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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.

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

A surfer on Oct. 10 at Long Beach.

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

A surfer on Oct. 10 at Long Beach.

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

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

Firefighters battling a fire in a Park Slope
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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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