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Top photos from around LI, NYC from October 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.

Christian Jones #1, Sayville goalie, reacts to a
Credit: James Escher

Christian Jones #1, Sayville goalie, reacts to a shot during the penalty kick portion of overtime in the Suffolk County boys soccer Class A quarterfinals against Half Hollow Hills West at Half Hollow Hills East High School in Dix Hills on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.

David Cooper of Huntington plays with his dog
Credit: Danielle Silverman

David Cooper of Huntington plays with his dog, Noodles, on a sunny and warm fall day at West Hills County Park on Oct. 24.

Michelle Moschorak, of Copiague, enjoys the fierce wind
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Michelle Moschorak and her son Zakk, 5, of Copiague, enjoy the fierce wind blowing on the shore of Tanner Park in Copiague, as a storm approaches Long Island on Oct. 16.

Despite the rain and mist, Darwin Lopez, 28,
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Despite the rain and mist, Darwin Lopez, 28, of Deer Park, catches a herring at Argyle Lake in Babylon Village on Oct. 29.

Branden Kelledy, 16, of Ronkonkoma, traveled to Belmont
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Branden Kelledy, 16, of Ronkonkoma, traveled to Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon to take photos of the fall foliage there on Oct. 26. Kelledy is vice-president of the Sachem High School photography club.

Houston Astros Jose Altuve is awarded the American
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Houston Astros Jose Altuve is awarded the American League Championship Series MVP trophy after defeating the New York Yankees with a walk off home run in Game 6 propelling the Astros into the World Series. October 19, 2019

Tom Crawford, of North Babylon, walks his 6
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Tom Crawford, of North Babylon, walks his 6-month-old goldendoodle, Wally, at Belmont Lake State Park on Oct. 26.

Step streets are unique to the Washington Heights
Credit: David Handschuh

Step streets are unique to the Washington Heights and Inwood sections of Manhattan and Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Highbridge and the areas around the Grand Concourse and Webster Avenue in the Bronx.

Guiseppina Amorello with her dog Gino on Saturday
Credit: Morgan Campbell

Guiseppina Amorello with her dog, Gino, on Saturday at the annual Nassau Barkfest Pet Costume Contest and Parade at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

Portrait of Amy Chaimowitz's Bantam White Polish Hen
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Amy Chaimowitz's Bantam White Polish Hen named Mopsy at her Ronkonkoma home on Oct. 22.

Roosevelt High School Student Raquel Iraheta (10th Grade)
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Roosevelt High School 10th-grader Raquel Iraheta performs in the parade of flags to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the high school on Oct. 29.

New recruits are sworn in by New York
Credit: Charles Eckert

New recruits are sworn in by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio during a ceremony at the NYPS's police academy in Queens on Oct. 8.

 

Melissa Miller sits in her Long Beach apartment
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

On Oct. 25, Melissa Miller sits in her Long Beach apartment that was flooded during superstorm Sandy seven years ago.

People walk in Times Square during a rain
Credit: Charles Eckert

People walk in Times Square during a rainstorm on Oct. 16. A coastal storm caused heavy rain and windy conditions in the city,

Wifredo Rivera, 25, of the Bronx is in
Credit: David Handschuh

Wifredo Rivera, 25, of the Bronx is in his Joker outfit as friend Ray Ramos, 20, photographs him on the "Joker Stairs," on Shakespeare Avenue in the Bronx. .

Alejandro Genao, 18, of Port Jefferson, catches a
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Alejandro Genao, 18, of Port Jefferson, catches a brown trout while fishing inside West Lake in Patchogue on Oct. 23. Genao fishes for the fun of catch and release.

Long Island playwright Marc Palmieri inside the, Glenwood
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Long Island playwright Marc Palmieri inside the Glenwood Life Center during a rehearsal of his original play, "The Groundling," on Oct. 26.

Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone was present at
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone at the Soil washing plant opening at Posillico Materials in Farmingdale on Oct. 24. 

Portrait of Amy Chaimowitz with her Bantam White
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Amy Chaimowitz with her Bantam White Polish Hen named Mopsy at her Ronkonkoma home on Oct. 22.

Alejandro Genao, 18, of Port Jefferson, fishes for
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Alejandro Genao, 18, of Port Jefferson, fishes for trout inside West Lake in Patchogue on Oct. 23. Genao fishes for the fun of catch and release.

Sea Cadets from the Lt. Michael Murphy Division
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Sea Cadets from the Lt. Michael Murphy Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corp. take part in a dedication ceremony for the Avenue of Heroes in West Sayville on Oct. 29.

Hope Day does a water test as Babylon
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Hope Day performs a water test as Babylon Junior Senior High School seventh-graders conduct aquaponic research with assistance from Aqua Grove unit on Oct. 21.

Ryan Andoos, of Route 27 Hopyard in Moriches,
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Ryan Andoos, of Route 27 Hopyard in Moriches, stands with a bushel of hemp in front of the pump house on Oct. 23.

Longtime Amityville resident Margie Bloome describes the sight
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Amityville resident Margie Bloome filed a lawsuit in January against Amendola Fence Co., seeking $100 million, saying nothing has changed since the town fined Amendola two years ago for various code violations. On Oct. 29, Bloome talked about the lawsuit.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas makes phone
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, with volunteers Bryanna Resende, of Westbury, left, and Kayla McKenzie, of Baldwin, makes phone calls at the campaign office in Wantagh on Oct. 22.

Jose Montoya, of Hicksville, left, and Darryl Dowers,
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Jose Montoya, of Hicksville, left, and Darryl Dowers, of Syosset, shuck oysters during the 36th annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay on Oct. 19.

Alejandro Genao, 18, of Port Jefferson, fishes for
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Alejandro Genao, 18, of Port Jefferson, fishes for trout inside of West Lake in Patchogue on Oct. 23. Genao fishes for the fun of catch and release.

Melany Minguia 9 from Hamton Bays joins Immigrant
Credit: Yellow House Images/Andrew Theodorakis

On Oct. 24, Melany Minguia, 9, of Hampton Bays, joins Immigrant women's rights advocates outside the office of Rep. Lee Zeldin to ask for the extension and reauthorization of the Violence Against Women's Act.

A man walks down Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

A man walks down Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst during a light rain on Oct. 16.

The Radio City Rockettes take part in rehearsals
Credit: Craig Ruttle

The Radio City Rockettes take part in rehearsals for the 2019 Christmas Spectacular on Oct. 22 in Manhattan.

Two men taking a stroll on a quiet
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Two men take a stroll on a quiet boardwalk in Long Beach on Oct. 22.

A spider at work on this inclement Tuesday
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A spider is demonstrates its expertise as a spinmeister in Roosevelt on Oct. 22.

People enjoy the unseasonably warm weather in Bryant
Credit: Charles Eckert

The unseasonably warm weather beckons outdoor lovers to Bryant Park in Manhattan on Oct. 2. 

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52)
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia, with head athletic trainer Steve Donohue, leaves the game with an apparent injury in the eighth inning in Game 4 of the ALCS on Oct. 17 at Yankee Stadium.

Kai Lee, 5, of Huntington, along with her
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Kai Lee, 5, of Huntington, along with her family, were among the hundreds of anglers of all ages and experience levels that lined the banks of the fishing lake at Hempstead Lake State Park on Oct. 19, for the Fall Family Freshwater Fishing Festival. As part of the I Fish NY Program, the experts at Hempstead Lake State Park gave free fly fishing instructions and demonstrations and provided loaner fishing rods.

Sarah Weitman, 19, of East Northport, and other
Credit: Danielle Silverman

Sarah Weitman, 19, of East Northport, and other Molloy College students participated in a virtual reality driving simulator in an actual vehicle parked on campus, to demonstrate the dangers of impaired and distracted driving Oct. 1, with the "Arrive Alive" Tour.

The casket carrying NYPD officer Brian Mulkeen arrives
Credit: Craig Ruttle

The coffin carrying NYPD officer Brian Mulkeen arrives as thousands of police officers and mourners gather Oct. 4 for the fallen officer's funeral at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Monroe, N.Y. Mulkeen, 33, who was killed in a friendly fire incident as he wrestled with a suspect running from officers in the Bronx the week before, grew up in Monroe and graduated from Monroe-Woodbury High School before attending Fordham University. He returned to Orange County to start his police career in Tuxedo, then joined the New York Police Department nearly seven years ago.

Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitches in the
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka in the sixth inning in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on Oct. 12.

Christine Hachman, front, is shown in what will
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Christine Hachman, left, is shown in what will be the kitchen of her recently purchased home in Patchogue with real estate agents Janice Ciaccio, center, and Amy Pfister on Oct. 12. The agents, from the Douglas Elliman office in Sayville, worked with Hachman to find the two-bedroom home she purchased last month for $265,000.

New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11)
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

New York Yankees leftfielder Brett Gardner at batting practice before Game 6 of the ALCS against Houston Astros on Oct. 19 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

Mets All-Star first baseman Pete Alonso, right, holds
Credit: Charles Eckert

Mets All-Star first baseman Pete Alonso holds his 9/11 tribute cleats after donating them to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Manhattan Oct. 1. Alonso wore the cleats during a game on the 18th anniversary of the 2001 attacks.

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, center wearing a
Credit: Charles Eckert

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, center, wearing a red tie, leaves a federal courthouse in Manhattan after pleading guilty to insider trading on Oct. 1. Collins, a New York Republican, pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to commit insider trading and to making false statements to federal law enforcement agents when interviewed about his conduct. 

Houston Astros center fielder George Springer (4) slides
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Houston Astros centerfielder George Springer slides into third base during the first inning of Game 5 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Oct. 18 in the Bronx.

New recruits are sworn in by New York
Credit: Charles Eckert

New recruits are sworn in by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio during a ceremony at the NYPD's police academy in Queens on Oct. 8. More than half the class of nearly 700 recruits resides in New York City.

A NYPD captain waves for a car to
Credit: Charles Eckert

A NYPD captain waves for a car to turn right off of East 14th Street in Manhattan on the first day of an 18-month pilot program where only buses and trucks will be able to make through trips on the street between Ninth and Third avenues from 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Oct. 3. The new busway is expected to save riders an average of five minutes per trip.

New York Yankees Aaron Hicks (31) smacks a
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

New York Yankee Aaron Hicks smacks a first-inning homer and is high-fived by teammate, rightfielder Aaron Judge, No. 99, in Game 5 of the ALCS against Houston Astros on Oct. 18 at Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11)
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

New York Yankees leftfielder Brett Gardner fouls the ball in the ninth inning in Game 6 of the ALCS against Houston Astros on Oct. 19 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.

People move about the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Credit: Craig Ruttle

People move about the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan on Oct. 21 as the museum marks its 60th anniversary. The festivities at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building included live jazz and tours. 

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19)
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, seen in a multiple exposure photo, delivers the pitch in the third inning of Game 4 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros on Oct. 17 at Yankee Stadium.

Didi Gregorius and members of the New York
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Didi Gregorius and his fellow New York Yankee teammates celebrate their ALDS victory over the Minnesota Twins at the close of Game 3 on Oct. 7, at Target Field in Minneapolis.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40)
Credit: Newsday/William Perlman

New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino reacts in the second inning of Game 3 of the ALDS against Minnesota Twins on Oct. 7 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Families of eight FDNY members who died in
Credit: Craig Ruttle

Families of eight FDNY members who died in the past year attend the 112th Annual FDNY Memorial Service for fallen firefighters at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Morningside Heights on Oct. 10.

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) is pumped
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, left, is pumped as Houston Astros teammates, third baseman Alex Bregman, No. 2, and second baseman Jose Altuve, No. 27, greet him after the walk-off homer in the 11th inning in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees on Oct. 13 at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11)
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

New York Yankees leftfielder Brett Gardner, No. 11, watches as teammates Aaron Hicks, center, and Aaron Judge celebrate the ALCS Game 5 win against the Houston Astros on Oct. 18 in the Bronx.

New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (26)
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu, No. 26, smacks a homer in the ninth inning to tie the game and celebrates with teammate Aaron Judge during Game 6 of the ALCS against Houston Astros on Oct. 19 at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden
Credit: Charles Eckert

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to members of the United Federation of Teachers during the annual Teacher Union Day in Manhattan on Oct. 20.

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) and
Credit: Newsday/William Perlman

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, left, and teammate, second baseman Gleyber Torres, right, celebrate in the locker room after the Yanks swept the ALDS against the Minnesota Twins on Oct. 7 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Members of the New York Yankees celebrate their
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Members of the New York Yankees celebrate their ALDS victory over the Minnesota Twins at the close of Game 3 on Oct. 7 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Hailey Ambrose, 2, of West Islip, plays at
Credit: Danielle Silverman

Hailey Ambrose, 2, of West Islip, plays at Argyle Park in Babylon, on Oct. 8.

Steven Wright, 3, of Astoria, Queens, N.Y., kisses
Credit: James Carbone

Steven Wright, 3, of Astoria, Queens, kisses a picture of his mother, Cecille Acosta Viernes Wright, at the Annual Lustgarten Foundation Walk at Jones Beach on Oct. 6. Wright died from pancreatic cancer in February at the age of 43.

The Reverend Canon Patti Welch blesses Bodhi, who
Credit: Charles Eckert

The Rev. Canon Patti Welch blesses Bodhi, who is wearing a coy fish costume, on the grounds of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Devine on St. Francis Day, Oct. 6. The traditional St. Francis Day Festal Eucharist and animal procession were cancelled this year as a massive cleaning took place after a fire on Palm Sunday morning caused extensive smoke damage inside the cathedral.

Phoebe Tzimas, right, helps clean up the beach
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Eleni Tzimas, left, and her daughter, Phoebe, of Long Beach, participate in a event hosted by the Surfrider Foundation: Central Long Island Chapter to clean up on Oct. 14 in Long Beach.

New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25)
Credit: Newsday/William Perlman

New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres, No. 25, teammate, shortstop Didi Gregorius, cannot get to the ball hit by Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel in the first inning of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Oct. 15 in the Bronx.

Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman walks off as
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman walks off the field as the Houston Astros celebrate winning the ALCS on Oct. 19 in Houston, Texas, on second baseman Jose Altuve's homer in the ninth inning.

Jacob Murphy, 3, of Melville, runs through the
Credit: Danielle Silverman

Jacob Murphy, 3, of Melville, runs through the pumpkin patch with his family during a fall Friday outing at F&W Schmitt's Family Farm in Melville on Oct. 18.

People mourn during a community vigil in Chatham
Credit: Charles Eckert

People mourn during a community vigil in Chatham Square on Oct. 7 for the four homeless men who were slain in Chinatown over that weekend.

New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25)
Credit: Newsday/William Perlman

New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres, No. 25, and his teammates, Aaron Judge, left, catcher Gary Sanchez, second from right, and Aaron Hicks after Hicks' homer in the first inning of Game 5 of the ALCS against Houston Astros on Oct. 18 in the Bronx.

Hope Day does a water test as Babylon
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Hope Day and fellow seventh-graders at Babylon Junior-Senior High School conduct a water test as part of aquaponic research on Oct. 21.

Heart transplant recipient Ed Schaefer, speaks at police
Credit: James Carbone

Ed Schaefer, who was flown in a Suffolk County police helicopter from Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead to Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan for a heart transplant, speaks at Suffolk police headquarters in Yaphank on Oct. 21.

Members of the New York City Police Academy
Credit: Charles Eckert

Members of the New York City Police Academy graduating class celebrate after their graduation ceremony in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on Oct.10.

Jaqueline Monaco plays with her dogs Yogi and.Boo
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Jaqueline Monaco plays with her dogs Yogi and Boo Boo at the Town of Oyster Bay's new dog park at Centre Island Beach Park on Oct. 16 in Bayville.

Zach Newman, an x-game professional bronze medalist, performs
Credit: James Carbone

Zach Newman, an X-game bronze medalist, performs a stunt inside the gymnasium at West Babylon High School on Oct. 18. The U.S. Marines and the X-game riders emphasized anti-bully messages to students.

A Turkey Voucher, cleans it's feathers atop a
Credit: James Carbone

A vulture cleans its feathers atop a weather vane at the Riverhead United Methodist Church on East Main Street on Oct. 20.

David Pepenella, of Patchogue, Kui Lin, left, of
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Kui Lin, left, of Ronkonkoma, and his son Qing, drop lines into the Great South Bay while fishing at Mascot Dock and Marina in Patchogue on Oct. 8.

Lucas 8 and Iris 5 Maltese in pumpkin
Credit: Howard Simmons

Lucas Maltese, 8, and Iris Maltese, 5, play in a pumpkin patch at Community Church of East Williston. 

A man rides his bike in the rain
Credit: Johnny Milano

A man rides his bike in the rain in Long Beach as heavy rain begins to fall across Long Island on Oct. 16.

Scarlett Edwards ,5, right, of Long Beach waves
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Scarlett Edwards, 5, right, of Long Beach waves to her mom as she rides the carousel at the City of Long Beach's 23rd annual Fall Festival on Oct. 12.

Surfer take advantage of the 5-7 foot wave
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A surfer goes for a ride at Long Beach on Oct. 10.

Postal worker Katie Sinnott, dressed for the inclement
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Postal worker Katie Sinnott, dressed for the inclement weather, delivers mail on Roberts Place in Roosevelt on Oct. 9.

Surfer take advantage of the 5-7 foot wave
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A surfer hits the waves on Oct. 10 at Long Beach.

Surfer take advantage of the 5-7 foot wave
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A surfer goes for a ride on Oct. 10 at Long Beach.

Cayden Maselli-Whitenack, 5 of Famingdale, suits up at
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Cayden Maselli-Whitenack, 5, of Farmingdale, suits up at the Nassau County Fire Museum during Fire Prevention Week on Oct. 9 in Garden City.

Kite flying enthusiast Dale Gladstone, of Brooklyn, enjoys
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

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
Credit: Kendall Rodriguez

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 in the
Credit: Kendall Rodriguez

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
Credit: Kendall Rodriguez

Anthony Girllo, 48, of Babylon, throws a frisbee on Oct. 5 at Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead.

Cash Cab with host Ben Bailey in the
Credit: Howard Schnapp

"Cash Cab" host Ben Bailey on Oct. 2 on Second Avenue in Manhattan.

Firefighters battling a fire in a Park Slope
Credit: Todd Maisel

Firefighters with one of two cats resued from a Park Slope, Brooklyn, apartment blaze on Oct. 5.

Firefighters battling a fire in a Park Slope
Credit: Todd Maisel

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.

People walks past and take pictures of a
Credit: Charles Eckert

Pedestrians pass by a new mural by Brooklyn-based Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama on Houston Street on Sept. 30.

Members of The Women's Diversity Network, Black Long
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

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
Credit: Barry Sloan

A necropsy is performed on a humpback whale in Long Beach on Oct. 1. The whale washed ashore in Lido Beach Monday afternoon.

Scene where a car slammed into a business
Credit: James Carbone

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
Credit: Charles Eckert

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.

Portrait of costumed performer Lucy Buda who will
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

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
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Chris Acosta of Queens practices his skating skills at Baldwin Skate Park on Oct. 1.

Bill Schmitt, one of the owners of the
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

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 to accordion music
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

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, right, holds
Credit: Charles Eckert

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.

Sarah Weitman, 19, of East Northport, and other
Credit: Danielle Silverman

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.

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