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Top photos from around LI, NYC from January - April 2019

From 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.

Benjamin Rifkin, a board member on the Interfaith
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Benjamin Rifkin, a board member on the Interfaith Institute, participates in a multifaith Passover Seder celebration sponsored by the Interfaith Institute of the Islamic Center of Long Island in Westbury on April 28.

Carrying all his fishing gear, Ron Marchese rides
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Carrying all his fishing gear, Ron Marchese rides his bike from his Patchogue home to the village's West Lake where he fishes for trout, bass, perch and blue gills. As he did on April 25, Marchese makes the trek almost everyday during the spring. Come summer, he'll instead ride to the Great South Bay where he will pursue the bluefish.

A steak sandwhich is prepared at the NY
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

A steak sandwich is prepared at the NY Strip food truck in Huntington Station on April 29. The NY Strip food truck was among several other food trucks taking part in the Long Island Marathon's food truck festival.

Shannon Slutman, the wife of Christopher Slutman, holds
Photo Credit: John Roca

Shannon Stutman, the wife of Christopher Slutsman, holds her husband's fireman's hat as their daughters stand outside of St. Thomas Church in New York City at the conclusion of his funeral on April 26. Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, an FDNY firefighter and Marine was killed in Afghanistan on April 8 near Bagram Airfield U.S military base.

A firefighter carries the firefighters helmet that belonged
Photo Credit: John Roca

A firefighter carries the helmet that belonged to Christopher Slutman as his casket leaves the St. Thomas Church on April 26 in New York City. The Marine Corps Staff Sgt. was a 15-year member of the New York City Fire Department and was among three American service members killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on April 8.

New Yorkers would do well to keep their
Photo Credit: Todd Maisel

A women jogs along the East River in Manhattan by the Brooklyn Bridge on a rainy Saturday.

Katie Dancause, is there to support daughter Scarlett,
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Katie Dancause, is there to support daughter Scarlett, 3, as she gets accustomed to riding her new week-old bike, with training wheels, at Heritage Park in Mount Sinai on what turned out to be a pleasant spring afternoon on April 30.

Zimi Zhang, 16, a student at Great Neck
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Zimi Zhang, 16, a student at Great Neck South High School, center, tests different properties of soil, while joined by her classmates and other Long Island high school students participating in an environmental studies competition as part of the New York State and North American Envirothons. Students worked through different stations that covered a variety of subject areas, including wildlife, forestry, aquatics and more at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on April 30.

Bethpage resident Julia Zindman, right, shopping with Melissa
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Bethpage resident Julia Zindman, right, shopping with Melissa Margaria of Levitown, at Savers in West Hempstead Thursday April 25, 2019. Zindman 30 years old, gets a lot of furniture and baby clothes while thrifting.

New York Islanders' Anders Lee gets into a
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

New York Islanders' Anders Lee gets into a shoving match with Carolina Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton in the third period during Game 2 of the second round of the Eastern Conference Playoff at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 28.

From left, Felicia and Steven Baruch, Carol and
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

From left, Felicia and Steven Baruch, Carol and Arthur Belli, Suzanne and Paul Schulman, and Mindy and Howard Grabina, hold signs for LABS Lane during a street dedication ceremony in memory of their daughters in Smithtown. The street was dedicated in honor of Lauren Baruch, Amy Grabina, Brittney Schulman, and Stephanie Belli, the four young women who were killed in a 2015 limo crash in Cutchogue.

Town of Hempstead sanitation worker Rich Spiotta poses
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Town of Hempstead sanitation worker Rich Spiotta poses for a portrait while feeding feral cats at the Oceanside landfill on April 30.

Demolition of the Marguerite G. Rhodes School in
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Demolition of the Marguerite G. Rhodes School in Hempstead begins with tree removal on April 30.

Feral cats are fed by Town of Hempstead
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Feral cats at are fed by Town of Hempstead sanitation worker Rich Spiotta at the Oceanside landfill on Tuesday.

New York Islanders' goalie Robin Lehner rests as
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

New York Islanders' goalie Robin Lehner rests as the Carolina Hurricanes embrace Jordan Staal, who scored the winning goal in overtime during Game 1 of round 2 of the Eastern Conference Playoff at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 26.

Rev. Wendy Modeste hugs Tyler Seyda, 10, left,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Rev. Wendy Modeste hugs Tyler Seyda, 10, left, and his brother Cole, 6, during Easter Sunday Mass at the United Methodist Church of Bay Shore on Sunday, April 21, 2019.

Visitors reflected in a mirror exhibit at the
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Visitors reflected in a mirror exhibit at the Long Island Children's Museum, Monday, April 22, 2019, in East Garden City.

Devin Guler, 7, left, and Michael Trimarco, 7,
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Devin Guler, 7, left, and Michael Trimarco, 7, right, children of Canon U.S.A. employees, had a chance to work with some of Canon's equipment while taking photos of each other during Take Your Child to Work Day at Canon U.S.A. in Melville, Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Newsday Project Prom participant Keanu Waters, a senior
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Newsday Project Prom participant Keanu Waters, a senior at Brentwood High School gets a shave and hair cut by barber Tim Santiago at Mad Men Barbershop in Williston Park on April 17, 2019. 

Members of the NYPD graduating class of celebrate
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Members of the NYPD graduating class of celebrate at the end of their ceremony at Madison Square Garden's Hulu Theatre, Manhattan, April 18, 2019.

A newly restored Douglas A-1 Skyraider aircraft is
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A newly restored Douglas A-1 Skyraider aircraft is unveiled on the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's flight deck in Manhattan, Thursday, April 25, 2019. The aircraft, which took two years to restore, is number 18 of 25 original prototypes. 

Crews begin demolition of the Jones Beach toll
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Crews begin demolition of the Jones Beach toll booths located on the southbound Meadowbrook Parkway in Wantagh on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Sixth-grader Bella Moscato, 11, and her mother, Valerie,
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Sixth-grader Bella Moscato, 11, and her mother, Valerie, hold a signed letter for Bella from President Donald Trump at their home in Lake Ronkonkoma on April 24, 2019.

A "comfort dog" named Abraham has been assigned
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

A "comfort dog" named Abraham has been assigned to Trinity Lutheran Church in Hicksville as the first pooch in the state to come from the K9 Comfort Dog Ministry, which uses golden retrievers as a bridge to minister to people. At services on Saturday, April 27, 2019, the 14-month-old pup had his trainee vest taken off and his work vest put on as a sign he is now a dog with a higher purpose.

In a spot overlooking Cold Spring Harbor, Tess
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

In a spot overlooking Cold Spring Harbor, Tess Copa-Todd, of Huntington, goes through a series of stretching exercises after her hike through Cold Spring Harbor State Park on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Volunteer firefighters from the Oceanside Fire Department train
Photo Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Volunteer firefighters from the Oceanside Fire Department train on a warehouse blaze at the Nassau County Fire Service Academy in Old Bethpage, Wednesday, April 11, 2019.

Angelo Sansano, of Bayside, practices his skills as
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Angelo Sansano, of Bayside, practices his skills as a pilot at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Wednesday, April 25, 2019.

VFW members Mario Obertis, 85, left, of New
Photo Credit: John Paraskevas

VFW members Mario Obertis, 85, left, of New Hyde Park and Bill Hothan, 88, are shown in the empty hall in New Hyde Park, where members of VFW Post 8031 gathered for meetings since the post was formed in 1946. The two veterans, shown here on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, were among the last few active members of the post when it was officially disbanded on April 15 because of lack of enrollment.

Felicia Arculeo, mother of Robert Hedricks, kisses an
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Felicia Arculeo, mother of Robert Hedricks, kisses an urn at a service for the fallen marine at Calverton National Cemetery on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Robert's father Erik Hedricks, is seen, right, along with Robert's brother Joseph.

Pedestrians walk between vehicles blocking an intersection on
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Pedestrians walk between vehicles blocking an intersection on West 14th Street at University Place, Manhattan, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The de Blasio administration will ban private through-traffic on 14th Street between Third and Ninth avenues as part of a new pilot street design to help speed up buses during the L train's Canarsie tunnel reconstruction, according to a draft release of the plans obtained by amNewYork.

Shannon Slutman, the wife of Christopher Slutman, holds
Photo Credit: John Roca

Shannon Slutman, the wife of Christopher Slutman, holds her husband's fireman hat as their daughters (left to right) Wesleynn, 4, Kenley, 8, and McKenna, 10, look on outside of St. Thomas Church in Manhattan after his funeral on April 26, 2019. Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, a FDNY firefighter and U.S. Marine, was killed in Afghanistan on April 8 near Bagram Airfield U.S military base. 

Carrying all his fishing gear, Ron Marchese rides
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Carrying all his fishing gear, Ron Marchese rides his bike from his Patchogue home to the village's West Lake where he fishes for trout, bass, perch and blue gills on Thursday, April 25, 2019, Marchese makes the trek almost everyday during the spring. Come summer, he'll instead ride to the Great South Bay where he will pursue the bluefish.

Members of the NYPD armed with long guns
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Members of the NYPD armed with long guns and wearing body armor stand outside of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. Police agencies have stepped up patrols after more than 200 people were killed in bombings in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.

Tayzon Duarte, 7, of Freeport enjoys the day's
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Tayzon Duarte, 7, of Freeport enjoys the day's warm temperature at Freeport's Waterfront Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Ten year old Emma Brussell plays on the
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Ten year old Emma Brussell plays on the swings with her Diabetic Alert Service dog Rufus, at a park near her house in Farmingdale. Emma and her Mother started a non profit to help other type 1 diabetics purchase Diabetic Alert Service dogs. May 2, 2019.

Roger F. Clark, 82, of Hauppauge, works on
Photo Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Roger F. Clark, 82, of Hauppauge, works on the carburetor of a 1931 Ford Model A, owned by Ken Leis, of West Babylon, on Tuesday, April 24, 2019. Clark, a member of the Model A Ford Club of L.I., has been working on cars as a hobby since he was 14 years old. In recent years he has passed the dying art of carburetor rebuilding on to the younger generation.

A funeral procession rolls along Fifth Avenue in
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

A funeral procession rolls along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan after a service for U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant and FDNY Firefighter Christopher Slutman, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Manhattan. Sultan was killed by a roadside improvised bomb in Afghanistan earlier this month.

The remains of Sgt. Robert Hendriks are transported
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

The remains of Sgt. Robert Hendriks are transported from Whitting Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Glen Head.

Blake Goldberg, 4, and his brother, Brad, 3,
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Blake Goldberg, 4, and his brother, Brad, 3, of Alberston, stop to smell the tulips at Clark Botanic Garden in Alberston on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Parishioners of St. Agnes Cathedral of Rockville Centre
Photo Credit: Todd Maisel

Parishioners of St. Agnes Cathedral of Rockville Centre celebrated Easter Sunday Mass on Sunday, April 21, 2019, a day of song, flowers, children and beauty. The massive pipes of the church organ jut out into the cathedral hall.

People gather on 5th Avenue for the Easter
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter parade and bonnet festival in Manhattan on Sunday, April 21, 2019. The New York City tradition, which dates to the 1870s, was made famous by Irving Berlin's song, "Easter Parade," in 1933.

People gather on 5th Avenue for the Easter
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter parade and bonnet festival in Manhattan on Sunday, April 21, 2019.

76ers center Joel Embiid (21) fouls Nets center
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

76ers center Joel Embiid (21) fouls Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) in the third quarter during Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals between the Nets and 76ers on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Members of the NYPD graduating class of April
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Members of the NYPD graduating class of April 2019 throw their gloves at the end of their graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden's Hulu Theatre in Manhattan on Thursday, April 18, 2019. The motto of the graduating class is "Together, we will hold the Thin Blue Line."

The Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie, driving on Tobias Harris
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) drives on 76ers forward Tobias Harris (33) in the first quarter during Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals between the Nets and 76ers at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Ciara Bookman, of Hicksville, practices her hand stands
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

Ciara Bookman, of Hicksville, practices her handstands on the dock at Stump Pond in Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown while her sister Meghan Bookman, seated center, Danielle Birnbaum, left, of Huntington, and Melanie Rogers, right, of Central Islip, take in the sun and the water on a lovely spring afternoon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Bay Shore High School baseball player Jason Andujar,
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Bay Shore High School baseball player Jason Andujar, the son of former MLB player/pitcher Joaquin Andujar, wears his late father's Cardinals windbreaker and holds his World Series bat on the high school's baseball field in Bay Shore on Friday, April 12, 2019.

Girl Scout Kaleilah Martin, 13, of Valley Stream,
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Girl Scout Kaleilah Martin, 13, of Valley Stream, passes Girl Scout cookies in assembly line fashion with her peers and military officers while preparing to ship a variety of the treats to U.S. military around the world via DHL Express as part of the 14th Annual Operation Cookie. Over 75,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies will be shipped this year.

Enrico Nardone, director of Seatuck, inspects one of
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Enrico Nardone, director of Seatuck, inspects one of the vernal ponds inside a gated estate in Manhasset for a variety of amphibian life including fairy shrimp, tiger salamanders and spring peepers, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Mike Anderson holds a St. John's jersey after
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Mike Anderson holds a St. John's jersey after being introduced as St. John's basketball coach on Friday, April 19, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.

Ammad Sheikh, founder of the South Asian Sports
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Ammad Sheikh, founder of the South Asian Sports Network, on a softball field in Cantiague Park in Hicksville on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

The first 92 guests ride the Cyclone for
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

The first 92 guests ride the Cyclone for free as Coney Island opens for the 2019 season, Sunday, April 14, in Brooklyn.

George Doll, a lobsterman of 30 years, from
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

George Doll, a lobsterman of 30 years, from Northport, uses the warm weather to unravel a winter's worth of knotted trap rope at Northport Harbor on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. According to Doll he is only one of two lobstermen left in the Northport area.

Police and firefighters respond to a downed plane
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Police and firefighters respond to a downed plane in Valley Stream on Sunday, April 14, 2019. A small aircraft whose pilot became disoriented in the fog made an emergency landing near a Clarendon Drive home.

Veta Lewis, center, exits a New York State
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Veta Lewis, center, exits a New York State Supreme courtroom in Queens with her Bible raised after her son Chanel Lewis's sentencing was postponed due to alleged juror misconduct on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Lewis was convicted of the murder and sexual assault of Howard Beach resident Karina Vetrano. The first trial ended with a mistrial.

Army veteran Jeffrey Jacobs, of Syosset, shakes hands
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Army veteran Jeffrey Jacobs, of Syosset, shakes hands with Steve Bonom, president of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Nassau County chapter, as over 32 Long Island Vietnam veterans are honored during the 28th AFA's 50th Vietnam Anniversary Commemorative Medal Ceremony held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Seamus O'Hara, 10, of Glen Head lays in
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Seamus O'Hara, 10, of Glen Head, lays in a field of flowers in Old Westbury Gardens in Old Westbury on Friday, April 19, 2019.

Joe and Kim Harrison of Setauket walk their
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Joe and Kim Harrison of Setauket walk their dog Mikey along Shore Road at Setauket Harbor on April 16, 2019.

Members of the dance team at The Children's
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Members of the dance team at The Children's Learning Center, United Cerebral Palsy Association, in Roosevelt, practice their cheers after an announcement by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran on April 16, 2019, to promote this year's Games for the Physically Challenged.

Monika Santiago, 16, gives fellow student Reese Lawrence-Schero,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Monika Santiago, 16, gives fellow student Reese Lawrence-Schero, 19, a shave at the Bixhorn Technical Center at Eastern Suffolk Boces in Bellport on April 16, 2019. 

Kaelyn Rumm, 15 sophmore, with Kim Aberman, RN
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Kaelyn Rumm, 15, a sophomore at Mineola High School, speaks with Kim Aberman, RN at Northwell Health, as students have a hands-on opportunity to explore more than 40 health care-related fields as part of Medical Career Day at the school on April 16.

Nassau County Police Officer Yolanda Turner, center, dances
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Nassau County Police Officer Yolanda Turner, center, dances on a conga line with girls ages 9-13 at the Cops and Curls Commencement Day celebration at Matteo's restaurant in Roslyn Heights on April 13, 2019, where they celebrated with lunch and dancing, and wore prom dresses collected by the NCPD Police Foundation, the Nassau County Police Hispanic Society, the Nassau County Police Guardians and the Nassau County Association of Women Police.

Amateur basketballers
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Amateur basketballers play a game for "Alley Oop for Autism" on April 13, 2019, at Jericho High School. The event is expected to raise about $100,000. Hundreds of participants, including children and seniors, pay a $40 entry fee to compete and are guaranteed to play three games.

Portrait of Paul "Dr. Mego" Clarke in his
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Portrait of Paul "Dr. Mego" Clarke in his Farmingdale workshop on April 8, 2019. Paul makes replacement parts for Mego action figures.

Rev. Bob Smith, left, and Deacon Richard Bilella,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Rev. Bob Smith, left, and Deacon Richard Bilella bless worshippers during Palm Sunday Mass at St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church in Huntington Station on Sunday.

Girls are applauded by Nassau County Police officers
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Girls are applauded by Nassau County Police officers as they enters the Cops and Curls Commencement Day celebration at Matteo's restaurant in Roslyn Heights on Saturday. A group of girls aged 9-13 celebrated with lunch and dancing, and wore prom dresses collected recently by the NCPD Police Foundation, the Nassau County Police Hispanic Society, the Nassau County Police Guardians and the Nassau County Association of Women Police. For two weeks prior to the celebration the students received educational instruction on self-esteem, healthy relationships, nutrition, exercise and etiquette from numerous adult females professionals within the county.

On what turned out to be a glorious
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

On what turned out to be a glorious spring afternoon, sisters Pinar Yilmaz, 5, and Derya Yilmaz, 9, of Miller Place, spin around on the teacup ride at a weekend carnival at North Shore Heritage Park in Mount Sinai on Saturday.

The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office welcomed 61 graduating
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office welcomed 61 graduating corrections officers during Friday's ceremony at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.

Islanders right wing Josh Bailey (12) celebrates the
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Islanders right wing Josh Bailey celebrates a goal during the third period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Penguins on Friday at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum.

Susan Brown, the mother of Terrance Brown, grows
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Susan Brown, the mother of Terrance Brown, grows emotional at a gathering and speak out at the corner of Bira Street and Jerusalem Avenue in Uniondale on Friday, marking five months since her son's death. Community members and family of Terrance Brown and other victims of gun violence on Long Island gathered to plead for justice and seek solace as they continue to search for Brown's killer.

Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53) takes the shot
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53) takes the shot on Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) as Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz (4) defends during the first period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Friday at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum.

Corrance Stokes, center, along with the rest of
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Corrance Stokes, center, along with the rest of "Rhythm of the Knight", who recently qualified for the national finals of the FAME Show Choir America Competition, offer a sneak peak into their award-winning repertoire ahead of an upcoming fundraising concert on Thursday in Uniondale.

Veteran Karen Jones, of Hempstead, hugs Jordan Daiagi
Photo Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Veteran Karen Jones, of Hempstead, hugs Jordan Daiagi Harary, President of Leader in Cars Auto Group, while being presented a donated Hyundai Elantra at Garden City Mazda on Thursday. Jones received the crucial gift of transportation so she can take her son to cancer treatments.

Matt Nathanson performs at the Paramount Theatre in
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Matt Nathanson performs at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington on Wednesday night.

Islanders right wing Tom Kuhnhackl (14) and Islanders
Photo Credit: Newsday/William Perlman

Islanders right wing Tom Kuhnhackl (14) and Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) check Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin (8) behind the goal during the first period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum.

Tabbethia Haubold-Magee of Yaphank sheers a Cotswold sheep
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Tabbethia Haubold-Magee of Yaphank sheers a Cotswold sheep at Browder's Birds farm in Mattituck on March 25. Behind, workers help skirt the wool, which is the process of separating the locks and pulling out debris from each fleece. Over two days, the farm's 21 Cotswold sheep will be sheered and their wool will be made into different products.

Brigid, Kristiana, teacher's aide Varda Cervone, Mikayla ,
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Brigid, Kristiana, teacher Varda Cervone, Mikayla, and Sierra work together to build a motorized car with Legos at the Rhame Avenue Elementary School in East Rockaway on April 9, 2019. 

LIRR workers access the LIRR overpass at Montauk
Photo Credit: James Carbone

LIRR workers assess the LIRR overpass at Montauk Highway and Wilcox Avenue in Center Moriches for damage after a tractor trailer struck the overpass and overturned around 3:45 p.m. on April 9, 2019.

Hillary Hess tilling the soil while other clean
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Hillary Hess tills the soil while others clean the field of rocks and debris during the Lessing's initiative special Plant-A-Garden event at Island Harvest Food Bank's 1.8-acre "Giving Garden" in Brentwood on April 9, 2019.

'RuPaul's Drag Race' stars pick their favorite drag
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

Former "RuPaul's Drag Race" season 11 stars Scarlet Envy and Ariel Versace share their favorite drag bars in New York City.

Jason Barlow of Levittown, 34, executes a tabletop,
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Jason Barlow of Levittown, 34, executes a tabletop, an aerial maneuver, on his bike at the Town of Oyster Bay Skate Park in Bethpage on April 8, 2019.

Tracy DeLuca hugs Michael Rayson as Nassau University
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Tracy DeLuca hugs Michael Rayson as Nassau University Medical Center chairman George Tsunis, doctors and hospital officials honor a hospital employee who spent a year treating her son Michael, a nonverbal teenager with Autism Spectrum Disorder, how to communicate with others on April 8, 2019, in East Meadow.

Neliah Cherisme, 10, from East Meadow, holds her
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Neliah Cherisme, 10, from East Meadow, holds her award for her poem "What's on the Earth in the Future" as she poses with Darrel Blaine Ford, dressed as Walt Whitman, at the 33rd annual Student Poetry contest awards ceremony at the Walt Whitman birthplace and state historical site, in Huntington Sunday. She is a 5th grader at Meadowbrook Elementary School in East Meadow.

Pavel Buchnevich (89) of the New York Rangers
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Pavel Buchnevich (89) of the New York Rangers celebrates his third period goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammate Ryan Strome (16) at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Apr. 5, 2019, in Manhattan.

A commuter struggles with his umbrella during a
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

A commuter struggles with his umbrella during a rainy afternoon, Friday April 5, 2019 at the Rockville Centre LIRR station.....

St. John the Baptist's Matthew Dolan plays during
Photo Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

St. John the Baptist's Matthew Dolan plays during the CHSAA boys volleyball match against Holy Trinity, Friday, April 5, 2019.

Memorial Sloan Kettering patient, Stacy Miranda, from Long
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Memorial Sloan Kettering patient, Stacy Miranda, from Long Beach, holds flowers she received from one of her doctors, Pamela Drullinsky, far right during the opening ceremonies for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Nassau, in Uniondale, April 4, 2019.

Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto (22) eyes
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto (22) eyes the ball as he gets into a near collision with teammate Wilmer Difo (1)  in the 6th inning at the home opener at Citi Field in Queens, on Thursday, April 4.

Mets fans wait in line for the opening
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Mets fans wait in line for the opening day game against the Washington Nationals on April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Noah Syndergaard #34 of the Mets pitches during
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Noah Syndergaard #34 of the Mets pitches during the first inning against the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Citi Field on April 4, 2019.

New York Mets fans go up the escalators
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

New York Mets fans go up the escalators as they enter Citi Field at the home opener against the Nationals on April 4, 2019.

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34 delivers the pitch in the 1st inning at the home opener against the Washington Nationals on April 4, 2019 at Citi Field.

Christopher Loeb is seen inside Judge Stephen Braslow's
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Christopher Loeb is seen inside Judge Stephen Braslow's courtroom at Suffolk County Court in Riverhead on April 4, 2019. Loeb was arraigned on charges of fleeing police last week.

Nineteen firefighters and four civilians suffered minor injuries
Photo Credit: Todd Maisel

Nineteen firefighters and four civilians suffered minor injuries in the fire at 702 44th St. on April 3.

Elisha George, 14, (left) and his brother Malachi,
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Elisha George, 14, (left) and his brother Malachi, 12, practice their basketball skills at Valley Stream State Park, Wednesday April 3, 2019.

Brianna Rowe, 14 of Valley Stream enjoys today's
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Brianna Rowe, 14 of Valley Stream enjoys today's warm temperatures at Valley Stream State Park, Wednesday April 3, 2019.

Chase Wu, 5, of Manhattan plays with hand
Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

Chase Wu, 5, of Manhattan plays with hand puppets at Jurassic World Live, an interactive experience and behind-the-scenes look at how the dinosaurs come to life at Root Studios in Manhattan on April 3, 2019.

Volunteer Edith Weisfeld shares a moment with West
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Volunteer Edith Weisfeld shares a moment with West Hempstead resident Eddie Rosenblum, a Holocaust survivor and World War II veteran, during the pre-Passover seder on April 3, 2019 at Barry and Florence Friedberg Jewish Community Center in Oceanside.

Alfredo Figueroa serves during a handball match at
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Alfredo Figueroa serves during a handball match at the West 4th Street Courts Handball Courts, Manhattan, April 3, 2019.

Family and friends of Andrew McMorris, hold pictures
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Family and friends of Andrew McMorris, hold pictures of McMorris at First District Court in Central Islip on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Thomas Murphy rejected a plea deal today for being charged with driving drunk and killing McMorris.

Orlando Ramos, of Northport, changes his vehicles tire
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Orlando Ramos, of Northport, changes his vehicles tire after hitting something in the road along the Sunken Meadow Parkway near Commack, Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Thomas Murphy, outside First District Court in Central
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Thomas Murphy, outside First District Court in Central Islip on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 with his lawyer and wife.

Baltimore Orioles catcher Jesus Sucre drops a pop
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Baltimore Orioles catcher Jesus Sucre drops a pop fly ball hit by New York Yankees Gary Sanchez in the 7th inning of the Yankees Home opener against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on March 28, 2019.

Cedric Mullins #3 of the Baltimore Orioles can't
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Cedric Mullins #3 of the Baltimore Orioles can't come up with a ball hit for a home run in the eighth inning by Greg Bird of the New York Yankees on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Collette Castiglione and her daughters Ava, 7, and
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Collette Castiglione and her daughters Ava, 7, and Scarlett, 3, of Centereach, picnic at North Shore Heritage Park in Mount Sinai on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Anthony Sosa of North Babylon, 21, catches some
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Anthony Sosa of North Babylon, 21, catches some air while completing a trick on his longboard in the parking lot of Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

(L-R) Jairy Ambrocio, 12, of Bay Shore, plays
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(L-R) Jairy Ambrocio, 12, of Bay Shore, plays the violin for her father Lazaro Bonilla, 32, from Baltimore, Maryland, while spending the morning at the Roberto Clemente Park, on March 24, 2019, in Brentwood.

Sebastian Herrera, 14, of Freeport chases after seagulls
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Sebastian Herrera, 14, of Freeport chases after seagulls at Jones Beach, Monday March 18, 2019.

Ionica Nacela and her son Andy, 6, enjoy
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Ionica Nacela and her son Andy, 6, enjoy the day at the Long Beach boardwalk, Tuesday March 26, 2019.

Twins Vivian, left, and Alexandra Apostolakos of Cold
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Twins Vivian, left, and Alexandra Apostolakos of Cold Spring Harbor, 5, practice their balance riding on two wheels at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay Monday, March 25, 2019. Their mother, Brigitte, said they just took off their training wheels a few days ago.

Fourth-grade scholars at Alden Terrace School in the
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Fourth-grade scholars at Alden Terrace School in the Elmont School show off their ballroom dancing skills as a culminating activity to their first-time participation in Dancing Classrooms of Long Island’s 10-week Ballroom Dancing Program, Thursday March 21, 2019. The students, who have learned the origin and dance steps to the merengue, fox trot, tango, jitterbug, rhumba, waltz and polka, demonstrated six dances and shared personal writing assignments connected to the program.

Left to right - Sammi Feil of RC
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Left to right - Sammi Feil of RC Murphy Junior High School, Aberam Sriganesh of HB Thompson Middle School, and Peter Aliprandis of Herricks Middle School wait their turn to spell during the 2019 Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue on the evening of March 20, 2019.

Nassau police Officer Dan Johannessen talks on Tuesday
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Nassau police Officer Dan Johannessen talks on Tuesday with seniors during a public forum in Franklin Square hosted by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. The program announced the start of the Nassau County Police Department's Senior Citizen Education Program to combat senior scams.

Carmine, a 3-year-old English Bulldog, is dressed up
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Carmine, a 3-year-old English Bulldog, is dressed up for Wantagh's inaugural St. Patrick's Day parade on Wantagh Avenue on Sunday.

James Schlick and his wife, Jenna, outside the
Photo Credit: James Carbone

James Schlick and his wife, Jenna, outside the Colony Park apartment complex on Peconic Street in Ronkonkoma where a fire broke out early Sunday morning.

Muslim worshipers at Islamic Center of Long Island
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Muslim worshipers at Islamic Center of Long Island see heightened security after the New Zeland attack on Friday, Mar. 15, 2019 in Westbury.

SUNY at Old Westbury president and pastor at
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SUNY at Old Westbury president and pastor at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem in his office at SUNY at Old Westbury Thursday March 14, 2019

Members of BSO at a ceremony to dedicate
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Members of BSO at a ceremony to dedicate a new Bureau of Special Operations Tactical House in memory of belated BSO Police Officer Geoffrey J. Breitkopf on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 in Bellmore.

Surrounded by local elected officials and members of
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Surrounded by local elected officials and members of the shellfishing industry, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and others eat oysters following a press conference outside Catch Oyster Bar in Patchogue Monday, March 11, 2019. During the press conference, Bellone announced a pilot program designed to assist local oyster farmers and stimulate the industry by allowing vendors to expand their retail opportunities.

Eleven-year-old twins Liam, left, and Tommy McCarvill of
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Eleven-year-old twins Liam, left, and Tommy McCarvill of Port Washington reach for the ball in a friendly basketball game by the town dock in Port Washington on Saturday.

Aaron Kirk Marsh, who teaches advanced math at
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Aaron Kirk Marsh, who teaches advanced math at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School in Plainview, stands among students as they change class on Thursday.

Gabrielle White was injured in an accident 17
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Gabrielle White was injured in an accident 17 years ago on Dutch Broadway in Elmont.

Tears roll down Linda Mangano's face after she
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Tears roll down Linda Mangano's face after she was found guility at federal court on Friday, March 8, 2019.

A couple of commuters on the LIRR station
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A couple of commuters on the LIRR station in Rockville Center on this breezy cold day in Rockville Center Wednesday March 6, 2019

Mary Labatto of Rockville Center praying St. Agnes
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Mary Labatto of Rockville Center praying St. Agnes Parish Center in Rockville Center on this Ash Wednesday March 6, 2019. Ash Wednesday. Ashes are distrubuted during mass

Greta Lozada of Baldwin praying St. Agnes Parish
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Greta Lozada of Baldwin praying St. Agnes Parish Center in Rockville Center on this Ash Wednesday March 6, 2019. Ash Wednesday. Ashes are distrubuted during mass

Diagnostic, Assessment and Stabilization Hub staff members look
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Diagnostic, Assessment and Stabilization Hub staff members look on Friday during the ribbon cutting ceremony in Hauppauge for Long Island's first round-the-clock crisis stabilization center.

Skateboarders take advantage of a breezy but sunny
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Skateboarders take advantage of a breezy but sunny afternoon Tuesday on the Long Beach boardwalk.

A biker rides along the boardwalk in Long
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A biker rides along the boardwalk in Long Beach on a chilly Tuesday afternoon, Feb 26, 2019.

Jacob Null, Dodgeville-Oppen-Epha vs Gaven Bell, Cold Spring
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Jacob Null, Dodgeville-Oppen-Epha vs Gaven Bell, Cold Spring Harbor in the 160LB Div 2 Semifinal of the 2019 NYSPHSAA State Championships at the Times-Union Arena in Albany, NY on Feb. 23, 2019

Adam Busiello, Eastport-South Manor pins his opponent and
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Adam Busiello, Eastport-South Manor pins his opponent and is a 5 time champion over Willie McDougald, Niagara Falls in the 138LB Div 1 final of the 2019 NYSPHSAA State Championships at the Times-Union Arena in Albany, NY on Feb. 23, 2019

Tomas Ramos, director of the Bronx River Community
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Tomas Ramos, director of the Bronx River Community Center, is one of more than 70 individuals who have undergone training to serve as facilitators in the Project Reset: Bronx Community Justice program. Ramos, pictured here, greets community residents not participating in the program.

Dr. Henry Tannous, surgical director of the Structural
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Dr. Henry Tannous, surgical director of the Structural Heart Program at Stony Brook University Hospital, poses for a portrait in the cardiothoracic operating room where he operated on Marie Boffa of Port Jefferson, at the hospital Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.

NYPD police officers from the 102 pct. gather
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NYPD police officers from the 102 pct. gather during the funeral for NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen at the Church of St. Rosalie, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Hampton Bays. L.I. Simonsen, a Calverton resident who was shot and killed by friendly fire last week during an attempted armed robbery in Queens.

Leanne Simonsen, wife of fallen NYPD Det. Brian
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Leanne Simonsen, wife of fallen NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen, watches as her husband's coffin is carried out after a funeral the Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays on Wednesday.

Leanne Simonsen is presented the memorial flag in
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Leanne Simonsen is presented the memorial flag in honor of her husband, NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen, during his funeral at the Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays on Wednesday.

Rob Balkam, 25, of Lindenhurst, walks with his
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Rob Balkam, 25, of Lindenhurst, walks with his dog Brandi, at Venetian Shores Park in Lindenhurst, Thursday afternoon, Feb 21, 2019.

Val Tator, 66, of Lindenhurst, who said she
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Val Tator, 66, of Lindenhurst, who said she knows all the "secret spots" to catch some rays, took advantage of thawing temperatures while relaxing near the shore at Venetian Shores Park in Lindenhurst on Thursday afternoon.

Kevin Lynch, 64, of Lindenhurst, and his granddaughter
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Kevin Lynch, 64, of Lindenhurst, and his granddaughter Riley Bifulco, 2, of Bay Shore, feed the seagulls near the coastline at Venetian Shores Park in Lindenhurst, Thursday afternoon, 

A surfer wades into the Atlantic Ocean off
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A surfer wades into the Atlantic Ocean off the shore of Long Beach during a 50 degree day following a day of snow and sleet, Feb. 21, 2019.

A woman kicking her heels while enjoying the
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A woman kicking her heels while enjoying the day on Quogue Village Beach in Quogue Saturday Feb. 16, 2019

Family and friends of NYPD officer Brian Simonsen,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Family and friends of NYPD officer Brian Simonsen, comfort one another outside his Riverhead home on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.

Andrew Ashton (left) and Steven Anderson (center) did
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Andrew Ashton (left) and Steven Anderson (center) did Shaw's makeup and styled a new wig for her at Philip Michael Salon Salon in Seaford.

Second grader, Sarah Reddington shows off her hula
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Second grader, Sarah Reddington shows off her hula hoop skills at the Martin Avenue Elementary School in Bellmore during Global School Play Day, Feb. 6, 2019.

Brooke Benson, 7, a 2nd grader at Miller
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Brooke Benson, 7, a 2nd grader at Miller Avenue Elementary School in Shoreham finds herself in a bubble by bubble-ologist Casey Carle on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Casey Carle, a professional bubble-ologist taught Miller Avenue School students the scientific facts and experience demonstrations the magic of bubbles. The assembly event reinforced science concepts that included chemistry, elasticity, surface tension and light.

Feature Port Jefferson Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019
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Feature Port Jefferson Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019

In Valley Stream, parents are heading back to
Photo Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

In Valley Stream, parents are heading back to school! Chong Na ,of Valley Stream, with her daughter Lydia Na ,3, at Forest Road Elementary School Tuesday February 5 , 2019. Through the districts new monthly Friendly Family School Tours, parents are able to step into their childrens shoes and experience firsthand what their children are learning. Held at each school building in the morning, parents are invited for 45 minutes to take a seat and dive into the lessons and activities.

Yelena Lobach ,5, of Valley Stream, takes off
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Yelena Lobach ,5, of Valley Stream, takes off her winter jacket and rests on it in the mouth of a whale in the Katherine Everson Playground in 59 degree weather on Tuesday February 5 , 2019 in Valley Stream.

No shirts needed Monday as Nick Kern, 19,
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa Loarca

No shirts needed Monday as Nick Kern, 19, left, and Quinn Revelant, 19, of Mineola joined their friends for a hockey game at Wilson Park in Mineola.

Ed and Linda Mangano arrive at federal court
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Ed and Linda Mangano arrive at federal court in Central Islip on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

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