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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.

Smithtown Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Barbara Franco
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Smithtown Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Barbara Franco kissing Patrick Vecchio after his Final Town Council meeting ending a 40-year career as Town Supervisor in the Victor T Liss board room in Smithtown Town Hall Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017.

Rich Daly, a master carver with Ice Melodies
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Rich Daly, a master carver with Ice Melodies based in Mastic Beach, puts the finishing touches on his giant menorah made entirely out of ice as people gathered near the Port Washington LIRR station Tuesday evening, Dec 12, 2017, to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah.

People march along 6th Ave. in Manhattan Friday,
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

People march along 6th Ave. in Manhattan Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 as they protest this weeks decision by President Trump calling Jerusalem the official capital of Israel. Hundreds gathered in Times Square and then marched to Columbus Circle.

People march along 6th Ave. in Manhattan Friday,
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

People march along 6th Ave. in Manhattan Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 as they protest this weeks decision by President Trump calling Jerusalem the official capital of Israel. Hundreds gathered in Times Square and then marched to Columbus Circle.

Kulvinder Kaur, grows emotional while speaking about her
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Kulvinder Kaur, grows emotional while speaking about her daughter at her Levittown home, Friday, Dec 8, 2017. Taranjit Parmar, 18, stepped out of her sport utility vehicle following a minor accident last month and was run over by the other driver and left for dead. No person has yet been charged.

Mary Anne Kocon of Huntington takes a horse
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

Mary Anne Kocon of Huntington takes a horse out to graze before sunset at Caumsett State Park in Lloyd Harbor, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

With uncertain cloudy skies, a woman out for
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

With uncertain cloudy skies, a woman out for some exercise on a chilly afternoon on the boardwalk at Long Beach, Friday Dec. 8, 2017 before the snow fall expect Saturday.

With skies darkening ahead of anticipated overnight snow,
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

With skies darkening ahead of anticipated overnight snow, a man casts his line into the surf for striped bass at Robert Moses State Park on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

Suffolk County police commissioner Tim Sini, announces arrest
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Suffolk County police commissioner Tim Sini, announces arrest of five MS-13 gang members, during a press conference at police headquarters in Yaphank on Thursday, Dec. 7. 2017.

Sgt. Joseph Daly, receive roses from a member
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Sgt. Joseph Daly, receive roses from a member of the U.S. Navy, at the American Air Power Museum in East Farmingdale on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, during a ceremony honoring the 76th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack. Daly, who is a Vietnam veteran and green beret, dropped the roses off over the Statue of Liberty at 12:55 p.m., marking the moment of the attack.

WWII veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Seymour Blutt,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

WWII veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Seymour Blutt, shakes hands with a member of the armed services at the American Air Power Museum in East Farmingdale on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, during a ceremony honoring the 76th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack.

Hempstead Town Supervisor Elect Laura Gillen describes how
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Hempstead Town Supervisor Elect Laura Gillen describes how the outgoing administration is engaged in backroom deals designed to expend taxpayer money for plum taxpayer positions and patronage in the Town of Hempstead on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 in Hempstead.

Firefighters from three Suffolk County departments are battling
Photo Credit: Joseph C. Sperber

Firefighters from three Suffolk County departments are battling a fire at the Olympic Motor Lodge on Motor Parkway in Brentwood, Thursday morning, Dec. 7, 2017.

The North Amityville Fire Company on scene of
Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

The North Amityville Fire Company on scene of a house fire on Poplar Road in North Amityville, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.

Todd Weinstein of Massapequa, 21, goes airborne while
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Todd Weinstein of Massapequa, 21, goes airborne while enjoying a sunny, but chilly afternoon at the Town of Oyster Bay Skate Park in Bethpage, Dec. 7, 2017.

6th-grader Michael DiGiuseppe, 11, decorates a gingerbread house
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

6th-grader Michael DiGiuseppe, 11, decorates a gingerbread house during the annual Gingerbread House Holiday Workshop at Lindenhurst Middle School Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. The event is sponsored by the school's Family and Consumer Science Department and the Gingerbread University of Baiting Hollow.

New York City Housing Authority Chairwoman Shola Olatoye
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

New York City Housing Authority Chairwoman Shola Olatoye answers reporters questions after testifying at a New York City Council hearing on the filing of false paperwork certifying that lead-based paint inspections had been completed in NYCHA housing, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. A New York City Department of Investigations report alleged Olatoye signed off on federal compliance documents while knowing the agency had failed to complete lead-based paint inspections.

Arooba Ahmed (center) of Half Hollow Hills High
Photo Credit: Evelyn Hockstein

Arooba Ahmed (center) of Half Hollow Hills High School East, Jillian Parker (LEFT) of Half Hollow Hills High School West, and Jiachen Lee, of Half Hollow Hills High School East, give thanks after winning the 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology at George Washington University in Washington, DC, Dec. 5, 2017. The trio competed as a team, the top award is $100,000.

Janet Kurtzke, 72, of East Islip, has her
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Janet Kurtzke, 72, of East Islip, has her hands and mouth full while decorating a tree with members of the Joyce Fitzpatrick Senior Center on the lawn of Brookwood Hall in East Islip, Tuesday, Dec 05, 2017. The Islip Arts Council and the Brookwood Hall Restoration Committee hosted community groups, service organizations and Chambers of Commerce at the 4th Annual Deck the Halls event.

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, left, speaks to
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, left, speaks to the media as he leaves Federal Court in Central Islip. Dec. 5, 2017

Former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto (right) leaves Federal Court in Central Islip. Dec. 5, 2017

Lori Thornhill of Elwood, right, and Gabrielle Binler
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Lori Thornhill of Elwood, right, and Gabrielle Binler of Elwood, make a wreath during the Centerport Garden Club's annual wreath making workshop at the Centerport Methodist Church in Centerport Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Members of the garden club supply greenery from their own gardens to craft wreaths for various non-profit and civic associations throughout the community.

Anne Wesp of Centerport, left, and Monica Ray
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Anne Wesp of Centerport, left, and Monica Ray of Lloyd Harbor work on a wreath during the Centerport Garden Club's annual wreath making workshop at the Centerport Methodist Church in Centerport Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Members of the garden club supply greenery from their own gardens to craft wreaths for various non-profit and civic associations throughout the community.

Amelia Montalbano, 16, and Stephanie Yessoufou, 19, make
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Amelia Montalbano, 16, and Stephanie Yessoufou, 19, make chocolate truffles as Nassau BOCES Barry Tech students, dressed in white coats and chef hats, prepare high quality meals in a commercial-grade kitchen, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 in Westbury.

Brian Kraemer, 11, of Oceanside, helps load baskets
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Brian Kraemer, 11, of Oceanside, helps load baskets full with lights, decorations and thousands of cards and letters written by local schools, churches and temples, on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, for the annual Trees For Troops event at Dees Nursery in Oceanside. For 14 years Dees Nursery, DHL Logistics, Adelis International Security and American Citizens teamed up to bring Christmas and other holiday cheer to men and women serving the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jason Hernandez, 15, works on his soccer goalkeeping
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Jason Hernandez, 15, works on his soccer goalkeeping skills, on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Field of Dreams park in Amityville.

SPCA Chief Roy Gross, left, and Department of
Photo Credit: James Carbone

SPCA Chief Roy Gross, left, and Department of Conservation Officer Christopher DeRose hold a 4-foot american alligator at SPCA headquarters in Hauppauge on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. It was seized from a home in Ronkonkoma.

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman makes
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman makes a journey down the 22 stories of the Landmark Building as part of an event held in Stamford, Conn., on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire (25)
Photo Credit: Lee S Weissman

New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire (25) reaches for a touchdown that was called back as he stepped out of bounds during the first half of NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets on Dec. 3, 2017, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Occupants of a vehicle escaped with only minor
Photo Credit: Bryan Lopez

Occupants of a vehicle escaped with only minor injuries after a truck crashed into a utility pole and burst into flames Sunday morning, Dec. 3, 2017, on the westbound Sunrise Highway service road in North Patchogue.

H. Frank Carey High School students Gabriella Fiumaro,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

H. Frank Carey High School students Gabriella Fiumaro, 18, and Frank Porcasi, 17, look on as the domino effect of cereal boxes falls in the gymnasium of the school in Franklin Square on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. More than 3,416 boxes of cereal were knocked down, beating the record held by actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, of 3,006. Both students organized the event and it was their idea to do the cereal topple.

The Bay Shore Fire Department at the scene
Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

The Bay Shore Fire Department at the scene of a house fire on Penataquit Avenue in Bay Shore, early Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. All the occupants of the home were able to escape without injury.

A surfcaster fishes just after sunrise at Robert
Photo Credit: Asia Lee

A surfcaster fishes just after sunrise at Robert Moses State Park on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

A couple strolls on the boardwalk in Long
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

A couple strolls on the boardwalk in Long Beach, on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

Barbara O'Brien of Stony Brook looks on during
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Barbara O'Brien of Stony Brook looks on during the burial service for her father, Robert L. Mains, at Calverton National Cemetery in Wading River Saturday, Dec. 2 2017.

Patriot Guard Riders salute the casket containing the
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Patriot Guard Riders salute the casket containing the remains of Robert L. Mains at Calverton National Cemetery in Wading River Saturday, Dec. 2 2017.

Olympic figure skater Suraya Bonaly, helps April Rodgers,
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Olympic figure skater Suraya Bonaly, helps April Rodgers, 10, NYC, with skating tips, after helping Wyandanch launch its new ice skating rink season, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

Rocco Lavaia, 4, of Manhasset, races through the
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Rocco Lavaia, 4, of Manhasset, races through the playground at Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn, Friday afternoon, Dec 01, 2017.

(L/R) Kiante Blacknall, 11 and Marcus Davis, 10,
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

(L/R) Kiante Blacknall, 11 and Marcus Davis, 10, enjoy today's weather as they play hoops at Whitney Pond park in Great Neck, Friday Dec. 1, 2017.

Herb Deitman, Bellmore, and Joe Ciurleo, Franklin Square,
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Herb Deitman, Bellmore, and Joe Ciurleo, Franklin Square, play bacci in Eisenhower Park on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 in East Meadow.

Two women ride horses from the Babylon Riding
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Two women ride horses from the Babylon Riding Center in West Babylon, on a path along Carlls River headed towards Belmont State Park, while embracing the mild autumn weather, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.

NYC Department of Correction officer Andrew Rivera, left,
Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

NYC Department of Correction officer Andrew Rivera, left, introduces his daughter to his fellow officer Ruth Riviere after a graduation ceremony at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, on Nov. 29, 2017.

NYC Department of Correction Academy officers celebrate with
Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

NYC Department of Correction Academy officers celebrate with each other after a graduation ceremony at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, on Nov. 29, 2017.

The casket containing the remains of Robert L.
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

The casket containing the remains of Robert L. Mains arrives at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Mains was killed in a bombing mission over Germany at the end of World War II. His remains were identified in August by forensic scientists using DNA evidence, 73 years after his death.

Barbara and James O'Brien of Stony Brook look
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Barbara and James O'Brien of Stony Brook look on as the remains of Barbara's father, Robert L. Mains, receive military honors upon arrival at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Mains was killed in a bombing mission over Germany at the end of World War II. His remains were identified in August by forensic scientists using DNA evidence, 73 years after his death.

Jan Silverberg of Commack enjoys his afternoon searching
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Jan Silverberg of Commack enjoys his afternoon searching Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown with his metal detector Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. He found some coins.

Flower arrangements are placed in the lobby of
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Flower arrangements are placed in the lobby of One Police Plaza during a memorial for 18 members of the New York Police Department who died in line of duty in the past and were added to the NYPD Line of Duty Memorial Wall at police headquarters in Manhattan, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. One of the police officers, Patrolman John Branagan of the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx, died in the line of duty in 1869.

Cousins Ben Bellamy, 7, left, and Sarah Louey,
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert from Handout

Cousins Ben Bellamy, 7, left, and Sarah Louey, 9, of Orange County, point to the name of their great-great-grandfather, New York Police Department Sergeant Thomas F.J. O'Grady, during a memorial service for Sgt. O'Grady and 17 other members of the NYPD who died in line of duty and were added to the NYPD Line of Duty Memorial Wall, during a ceremony at One Police Plaza in Manhattan, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Sgt. O'Grady died on Aug. 24, 1916, from a skull fracture five days after his department-issued horse slipped and fell on him on while responding to reports of a stabbing at Dexter Park in Queens, according to an published obituary provided by his family.

Volunteer firefighters from the Wyandanch Fire Co. and
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Volunteer firefighters from the Wyandanch Fire Co. and East Farmingdale Fire Co. battled a house fire at 110 Garden City Ave. in Wyandanch, Monday, Nov. 28, 2017.

From left, retired NYPD Det. Rafael Orozco, Dr.
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

From left, retired NYPD Det. Rafael Orozco, Dr. Benjamin Luft, director of the Stony Brook WTC Wellness Program, and retired NYPD Officer Carol Paukner were among first responders and health care professionals gathered for Stony Brook Medicine's official opening of the program's WTC clinic facilities in Commack on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. The clinic - located at Stony Brook Advanced Specialty Care, 500 Commack Rd. - houses all patient care for people with lingering WTC-related ailments. The wellness program is headed by Luft, who has led numerous WTC-related research projects. Stony Brook's treatment program for people with Ground Zero-related illnesses originally opened on Stony Brook's medical campus shortly after Sept. 11, 2001. Portraits of three people connected with the program who have died in recent years - two former patients and one physician - were presented during the opening ceremony. The new treatment facilities are in renovated space on the former site of Forest Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company that was bought by an Irish drug maker in 2014. Stony Brook has leased 100,000 square feet, nearly a quarter of the 420,000-square-foot building, and also has moved many of its outpatient, primary care programs to the site.

Carolers from the Bay Area Friends of the
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Carolers from the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts (BAFFA), sing along Main Street during the 11th annual Miracle on Main Street in Sayville Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.

Carolers from the Bay Area Friends of the
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Carolers from the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts (BAFFA), sing along Main Street during the 11th annual Miracle on Main Street in Sayville Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.

The zombie home at 51 13th Street in
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

The zombie home at 51 13th Street in Locust Valley is demolished Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino's administration and the Town Quality of Life Task Force is aggressively addressing "zombie" homes through code enforcement and demolition programs designed to rid neighborhoods of eyesores.

Workers from American Christmas put together a 25-foot
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

Workers from American Christmas put together a 25-foot Christmas tree in the lobby of 1221 Sixth Ave. in midtown Manhattan on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.

Workers from American Christmas place a holiday light
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

Workers from American Christmas place a holiday light display outside 1221 Sixth Ave. in midtown Manhattan on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.

Students watch cereal boxes in motion as falling
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Students watch cereal boxes in motion as falling dominoes at Sewanhaka district's H. Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Seniors Gabriella Fiuramo and Frank Porcasi helped organize the effort to collect boxes of cereal, to use in an attempt to break a world record for cereal-box dominoes and afterward, donate the food to recent hurricane victims. The students received 2,880 boxes from Associated and knocked down a chain of 2,866, breaking the previous record of 2,686.

Students cheer at Sewanhaka district's H. Frank Carey
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Students cheer at Sewanhaka district's H. Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square after a successful attempt to break a world record for cereal-box dominoes on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Seniors Gabriella Fiuramo and Frank Porcasi helped organize the effort to collect boxes of cereal, to use in the attempt and afterward, donate the food to recent hurricane victims. The students received 2,880 boxes from Associated and knocked down a chain of 2,866, breaking the previous record of 2,686.

Genevieve Gauvreau of Ridge shows Suffolk legislators how
Photo Credit: Jeffrey Basinger

Genevieve Gauvreau of Ridge shows Suffolk legislators how challenging it is for her as a disabled rider to board the county's new fleet of smaller buses. Lawmakers heard riders and advocates during a meeting of the Legislature's transportation committee in Riverhead on Nov. 27, 2017.

Emerson Molina, 9, a fourth-grader at Bayview Avenue
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Emerson Molina, 9, a fourth-grader at Bayview Avenue School in Freeport, tries to work with a bolt on Nov. 24, 2017, while wearing large gloves to simulate constraints faced by astronauts in space.

LaMont Johnson arrives to be sworn in and
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

LaMont Johnson arrives to be sworn in and reinstated as a member of the Hempstead school board on Monday Nov. 27, 2017, at the Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School. State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia ordered his reinstatement, saying Johnson did not receive "sufficient due process" when the board removed him five months earlier over allegations that he disclosed employee data to a political ally's campaign.

First lady Melania Trump has added new touches
Photo Credit: James Carbone

First lady Melania Trump has added new touches to White House holiday decor -- among them, a wreath on every window, seen Nov. 27, 2017.

Jeremy Wyatt of Shrub Oak, Westchester County, gets
Photo Credit: Asia Lee

Jeremy Wyatt of Shrub Oak, Westchester County, gets a high-five from his 3-year-old son, Jaxon, as they fish at Gilgo Beach at sunset on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.

Sabrina Fairclough, left, of Queens and Darlene Elkanick
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

Sabrina Fairclough, left, of Queens and Darlene Elkanick of Brooklyn dressed in period costume to ride an MTA's Holiday Nostalgia Train from the 1930s in Manhattan on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.

Dressed in period costume, Dave Falco of Farmingdale
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

Dressed in period costume, Dave Falco of Farmingdale is ready to board an MTA's Holiday Nostalgia Train from the 1930s in Manhattan on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson uses
Photo Credit: Lee S. Weissman

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson uses a football as a pillow as part of a celebration after pulling in a long pass for a touchdown during the second half of the home game against the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 26, 2017.

Robby Anderson of the New York Jets hauls
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Robby Anderson of the New York Jets hauls in a touchdown reception late in the second quarter against Mike Adams (29) and James Bradberry (24) of the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.

Fans of Westhampton cheer during their game against
Photo Credit: Richard T. Slattery

Fans of Westhampton cheer during their game against Lawrence, at the Class III Long Island High School Football Finals at Stony Brook University on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.

A partial view of Gingerbread Lane, the record-breaking
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

A partial view of Gingerbread Lane, the record-breaking edible village at the New York Hall of Science in Queens on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. The village, comprising 1,030 buildings, is handcrafted by Queens resident Jon Lovitch, 41.

Mineola resident Thomas Farmer, 11, taking video of
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Mineola resident Thomas Farmer, 11, taking video of the HO gauge model trains at the West Island Model Railroad Club in Hicksville on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. The West Island Model Railroad Club invites visitors to actually operate the HO-scale trains that meander around select scenes based on railroad lines in Pennsylvania and New Jersey,

FDNY firefighters fight a multiple-alarm blaze at 145th
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

FDNY firefighters fight a multiple-alarm blaze at 145th Street and Broadway on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

Smoke fills 144th Street and Amsterdam Avenue as
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Smoke fills 144th Street and Amsterdam Avenue as FDNY firefighters fight a multiple-alarm blaze at 145the Street and Broadway on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

Sarah Prendergast and Max Bente of Islip Terrace
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Sarah Prendergast and Max Bente of Islip Terrace feed seagulls with their son, Forest, 2, by the bay off Browns River Road in Sayville on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Prendergast, a Sayville native, said Saturday was the 14th anniversary of her mother's passing. When she was young, she and her mother would feed the seagulls at this location.

Forest Bente of Islip Terrace, 2, chases seagulls
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Forest Bente of Islip Terrace, 2, chases seagulls by the bay off Browns River Road in Sayville on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Forest, along with his parents, Sarah Prendergast and Max Bente, visited this location to feed the seagulls Saturday. Prendergast, a Sayville native, said Saturday was the 14th anniversary of her mother's passing. When she was younger, she and her mother would feed the seagulls here.

Clowns followed by SpongeBob SquarePants make their way
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Clowns followed by SpongeBob SquarePants make their way down Sixth Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, during the 91st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The Pillsbury doughboy, left, and Rex The Happy
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The Pillsbury doughboy, left, and Rex The Happy Dragon, right, make their way down Sixth Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, during the 91st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Spectators cheer during the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Spectators cheer during the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017.

Karen Smith of Brooklyn was among the Black
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

Karen Smith of Brooklyn was among the Black Friday shoppers at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream on Nov. 24, 2017.

A Santa Claus helps up a skater after
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

A Santa Claus helps up a skater after a minor spill Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, on the ice rink at Rockefeller Center as holiday festivities ramp up after Thanksgiving.

A surfer on his board observes a whale
Photo Credit: Allison Blanchette

A surfer on his board observes a whale as it breaches in the waters off Long Beach on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017.

People's reflections are seen as they take in
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

People's reflections are seen as they take in Disney's Snow White holiday display Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Saks Fifth Ave. on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan as festivities ramp up after Thanksgiving.

Joe Kospovic, of Seaford, brings in a striped
Photo Credit: Uli Seit

Joe Kospovic, of Seaford, brings in a striped bass while fishing at Jones Beach during sunset, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017.

Sophia Anderson, 8, of Princeton, N.J., right, kicks
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Sophia Anderson, 8, of Princeton, N.J., right, kicks a soccer ball around with her brother Dave Anderson, 33, of Ann Arbor, Mich., left, as they spend quality time together at Heckscher Park in Huntington during the holiday weekend, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

Photo Credit: Newsday / Kimberly Yuen

"It was definitely a shock," said Autumn Rose Williams, 24-year-old Southampton resident of winning the title Miss Native American USA on Aug. 26, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. She's the first Miss Native American USA ever from New York and the first from the Northeast since the pageant began in 2011. Today, Nov. 24, 2017, is Native American Heritage Day is a civil holiday observed on the day after Thanksgiving in the United States.

Line outside of Best Buy. Black Friday shoppers
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

Line outside of Best Buy. Black Friday shoppers at Green Acres Mall, Sunrise Highway, Valley Stream, NY on Nov. 23, 2017.

Sophia Anderson, 8, of Princeton, NJ, right, kicks
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Sophia Anderson, 8, of Princeton, NJ, right, kicks a soccer ball around with her brother Dave Anderson, 33, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, left, as they spend quality time together at Heckscher Park in Huntington during the holiday weekend, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. The visiting family on Long Island for Thanksgiving.

Karen Smith, Brooklyn. Black Friday shoppers at Green
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

Karen Smith, Brooklyn. Black Friday shoppers at Green Acres Mall, Sunrise Highway, Valley Stream, NY on Nov. 23, 2017.

A person playing Santa Claus helps up a
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

A person playing Santa Claus helps up a skater after a minor spill Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, on the ice rink at Rockefeller Center as festivities ramp up after Thanksgiving.

The sun sets at Tanner Park in Copiague
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

The sun sets at Tanner Park in Copiague on Nov. 22, 2017.

Amy Frank, visiting from Salt Lake City, Utah,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Amy Frank, visiting from Salt Lake City, Utah, feels the water after a barefoot stroll at Jones Beach, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, as the sun begins to set. Frank said she just wanted to feel the sand on her toes since she doesn't live near the ocean.

This giraffe statue is going to be available
Photo Credit: Rachelle Blidner

This giraffe statue is going to be available in a bidding process next month after being housed at the East Hampton Village Police Department impound lot.

Ryan Sheridan, 7, center, mixes pancake batter at
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Ryan Sheridan, 7, center, mixes pancake batter at Mill Pond Elementary School in Smithtown as his classmates look on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. As a part of their Thanksgiving celebration, students will learn how to churn butter, make pancakes and use a slate board. They are also encouraged to dress similar to the children of that era and have a chance to play some of the games and toys from that time period.

Sen. Chuck Schumer speaks during a news conference
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Sen. Chuck Schumer speaks during a news conference alongside the rail tracks at Washington Avenue and St. James Street in Garden City, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Schumer revealed photographic evidence of a train that passed through this unprotected grade-crossing intersection while a traffic light was green.

Immigrant rights advocates, union members, elected officials and
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Immigrant rights advocates, union members, elected officials and members of New York's Haitian community denounce the revocation of temporary protected status for nearly 60,000 Haitians citizens living in the United States during a news conference outside of the Jacob K. Javits Federal Office Building in Manhattan on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

An LIRR train hit a minivan that was
Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

An LIRR train hit a minivan that was crossing the tracks on New South Road in Hicksville Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

Hiroshi Sandoval, 5, of Westbury, center, with mom
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Hiroshi Sandoval, 5, of Westbury, center, with mom Reyna Sandoval, joined activists with Make the Road New York outside Peter King's office in Massapequa Park, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, to demand a clean Dream Act and an extension to Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

John Park, 46, of Forest Hills, casts his
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

John Park, 46, of Forest Hills, casts his line from the shoreline at Jones Beach, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, as the sun begins to set.

Jollot Abdulaye, right, hits Damion
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Jollot Abdulaye, right, hits Damion "Dynamite" Nelson in the sixth bout of the Long Island Fight For Charity's 14th Main Event at the Hilton Long Island in Melville, Nov. 20, 2017.

Alexis Villafuerte, 18, of East Meadow, in foreground,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

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
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

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
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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
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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
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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
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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
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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,
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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
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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
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

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
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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
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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
Photo Credit: Jack Haley

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
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

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
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

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,
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

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
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

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
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

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
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

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
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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
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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
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

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,
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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
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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
Photo Credit: Chris Ware

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
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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
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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
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Suffolk DA-elect Timothy Sini speaks during an interview in Babylon on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.

Ed Wehrheim, at right, joins Smithtown Republican committee
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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
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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,
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

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
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

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
Photo Credit: James Carbone

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
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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
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

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
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

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
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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
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

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,
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

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
Photo Credit: John Roca

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
Photo Credit: John Roca

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
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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
Photo Credit: John Roca

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
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

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
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

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,
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

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
Photo Credit: John Roca

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
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

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
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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
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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.

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