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.
A surfer on Oct. 10 at Long Beach.
A surfer on Oct. 10 at Long Beach.
Cayden Maselli-Whitenack, 5, of Farmingdale, suits up at the Nassau County Fire Museum during Fire Prevention Week on Oct. 9 in Garden City.
Dale Gladstone, of Brooklyn, enjoys what he believes will be the "last great beach day of the year" with an airplane kite on Oct. 2 at Jones Beach.
Jessica Colombo, 23, of Babylon, throws a frisbee on Oct. 5 at Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead.
A man fishes in a kayak on Oct. 5 at Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead.
Anthony Girllo, 48, of Babylon, throws a frisbee on Oct. 5 at Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead.
"Cash Cab" host Ben Bailey on Oct. 2 on Second Avenue in Manhattan.
Firefighters with one of two cats resued from a Park Slope, Brooklyn, apartment blaze on Oct. 5.
Firefighters battling a blaze in a Park Slope, Brooklyn, apartment on Oct. 5 rescued two cats, one that jumped to a fire escape and was dangling from a ladder, the other that ran to the roof.
Pedestrians pass by a new mural by Brooklyn-based Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama on Houston Street on Sept. 30.
Community activists, residents and students rallied Oct. 1 in Freeport to call for the firing of a middle school social studies teacher who told her classes to "make it funny and don't bore me" in assigning them to write captions for pictures of African American slaves.
A necropsy is performed on a humpback whale in Long Beach on Oct. 1. The whale washed ashore in Lido Beach Monday afternoon.
An SUV narrowly missing a pedestrian, crashes into an insurance office at 636 Union Ave. in in West Islip on Oct. 1.
Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, center, arrives at a federal courthouse in Manhattan on Oct. 1. Collins, a Republican congressman from western New York, is resigning from his seat ahead of an expected guilty plea in an insider trading case in which he was accused of leaking confidential information during an urgent phone call made from a White House picnic.
Performer Lucy Buda will be working at the Chamber of Horrors NY, which is opening for its seventh season through Halloween night.
Chris Acosta of Queens practices his skating skills at Baldwin Skate Park on Oct. 1.
Bill Schmitt, co-owner of Schmitt's Family Farm in Dix Hills, demonstrates the new ax-throwing attraction at their annual Haunted House attraction on Oct. 1. The farm's haunt theme this year is the "Melville Asylum."
Barbara Kruger, of Commack, dances as Francesco Ruggiero, of Kings Park, plays the accordion on the boardwalk at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park on Oct. 1. Kruger, and her husband, Fred, were visiting the park to partake in Tashlikh, a customary Jewish atonement ritual performed during the High Holy Days. "We're here to throw away our sins to the water and reflect."
Mets All-Star first baseman Pete Alonso holds his 9/11 tribute cleats after donating them to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in Manhattan on Oct. 1. Alonso wore the cleats during a game on the 18th anniversary of the 2001 attacks.
On Oct. 1, Sarah Weitman, 19, of East Northport, and other Molloy College students participated in a virtual reality driving simulator in a vehicle parked on campus, to demonstrate the dangers of impaired and distracted driving.