, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.
From left, Berthe Odoposoff, Mary Salerno and Paula Smith Levitt dance as part of a new research study to determine whether dance and other forms of physical exercise will improve their memory and well-being on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Lake Success.
From left, Berthe Odoposoff, Esther Feldman and Phyllis Roth dance with dance instructor, Cecilia Fontanesi, as part of a new research study to determine whether dance and other forms of physical exercise will improve memory and well-being on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Lake Success.
Nassau County Police conduct a search in the Massapequa Preserve on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.
Jack Martins, second from left, campaigns with the support of former Gov. George Pataki, coming out door, and meets with residents and business owners in his bid to become the next Nassau County executive on Oct. 26, 2017.
Former Gov. George Pataki, second from left, campaigns Oct. 26, 2017, for Jack Martins, left, who is seeking to become the next Nassau County executive.
Bonnie Abelew and her sister Beth with their golden retrievers Gryphon and Phoenix dressed as phoenix birds won first place overall during the 4th Annual Nassau Barkfest, Long Island's Largest Pet Costume Contest and Parade, held at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.
Dan Clark of Merrick tries his luck fishing at the Massapequa Preserve on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.
Dan Clark of Merrick fishes at the Massapequa Preserve on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.
Jarrel Freeman, 29, of Hempstead, catches some air on his skateboard at Tanner Park in Copiague late Friday afternoon, Oct. 27, 2017.
Terrance Clark, 33, of Amityville, catches some air on his skateboard at Tanner Park in Copiague late Friday afternoon, Oct. 27, 2017.
Bob Reno with his shih tzu Roxy dressed as a clown during the annual Nassau Barkfest, Long Island's Largest Pet Costume Contest and Parade, held at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.
Bobby Bruno a coon hound dressed as a super hero during the Nassau Barkfest, Long Island's Largest Pet Costume Contest and Parade, held at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.
Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota leaves federal court in Central Islip following arraignment on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Spota and one of his chief aides have been indicted on federal charges in a cover-up of former Suffolk Police Chief James Burke's assault of a suspect in 2012.
10th-graders Julianne Erhard, 15, left, and Samantha Peterkin, 15, share a canvas as they paint a sugar skull at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The event, held in recognition of the Day of the Dead, was offered by Mepham's ELITE (Enriching Learners in Tomorrow's Education) after-school program in conjunction with Key to My Art Studio.
Members of the FREE Players Drum & Bugle Corps, selected as the first special needs group to perform at the DCI World Championships in 2018, play on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 in Old Bethpage.
Petty Officer 1st Class Delcon Ferguson, U.S. Navy sees his daughter, Naevia Ferguson, 2, for the first time in a year since his deployment in Djibouti, Africa. Ferguson surprised Naevia at the Copiague Christian School in Copiague, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.
Petty Officer 1st Class Delcon Ferguson, U.S. Navy, sees his daughter Naevia Ferguson, 2, for the first time in a year since his deployment in Djibouti, Africa. Ferguson surprised Naevia at the Copiague Christian School in Copiague, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. At right is his wife Manouscca Ferguson, holding Naevia.
New York City subway riders walk past a Heineken advertisement in walkway that connects the F and 1,2,3, lines on 14th Street in Manhattan on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The Metropolitan Transit Authority voted on Wednesday to ban alcohol ads on all agency properties.
The Queens Museum unveils a state-of-the-art lighting system to shine on the Panorama of the City of New York, the world's largest scale model featuring the five boroughs. The museum received an assist from Amazon Studios after the studio filmed part of the movie Wonderstruck at the Panorama, Manhattan, Oct. 25, 2017.
Umbrellas were plentiful on the Stony Brook University campus, including one that blew inside out, as rain and high winds moved over Long Island on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.
A pizza delivery man battles wind and rain at the Plainview Shopping Centre, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.
A man in Long Beach during a rainy afternoon, Tuesday Oct. 24, 2017.
Southold Junior-Senior High School technology education teacher Matt Pfister, left, and Jamie Engles, 14, a ninth-grade student, launch a duck boat at Founders Landing boat launch in Southold on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Students in the school's technology club built the boat.
Southold Junior-Senior High School technology teacher Matt Pfister, right, and student Joe Berry, 17, christen the two wooden duck boats built by students in the school's technology club before their maiden voyage at Founders Landing in Southold, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Pfister's students built the boats from start to finish and tested their achievements with a ride in the Peconic Bay.
Health care professionals from Stony Brook Medicine pose for a group photograph before departing for Puerto Rico to help with relief and health services on Oct. 24, 2017. The Stony Brook group is part of a 75-member health care team going to Puerto Rico.
A Long Island Rail Road train struck a car on the tracks east of Bethpage on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. The accident on the Ronkonkoma line was reported at 7:06 a.m.
Fog sets on a farm in Cutchogue on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
At the ground-breaking of Cpl. Chris Levi's "smart home" by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, John Hodge, chief operating officer of the foundation, Cpl. Chris Levi, Juan Serrano and Joseph Schulman of Northwell Health ceremonially shovel dirt on the grounds of Levi's soon-to-be-home in Melville on Oct. 22, 2017.
Suffolk County police recruits are sworn in at the police academy in Brentwood on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.
Charo Lopez, sister of fallen Nassau police officer Arthur Lopez, receives a hug on the Police Officer Arthur Lopez Memorial Bridge during a memorial service on the fifth anniversary of his death on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Bellerose.
Ward Melville Girls Tennis celebrate their win during the Suffolk High School girls tennis team final between Ward Melville and Half Hollow Hills East on Monday Oct. 23, 2017, at William Floyd High School.
Actor Wayne Pretlow performs "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," from the musical "Guys and Dolls," with students at Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. A full dress rehearsal, with guest appearances from award-winning Broadway stars, was held Monday in advance of the school's Broadway Supports the Long Island High School for the Arts show, which took place Monday evening. Broadway stars performed scenes and songs from popular musicals for the school's students to show their support for public arts education and inspire the students to follow their dreams.
Students look on in awe as Steven "HeaveN" Cantor displays his beatboxing skills at Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. A full dress rehearsal, with guest appearances from award-winning Broadway stars, was held Monday in advance of the school's "Broadway Supports the Long Island High School for the Arts" show, which took place Monday evening. Broadway stars performed scenes and songs from popular musicals for the school's students to show their support for public arts education and inspire the students to follow their dreams.
Brendan Kohn of Tampa, Florida, performs a skateboard trick in Foley Square, Manhattan, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.
Jon Ledecky, Islanders co-owner, gives Michael Burzo, 12, of Huntington Station, a "Yes, Yes, Yes" Islander's pin, something you only get if you meet one of the owners, while his mother, Jamie Burzo, sits next to him, while riding a the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal.
Ryan Beharry, 10, from Long Branch, NJ, holds a trout that he caught at the annual Fall Freshwater Fishing and Children's Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.
Brandon Guardado, 7, of Inwood, watches as Barbara Beckerman gives a spinning demonstration at the Rock Hall Museum Country Fair in Lawrence on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.
Richard Beharry, 14, from Jamaica, Queens, hold up the trout that he caught at the annual Fall Freshwater Fishing and Children's Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.
(L) Eric Miller serves Clam Chowder at Rum, Island Inspired Cuisine and Rum Bar, during the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce Fourth Annual Fall Festival, featuring The Chili and Chowder Contest, on Oct. 21, 2017, in Patchogue.
Marc Lapointe, from Hempstead, helps his daughter, Zara, 5, cast her line at the annual Fall Freshwater Fishing and Children's Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.
Afternoon fall sunlight casts long shadows on a school playground Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Logan Sandoval, 6, a first-grader at Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School in Rocky Point, eats an apple Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. It was Big Apple Crunch Day, which celebrates food grown in New York State.
Immigrant advocates march from Brentwood to Massapequa Park on Thursday Oct. 19, 2017, as they try to call for "a clean Dream Act" that would give legal status to young immigrants dubbed "Dreamers." Many young immigrants are worried about losing protection from deportation as the Trump administration cancels an Obama executive action known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act, or DACA.
Yolanda Jones and Douglas Anglin of Hempstead help their son Christian Jones-Anglin, 4, conquer the monkey-bars on a mild sunny fall day at Coes Neck Park in Baldwin on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.
Recruits entering the NYPD Police Academy are sworn in at the academy in Flushing, Queens, on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.
Nassau County Police Officer Todd Atkin uses a laser gun to enforce vehicle and traffic laws in a school zone in New Hyde Park on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.
A rescue at sea off Moriches Inlet on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.
New York City Fire Department graduation ceremony, 12010 Flatlands Ave. Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.
On a brilliant fall afternoon, seasoned chess players Neil Cohen, left, of Medford and Rich Viale of Kings Park, practiced their chess skills at a park in Kings Park on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, as they prepared for an upcoming chess tournament.
Brett Gardner of the Yankees slides home for a run in the third inning past catcher Brian McCann of the Houston Astros in game five of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 in the Bronx.
From left, Grant Finkelstein, Kadence Gonzalez, Ben Zelenetz, and Makayla Curtis of Lawrence Woodmere Academy set up their wind turbine as they compete at the Cradle of Aviation Museum's annual KidWind Challenge on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 in Garden City.
Sean Ludwick, inside Judge Fernando Camacho's courtroom at First District Court in Central Islip on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Ludwick was sentenced for killing Paul Hansen while driving drunk in Sag Harbor.
Sunrise was at 7:08 on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, and the birds at Robert Moses Field 5 had a perfect perch for a "bird's-eye view" of the rising sun.
Aerial view of the 7-acre corn maze at F&W Schmitt Farm on Pinelawn Road in Melville, on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2017. The maze depicts a waving farmer (upper left) on a tractor with the words "Since 1944" inscribed below.
Madison Munoz, 20, of 26 Kent Rd. in Shirley is arrested and charged with robbing the Bridgehampton National Bank at 630 Montauk Hwy.in Shirley around 10:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.
Catherine Hansen, wife of victim Paul Hansen, with their sons Austin, 13, left, and Hunter, 16, at First District Court in Central Islip on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, after Sean Ludwick was sentenced for killing Paul while driving drunk in Sag Harbor.
Conor G. Norman, of Long Beach, with his family at the New York City Fire Department graduation ceremony at 12010 Flatlands Ave. in Brooklyn on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.
Madison Munoz, 20, of 26 Kent Rd. in Shirley is arrested and charged with robbing the Bridgehampton National Bank at 630 Montauk Hwy. in Shirley around 10:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.
Anisa Ali, 2, of Syosset, right, helps her friend Nour Senan,18 months, of Manhasset, tie her shoelaces as the girls stroll with their mothers by the bay in Port Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.
Tara Neis enjoys reading her book in her personal hammock at Heckscher State Park in East Islip on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.
Science teacher Carol Hersh, center, hugs senior Ann Zhang, 17, after Zhang found out that she was named a semifinalist in the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology at Great Neck South High School in Lake Success Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Other semifinalists from the school look on, from left, Cindy Wang, 17, Matthew Chen, 17, and Kimberly Lu, 17.
Tong Ye, 15, a sophomore, lifts Arooba Ahmed, a junior, in an embrace as the Long Island semifinalists in the Siemens Math, Science, and Technology competition are announced at Half Hollow Hills East in Dix Hills, Oct. 17, 2017.
Brandon Bloom, 8, gets a fist pump from one of the NY Islanders players during his "Islander for a Day" experience at the team's practice in East Meadow on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Brandon was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in April 2016 and is being treated at Stony Brook Children's Hospital where he will finish his treatment in August 2018.
Herrick High School's Christina Kim, Rushi Patel, Ryan Hou, Sahith Vadada, Joanna Lau and Shifa Ali, the semifinalists in the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor sports a personalized Hofstra jersery alongside Gail Prudenti, president of Hofstra University's Maurice A. Deane School of Law, during a wide-ranging conversation on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.
A cool evening yields to a colorful, partly cloudy sunset over Manhattan Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.
Matt Rodriguez from Bay Shore, left, and Bernie Mason from Sayville fish for striped bass at Smith Point Beach on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 on a cool fall day.
Emily Joseph, left, and Ayssa Lam, both 13, students of Malori Steinhauser's Home and Careers class at Herricks Middle School in Albertson, combine skills to create stuffed monsters with stories behind their styles, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.
Monica Rocafort, 26, wipes a tear as she talks about the hurricane that devastated her home in Puerto Rico, during an interview at Touro College in Central Islip on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Rocafort is among students who will be attending law school at the college for eight weeks.
The American Museum of Natural History unveils one of the new featured specimens on Oct. 16, 2017: a sparkling 12-foot-tall amethyst geode, recently acquired from Uruguay to celebrate the redesign of the Hall of Gems and Minerals. It will be on temporary view in the Museum's Grand Gallery through the 2017 holiday season. The museum will undertake a complete redesign of its Hall of Gems and Minerals to reorganize the 11,000-square-foot space.
Sara Marrero from Riverhead, left, and Emily Sabean from Middle Island bundle up on their walk at Smith Point Beach on a cool, fall day, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.
Candidates for Nassau County Executive -- Democrat Laura Curran and Republican Jack Martins -- debate at a forum hosted by News12 Long Island on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 in Woodbury.
Mileena Stephens, 2, of East Patchogue, gets a kiss from Ava, a Boston Terrier, at the Great Pup-Kin Fest at the Four Seasons in Holbrook as Meredith Festa of Paws Unite People holds the dog on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The event featured pet adoptions and dogs in costumes.
Jackson Kennedy, 5, and Charlotte Rizzo, 5, both from Huntington, dig into their candied apples at the annual apple festival at the Huntington Historical Society, Daniel W. Kissam House, in Huntington, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
Entertainers dance during the the 2017 Diwali Mela (Hindu festival of lights) held in Hicksville on Sunday, Oct 15, 2017.
Lilah Saks, 2, from Huntington, searches for the perfect pumpkin at the Elwood Pumpkin Farm, in Huntington, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
People take a group photo at the American Cancer Society's Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk at Jones Beach in Wantagh, Oct. 15, 2017.
Ashley Haeseker of West Babylon and her energetic Siberian Huskies Shasta and Nanook exercise at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon, Friday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2017.
Wilson and Elvia Mendoza, of Brentwood, pose for a photo, taken by, Wilson Montufar, with their sister Emely Mendoza, 3, after being married at City Hall in Argyle Park in Babylon.
Brenda Agudelo, 21, of Islandia, reads by the water with her dog Sammy, on a mild fall Friday afternoon at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon, Oct. 13, 2017.
Jovanni Gully stretches to reach the ball as he played catch with his friend Joe Burriesci in their East Farmingdale neighborhood.
Ezra Prendergast of North Babylon runs soccer drills at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon while keeping in shape for his amateur club team, the Long Island Fusion, on a mild fall Friday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2017.
Joe Rogosich of West Babylon and his 6-month-old English bulldog puppy Wally, take a stroll at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon on a mild fall Friday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2017. Rogosich and his wife recently lost their beloved 10-year-old English Bulldog and Wally had helped them start to heal.
The Rockettes rehearse their classic Tap Number, "The Twelve Days Of Christmas," from The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes at their rehearsal space Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Manhattan.
Sophie, 4, and Grayson Kwon, 2, of East Williston, search for the perfect pumpkin with mom, Junny, at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.
New York Yankees' Brett Gardner celebrates with teammates after defeating the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS game 5 at Progressive Field, Cleveland, on Wednesday Oct. 11, 2017.
Officer Krause and his K-9 dog, Wolf, who is being trained in bomb sniffing demonstrate some techniques during a visit with Ruth Squillace's criminal justice class at Shoreham-Wading River High School on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Six members of the Suffolk County K-9 unit gave a lecture and demonstration to students.
Rich Sullivan, of Williston Park, surfcasts in rough waters at Field 6, Jones Beach, on Oct. 12, 2017.
The flag is flown at half-staff in front of Lynbrook Village Hall, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in memory of Mayor William J. Hendrick, who died Wednesday following complications from a heart attack.
Abby Cushing was among BOCES students who learned about piping at the National Grid Training Center and about what it takes to run a energy company on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Melville.
Holden Bua-Carroll, 8, takes a swing during practice with his dad, Frank Bua, at Manhasset Valley Park in Manhasset on Oct. 11, 2017.
The rainbow flag, an international symbol of LGBT liberation and pride, is raised for the first time at Stonewall National Monument on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. The National Park Service recently ceded jurisdiction for the flagpole, which is within the boundaries of federal monument, to New York City.
People walk past an installation of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors" under the Washington Square Arch in Manhattan on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. The multi-venue exhibition, made of security fencing, is meant to inspire discussion of the global refugee crisis.
First responders examine a vehicle from which an off-duty Brookhaven firefighter pulled a Holbrook woman seconds before an LIRR train struck the stranded vehicle on Tuesday night, Oct. 10, 2017, near Montauk Highway and Arthur Avenue in Brookhaven.
Janice Esposito, 43, of Holbrook reunites with Peter DiPinto Sr., an off-duty Brookhaven firefighter, on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, a day after DiPinto pulled her seconds before an LIRR train struck her stranded vehicle near Montauk Highway and Arthur Avenue in Brookhaven.
Manhasset goalie Ava Albanese with the scoop during the Nassau High School girls soccer game at Manhasset High School in Manhasset on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Manhasset defeated North Shore 2-1.
Firefighters douse a burning 2001 Toyota Sequoia on the eastbound Northern State Parkway near Exit 34 on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Rufus Williams, 52, of Hempstead, was killed after his Sequoia struck the side of an overpass, State Police said.