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Top photos from around LI, NYC from February 2020

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.

Gary Morrow, of Wyandanch, runs through little league
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Gary Morrow, of Wyandanch, runs through little league basketball drills with his son Jamir, 7, left in red, and nephew Asanti Jennings, 6, right, while enjoying the weather at Wyandanch Park, in Wyandanch, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.

Westbury's Jeremiah Funches, in green facing off against
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Westbury's Jeremiah Funches, in green facing off against Copiague's Malik Leftenan in their 220-pound weight class at the New York State wrestling championship on Friday Feb. 28, 2020 at the Times Union Center in Albany

Front row from left, Famingdale Lacrosse players Hannah
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Front row from left, Famingdale Lacrosse players Hannah Psillos, Megan Michael, Shannon Michael, Kelly Bergersen, and Katie Hickey workout with Steven Briscoe, owner and trainer at Farmingdale Fit Body Boot Camp, as he host a class with the Farmingdale Girls Lacrosse team and their families in honor of teammate Isabella Inzerillo and to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Farmingdale....

Tommy Sheehan, a fourth grade teacher at Floral
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Tommy Sheehan, a fourth grade teacher at Floral Park Bellerose school, who won the most recent edition of "Survivor" Story inside his classroom, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (Published in February)

Lee Mauras of Hempstead wrestles against Willie McDougald
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Lee Mauras of Hempstead wrestles against Willie McDougald of Niagara Falls in the 145-pound in the Division I finals at the New York state wrestling championships on Saturday Feb. 29, 2020,

Matt Campo of Mount Sinai celebrates the win
Credit: Newsday/William Perlman

Matt Campo of Mount Sinai celebrates the win as he wrestles against Mikey Squires of Norwich in the 170-pound in the Division II finals at the New York state wrestling championships on Saturday Feb. 29, 2020,

Lynn Wiedmer, inside her Glen Head apartment, surrounded
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Lynn Wiedmer, inside her Glen Head apartment, surrounded by moving boxes, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Wiedmer was recently a victim of a $500,000 e-mail scam when she tried to purchase a home.

The crowd watches as Guinness Book of World
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The crowd watches as Guinness Book of World Record holder Rich Daly, of Mastic Beach, carves a snow sleigh out of ice during the Port Jefferson Ice Festival, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.

The crowd watches as Guinness Book of World
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

The crowd watches as Guinness Book of World Record holder Rich Daly, of Mastic Beach, carves a snow sleigh out of ice during the Port Jefferson Ice Festival, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.

Hauppauge's Anthony DiBartolo, in blue, facing off against
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Hauppauge's Anthony DiBartolo, in blue, facing off against Brooklyn Technical's Kai Yudelson in their 126-pound weight class at the New York State wrestling championship on Friday Feb. 28, 2020 at the Times Union Center in Albany

Elijah Rivera of Bay Shore after beting Tyler
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Elijah Rivera of Bay Shore after beting Tyler Ferrara of Binghamton in overtime of the 106-pound in the Division I final at the New York state wrestling championships on Feb. 29, 2020.

Dean Kathy Gallo inside the Joseph G. Shapiro
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Dean Kathy Gallo inside the Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall on the campus of Hofstra Univeristy, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.

Kim Taylor, of Baldwin, inside her home, Thursday,
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Kim Taylor, of Baldwin, inside her home, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2020. Taylor was a speech teacher who worked with Thomas Valva, the boy allegedly killed when his father made him sleep in the cold garage. She taught him his first words; Ball and Go.

Regardless of "rain, shine, or snow," Clif Hoke,
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Regardless of "rain, shine, or snow," Clif Hoke, of Patchogue fly fishes at Great Patchogue Lake every day. Seen on on a gloomy Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, Hoke says "It's not about catching fish all the time, sometimes it's just nice to be out here."

Christian Hansen of Cold Spring Harbor wrestles and
Credit: Newsday/William Perlman

Christian Hansen of Cold Spring Harbor wrestles and wins against Nick Ross of Onteora in the 152-pound in the Division II finals and jumps into his coaches arms at the New York state wrestling championships on Saturday Feb. 29, 2020,

Reflected in a puddle, a man walks through
Credit: Barry Sloan

Reflected in a puddle, a man walks at Sunken Meadow State Park Feb. 26.

Jennie Giusto, of East Meadow, with her 4
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Jennie Giusto, of East Meadow, with her 4 day old daughter Angelina, husband Sergio, and daughter Sophia, 4, inside their home, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Angelina was born inside the family mini van on the shoulder of the Northern State Parkway Tuesday night.

Karl Osmond-Bouyer of Clarke wrestles against Jeff Crooks
Credit: Newsday/William Perlman

Karl Osmond-Bouyer of Clarke wrestles against Jeff Crooks of Cobleskill in the 220-pound in the Division II finals at the New York state wrestling championships on Saturday Feb. 29, 2020,

Tyler Mousaw of South Jefferson/Sandy Creek wrestles against
Credit: Newsday/William Perlman

Tyler Mousaw of South Jefferson/Sandy Creek wrestles against Kolton Gagnon of Cold Spring Harbor as he loses in a technical fall in the 195-pound in the Division II semifinals at the New York state wrestling championships on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020,

Gage DeNatale of Locust Valley wrestles against Dean
Credit: Newsday/William Perlman

Gage DeNatale of Locust Valley wrestles against Dean Shambo of Mexico, NY in the 132-pound in the Division II finals at the New York state wrestling championships on Saturday Feb. 29, 2020,

Aaliyah Miller of Hempstead, 18, rehearses with other
Credit: Barry Sloan

Aaliyah Miller, of Hempstead, 18, rehearses with other students in L'aura Bagdziunas' repertory dance class at the Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset Feb. 25.

Josh Samuel, 17, of Roslyn, tries on tuxedos
Credit: Danielle Silverman

Josh Samuel, 17, of Roslyn, tries on tuxedos for a "second look" with the help of Chris Tricarico, owner of Black Tie Tuxedo By Sarno in Smithtown Feb. 21.

Students in L'aura Bagdziunas' repertory dance class rehearse
Credit: Barry Sloan

Students in L'aura Bagdziunas' repertory dance class rehearse at the Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset Feb. 25.

Joan Martorano, of Hauppauge, takes part in the
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Joan Martorano, of Hauppauge, takes part in the Roaring '20s party at Prohibition Kitchen restaurant in Port Jefferson on Feb. 21.

Wasif Saif, M.D., who is deputy physician in
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Wasif Saif, M.D., who is deputy physician in charge of medical oncology at Northwell Health Cancer Institute, inside a patient treatment room at Northwell Health Imaging at the Center for Advanced Medicine, in New Hyde Park, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2020.

The Harbormen Chorus perform during the Port Jefferson
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

The Harbormen Chorus perform during the Port Jefferson Ice Festival, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.

Family members place roses on the names of
Credit: Charles Eckert

Family members place roses on the names of loved ones who died during the 1993 World Trade Center bombing during a ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Manhattan Feb. 26. Six people were killed and more than a thousand people were injured when a truck carrying about 1,200 ponds of explosives detonated inside a parking garage under the World Trade Center's north tower.

Nancy Nicholson, front, and Alyssa Feihel, conservators with
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Nancy Nicholson, front, and Alyssa Feihel, conservators with the firm Clerkin Higgins Stained Glass, of Brooklyn, install the newly restored stained glass transom window over the entrance to the Club House at Connetquot River State Park on Feb. 12. The window dates back to the19th century when the Club House was part of the Southside Sportsmen's Club.

People place roses on the names of people
Credit: Charles Eckert

People pay their respects to those who died during the 1993 World Trade Center bombing during a ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Manhattan Feb. 26. Six people were killed and more than a thousand people were injured when a truck carrying about 1,200 ponds of explosives detonated inside a parking garage under the World Trade Center's north tower.

Aquarist Christine Dunlop shows off some of the
Credit: Danielle Silverman

Aquarist Christine Dunlop shows off some of the frogs and toads that children will be able to learn about on Leap Day at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium on Feb 20.

Renee Lennon, front, and Lee Stevens, two of
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Renee Lennon, front, and Lee Stevens, two of the seven owners of the Yoga Sangha studio in Patchogue, recite a mantra at the start of a yoga session on Feb. 21. When the previous owner of the studio died, the seven yoga practitioners joined together to take over the studio.

Tom Fabbri, founder and CEO of Long Island-based
Credit: Barry Sloan

Tom Fabbri, founder and CEO of Long Island-based Total Motion 360, leads a TM360 Functional Fitness with Power Bar class during the American Cancer Society's second annual Long Island Wellness Festival at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington on Feb. 9.

Harper Liao, 4, Brooklyn,works with artist Julie Peppito
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Harper Liao, 4, of Brooklyn, works with artist Julie Peppito as she leads a workshop in transforming trash into treasure at the Long Island Children's Museum on Feb. 17 in Garden City.

Kaeli Natter, 5, of Manorhaven, plays at Manorhaven
Credit: Danielle Silverman

Kaeli Natter, 5, of Manorhaven, plays at Manorhaven Beach Park with her family, on a mild Saturday afternoon, Feb 22.

Raeann Mariella, 26, of Patchogue, at home holding
Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin/Debbie Egan-Chin

Raeann Mariella, 26, of Patchogue, at home with a 2017 photo of herself and Faraja Tarimo. She was to host Tarimo, whom she met seven years ago in Tanzania when she was a volunteer with Global Service Corp., but she fears it'll be harder now with the expanded Trump travel ban. Faraja, who works with special needs children and adults in Tanzania, was planning to visit Long Island to learn from groups doing similar work.

Cory Williams of Wyandanch, 30, jumps rope in
Credit: Barry Sloan

Cory Williams, of Wyandanch, 30, jumps rope in the parking lot at Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon Feb. 24.

Carmela Raguso of Commack hugs Canine officer "Goose"
Credit: Craig Ruttle

Carmela Raguso, of Commack, hugs canine officer Goose at Grand Central Terminal Feb. 7, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Police held a graduation for canines that have completed the Explosive Detection and Mass Transit Anti-Terrorism Course. The canines are named in honor of officers and firefighters who have died while in the line of duty. Goose was named in honor of FDNY Lt. Christopher Raguso who was killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq while serving as a master sergeant with the New York Air National Guard.

Justyna Zubko-Valva, the biological mother of Thomas Valva,
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Justyna Zubko-Valva, Thomas Valva's mother, speaks to reporters outside Suffolk Country Family Court in Central Islip on Feb. 13. Zubko-Valva's ex-husband is charged in their 8-year-old son's hypothermia death.

Justyna Zubko-Valva, center, the biological mother of Thomas
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Justyna Zubko-Valva, center, Thomas Valva's mother, is surrounded by supporters after she finished spoking to reporters outside Suffolk Country Family Court in Central Islip on Feb. 13.

New York Yankees' third baseman Miguel Andujar smiles
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

New York Yankees' third baseman Miguel Andujar glances at the third-base coach after the official declared his home run while playing the Tampa Bay Rays in the top of the 6th inning during spring training at Charlotte Sports Park, in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Feb. 23. 

On a day when only a few brave
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

On a day when only a few brave souls dared to venture out to the beach, Chelsea Simon and Josh Navarro, both of Huntington, walk along the shore at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport Feb. 18.

Harry Anderson, of East Islip, goes for a
Credit: James Carbone

Harry Anderson, of East Islip, goes for a ride on his tricycle through Heckscher State Park in East Islip on Feb. 20.

Malik Samuels, of Jamaica, left, and Wenchelle Jean,
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Malik Samuels, of Jamaica, left, and Wenchelle Jean, of Farmingdale, play a round of Super Smash Brothers during video game night at Great South Bay Brewery in Bay Shore Feb. 18.

New York Mets' Andres Gimenez throws during today's
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

New York Mets' Andres Gimenez throws during the spring training opening game against the Miami Marlins at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Feb. 22.

Rocky Point Middle School Robo Eagles Robotic team
Credit: James Carbone

Rocky Point Middle School Robo Eagles Robotic team members,  left to right, Alex Grundmann, 14; Neyo Alabi, 12; Jack Whitehouse, 14; Kristian Hald, 12; Kristian Hald, 12; and Matteo Gravinese, 13; work on their Lego project at the school on Feb. 20. The team members created a minute-long public service announcement in a video that highlights a handicap ramp that they created for the First Lego League Competition. Grundmann who uses a wheelchair, uses the ramp to compete in the competition.

Joey Esposito, 10, plays paddle ball with his
Credit: James Carbone

Joey Esposito, 10, plays paddleball with his mother, Lisa Esposito, at Sunken Meadow Beach in Kings Park on Feb. 23.

Dr. Satsuki Ina Co-Chair of Tsuru for Solidarity
Credit: Kendall Rodriguez

Dr. Satsuki Ina, co-chair of Tsuru for Solidarity, speaks at a Day of Remembrance that marks the first 78th anniversary of the executive order during World War II that sent citizens and immigrants of Japanese descent to U.S. concentration camps at the Japanese American United Church at 255 7th Ave. in Manhattan Feb. 22.

Jay Pearsall, an installer at Island Tech Services
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Jay Pearsall, an installer at Island Tech Services in Ronkonkoma, was in the process of removing interior wall panels from the inside of a 2020 Ford Explorer hybrid SUV that is being outfitted as a police vehicle for the Sag Harbor Village Police Department on Feb. 14. The back seats, flooring and wall panels must all be removed so wiring for lights, sirens, computers, radios and other equipment can be installed. When the work is completed, this will be the first police-rated hybrid SUV to be put in service at a Long Island police department.

New York Mets's Robinson Cano poses for the
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New York Mets's Robinson Cano during the spring training opening game against the Miami Marlins at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Feb. 22. 

Powerlines along Ruland Road in Melville, Tuesday, Feb.
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Powerlines along Ruland Road in Melville on Feb. 13.

Cameron Natter, 3, looks up to big sister
Credit: Danielle Silverman

Cameron Natter, 3, looks up to big sister, Kaeli Natter, 5, of Manorhaven, as they climb and play at Manorhaven Beach Park with their family, on Feb. 22.

Carmela Raguso of Commack, center, daughter Mila, 8,
Credit: Craig Ruttle

Carmela Raguso, of Commack, center, daughter Mila, 8, left, and family friend Keith Simoes pet canine officer Goose at Grand Central Terminal Feb. 7 as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Police hold a graduation for canines that have completed the Explosive Detection and Mass Transit Anti-Terrorism Course. The canines are named in honor of officers and firefighters who have died while in the line of duty. Goose was named in honor of FDNY Lt. Christopher Raguso who was killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq while serving as a master sergeant with the New York Air National Guard.

People take shelter from the rain under umbrellas
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

People take shelter from the rain as they are seen through the raindrops collected on a car window in Sayville Feb. 10.

Edguardo Salace of Port Washington, feeds the gulls
Credit: Johnny MIlano

Edguardo Salace, of Port Washington, feeds the gulls at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay on Feb. 24.

Members of the New York Police Department and
Credit: Charles Eckert

Members of the New York Police Department and others clap as NYPD Lt. Jose Gautreaux, center, is discharged from NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx on Feb. 10. Lt. Gautreaux was shot in the arm when Robert Williams, 45, allegedly opened fire in the 41st Precinct the morning after he allegedly shot a member of the NYPD who was sitting in a patrol van.

Avalynne Mangano, 8 Oyster Bay, looks in a
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Avalynne Mangano, 8 Oyster Bay, looks in a mirror after Isabel Lopes, 16, of Roslyn Heights, painted her face at the WE CARE Fund of the Nassau County Bar Association hosts the 32nd Annual Children's Festival on Feb. 19 in Mineola.

Blair Buzzetta, 3, of Huntington, helps pediatric dentist
Credit: Danielle Silverman

Blair Buzzetta, 3, of Huntington, helps pediatric dentist Dr. Shikha Kanotra examine a dinosaur's teeth while learning about proper brushing technique during a free oral health screening at ProHealth's Huntington office, Feb 18 during National Children's Dental Health month.

Rafi Barr 7 of the Upper West Side
Credit: Jeff Bachner

Rafi Barr, 7, of the Upper West Side, doesn't let his missing front teeth stop him from smiling as he drives one of the ice bumper cars at Bryant Park on Feb. 16.

New York Yankee fans waiting for autographs from
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New York Yankee fans waiting for autographs during spring training in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 16.

New York Yankees' pitcher Gerrit Cole leaving the
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New York Yankees' pitcher Gerrit Cole leaves the field after signing autographs for the young fans after his workout during spring training in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 16.

Tom Barry a blacksmith from Riverhead shows visitors
Credit: Randee Daddona

Tom Barry, a blacksmith from Riverhead, shows visitors how to forge an iron heart at the Village Blacksmith in Greenport on Feb. 17. The Village Blacksmith is run by the East End Seaport Museum in Greenport.

Chantal Marcos 8 of Locust Valley drives one
Credit: Jeff Bachner

Chantal Marcos, 8, of Locust Valley, drives one of the ice bumper cars at Bryant Park on Feb. 16.

New York Yankees' pitcher Gerrit Cole signing autographs
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Yankees' pitcher Gerrit Cole signing autographs for the young fans after his workout during spring training in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 16.

New York Mets fans wait for autographs during
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Mets fans wait for autographs during a spring training workout  Feb. 17 at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Leo Nagasawa, 4, of Port Washington, takes a
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Leo Nagasawa, 4, of Port Washington, takes a scooter ride as his brother Hal, 2, and father Roy, rear, follow behind at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Feb. 17.

Justyna Zubko-Valva sheds a tear while the Nassau
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Justyna Zubko-Valva sheds a tear while the Nassau County Legislature Health Committee holds a hearing in response to Thomas Valva Tragedy, inside the Theodore Roosevelt Legislative Building in Mineola, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes during a spring training
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Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes during a spring training workout on Feb. 17 at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Former New York Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte signing
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Former New York Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte signing autographs after throwing to batters during batting practice at spring training in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 17.

New York Mets outfileder Tim Tebow during a
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New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow at a spring training workout Feb. 17 at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes signing autographs
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Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes signs autographs during a spring training workout on Feb. 17 at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Despite the cold, this group of people braved
Credit: James Carbone

Despite the cold, this group of people braved the chilly weather as they joined together for prayer outside the New Village Recreation Center on Wireless Road in Centereach on Feb. 16.

Zaya Stokes, 3, from Westhampton plays at Iron
Credit: Randee Daddona

Zaya Stokes, 3, from Westhampton, plays at Iron Pier Beach in Jamesport on Feb. 12.

Jean and Marie Filippi, of Hicksville, celebrate 51
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Jean and Marie Filippi, of Hicksville, celebrate 51 years of marriage as Genser Cona Elder Law honors 25 couples who have been together 50 years or more with a complimentary Valentine's Day dinner at Piccolo Restaurant in Bellmore on Feb. 12, to celebrate their long lasting love.

New York Yankees' pitcher Luis Severino warming up
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New York Yankees' pitcher Luis Severino warms up during spring training in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 14.

New York Mets fans wait for autographs during
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

New York Mets fans wait for autographs during a spring training workout on Feb. 15, in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard runs away
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New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard runs away with his teammates' jerseys after they warm up during a spring training baseball practice on Feb. 15, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. 

Francesca Guddemi, of Port Jefferson, roasts marshmellows with
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Francesca Guddemi, of Port Jefferson, roasts marshmallows with her daughter Viviana, 3, during the Port Jefferson Ice Festival on Feb. 8.

Mets infielder Pete Alonso signs autographs during a
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

New York Mets infielder Pete Alonso signs autographs during spring training workout on Feb. 15, in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

A lone seagull flies low across the waters
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A seagull flies low across the waters of Northport Harbor as the reflected sun momentarily breaks through the fog and clouds on Feb. 11.

RETRANS FOR LIGHTER IMAGE--Max Klimavicius, owner of Sardi's
Credit: Craig Ruttle

Max Klimavicius, owner of Sardi's in Times Square, feeds chicken to Siba, a standard poodle who took the honors for best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club show Tuesday, during an appearance at Sardi's on Feb. 12. The event has become an annual traditional as the winner is fed a prepared meat dish.

New York Mets infielder Dominic Smith shares a
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New York Mets infielder Dominic Smith shares a laugh with fans as he gets ready to take on batting practice during a spring training workout on Feb. 13 at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

As an award for raising more than $4,000
Credit: Barry Sloan

As an award for raising more than $4,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients campaign, students wrap principal Brian Chamberlin in toilet paper at Harding Avenue Elementary School in Lindenhurst on Feb. 12.

New York Yankees' GM Brian Cashman talking with
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Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman talks with the media during spring training in Tampa, Fla. on Feb. 14.

A gray and foggy day in Oyster Bay,
Credit: Danielle Silverman

A gray and foggy day in Oyster Bay on Feb. 11. 

New York Yankees' pitcher Masahiro Tanaka leaving the
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Yankees' pitcher Masahiro Tanaka leaves the bullpen after his workout during spring training in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 14.

2nd-grader Sophie Franck, above, and pre-K student Maggie
Credit: Barry Sloan

Second-grader Sophie Franck, top, and pre-K student Maggie Masone, below, browse the selection of books in the book vending machine at Edna Louise Spear Elementary School in Port Jefferson Feb. 11. Unveiled Tuesday, the vending machine is intended to encourage and promote literacy for grades pre-K-5. Students will earn "rewards of excellence" tokens in order to retrieve the books they want.

Savannah Stepnewski, 5, of Coram, inspects a hamburger
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Savannah Stepnewski, 5, of Coram, inspects a hamburger ice sculpture during the Port Jefferson Ice Festival Feb. 8. 

New York Yankees' pitcher Luis Severino fielding ground
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Yankees' pitcher Luis Severino fields ground ball while working out during spring training in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 15.

1st-grader Michael Viviano, left, and 2nd-grader Sophie Franck,
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First-grader Michael Viviano, left, and 2nd-grader Sophie Franck check out the books they received from the book vending machine at Edna Louise Spear Elementary School in Port Jefferson Feb. 11. Unveiled Tuesday, the vending machine is intended to encourage and promote literacy for grades pre-K-5. Students will earn "rewards of excellence" tokens in order to retrieve the books they want.

New York Yankees' pitcher Luis Severino after warming
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Yankees' pitcher Luis Severino, after warming up his arm during spring training in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 11.

New York Yankees' pitcher running interval during spring
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Yankees' pitcher running interval during spring training in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 15.

Calla Breyer, 3, of Rocky Point, licks an
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Calla Breyer, 3, of Rocky Point, licks an ice sculpture during the Port Jefferson Ice Festival on Feb. 8. 

Sophia Zeng 9 and her brother Lucas 12
Credit: Jeff Bachner

Sophia Zeng, 9, and her brother Lucas, 12, watch the Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown on Feb. 9.

Mets releiver Edwin Diaz during a spring training
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New York Mets pitcher Edwin Diaz during a spring training workout at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Feb 10.

Spectators watch the Lunar New Year parade on
Credit: Jeff Bachner

Spectators watch the Lunar New Year parade on the streets of Chinatown on Feb. 9.

Colorful Dragons and Lions delight spectators at the
Credit: Jeff Bachner

Colorful dragons and lions delight spectators at the Lunar New Year parade on the streets of Chinatown on  Feb. 9.

A member of the NYPD who was injured
Credit: Charles Eckert

An NYPD officer who was injured during a shooting on Feb. 8 is wheeled out of Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx on Feb. 9.

Members of the New York Police Department and
Credit: Charles Eckert

NYPD officers and others clap as NYPD Lt. Jose Gautreaux, center, is discharged from Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx on Feb. 10. Lt. Gautreaux was shot in the arm when Robert Williams, 45, allegedly opened fire in the 41st Precinct station house the morning after he allegedly shot an NYPD officer who was sitting in a patrol van.

Great Neck Library Trustee Mimi Hu poses for
Credit: Barry Sloan

Great Neck Library trustee Mimi Hu poses for a portrait at the Great Neck Library on Feb. 10.

Kim Taylor, of Baldwin, inside her home, Thursday,
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Kim Taylor, of Baldwin, inside her home, on Feb. 7. Taylor was a speech teacher who worked with Thomas Valva, the boy allegedly killed when his father made him sleep in the cold garage. She taught him his first words: Ball and Go.

Mikael Mesamour conducts research on a topic that
Credit: Shelby Knowles

Mikael Mesamour conducts research on a topic that illustrates African-American life on Long Island on Feb. 6 at Hempstead Middle School.

People take shelter from the rain under umbrellas
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People take shelter from the rain in Sayville on Feb. 10.

A woman walks her dog across the 9-11
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A woman walks her dog across the 9-11 Memorial Bridge in Saddle Rock on Feb. 10.

The Long Beach FD was alerted for a
Credit: Jim Staubitser

Officials from Long Beach and six other departments respond to a fire in Atlantic Beach on Feb. 9.

Ivan Loza, 20, of Bay Shore showing off
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Ivan Loza, 20, of Bay Shore, shows off his skateboarding moves at Tanner Park in Copiague on Feb. 8.

Bank Windows are refracted through the raindrops collected
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Bank windows are refracted through the raindrops collected on an automobile window forming an outer worldly pattern in Sayville on Feb. 10.

A woman uses an umbrella to shield herself
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A woman uses an umbrella to shield herself from the rain while walking down Deer Park Avenue in Babylon on Feb. 10.

Lawrence Kreutzberg of Point Lookout, center, participates in
Credit: Barry Sloan

Lawrence Kreutzberg of Point Lookout, center, participates in a TM360 Functional Fitness with Power Bar class during the American Cancer Society's second annual Long Island Wellness Festival at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Feb. 9.

Tom Fabbri, founder and CEO of Long Island-based
Credit: Barry Sloan

Tom Fabbri, founder and CEO of Long Island-based Total Motion 360, leads a TM360 Functional Fitness with Power Bar class during the American Cancer Society's second annual Long Island Wellness Festival at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Feb. 9.

Tommy Sheehan, winner of 'Survivor' season 39, teaches
Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

Tommy Sheehan, winner of CBS' season 39 of "Survivor," teaches fourth grade students in Floral Park Bellerose school in Floral Park on Feb. 7.

Tommy Sheehan, winner of 'Survivor' season 39, teaches
Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

Tommy Sheehan, winner of CBS' season 39 of "Survivor," teaches fourth grade students in Floral Park Bellerose school in Floral Park on Feb. 7.

Tommy Sheehan, winner of 'Survivor' season 39, teaches
Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

Tommy Sheehan, winner of CBS' season 39 of "Survivor," teaches fourth grade students in Floral Park Bellerose school in Floral Park on Feb. 7.

Justyna Zubko-Valva, cries during a press conference at
Credit: James Carbone

Justyna Zubko-Valva cries during a news conference at Suffolk Court in Riverhead on Feb. 6, where Michael Valva and his fiancee Angela Pollina were indicted in the murder of Thomas Valva, 8.

Justyna Zubko-Valva attends the March for Change honoring
Credit: Shelby Knowles

Justyna Zubko-Valva attends the March for Change honoring the life of her son, Thomas Valva, at Heckscher State Park on Feb. 8.

Justyna Zubko-Valva attends the March for Change honoring
Credit: Shelby Knowles

Justyna Zubko-Valva attends the March for Change honoring the life of her son, Thomas Valva, at Heckscher State Park on Feb. 8.

Kristen Rivenburgh of St. John the Baptist at
Credit: Corey Sipkin

Kristen Rivenburgh, right, of St. John the Baptist gets third place in the girls 55-meter hurdle at the CHSAA High School Track and Field Intersectional Championships on Feb. 8 in Staten Island.

This is the new eastern concourse in Terminal
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The new eastern concourse in Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport in East Elmhurst on Feb. 6.. Port Authority officials show what's being fixed, the spaces where new structures will rise at LaGuardia Airport.

Kristen Rivenburgh of St. John the Baptist at
Credit: Corey Sipkin

Kristen Rivenburgh, left, of St. John the Baptist, gets third place in the girls 55-meter hurdle at the CHSAA High School Track and Field Intersectional Championships on Feb. 8 in Staten Island.

Double amputee and Suffolk County Police Officer Matias
Credit: Morgan Campbell

Double amputee and Suffolk County Police Officer Matias Ferreira visits the first-ever Momentum Rehabilitation support group for amputees in East Islip on Feb. 6.

Layla Scott and her classmates in Ann Bullis'
Credit: Danielle Silverman

Layla Scott and her classmates in Ann Bullis' third-grade class at Deer Park's John F. Kennedy Intermediate School show their love and respect for the military on Feb. 6 by creating Valentine's Day cards for 104-year-old WWII veteran Bill White of California. White, who served in the Marine Corps, is a Purple Heart recipient.

Ashleigh Dibrico, 3 Ronkonkoma, plays with bubbles at
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ashleigh Dibrico, 3, of Ronkonkoma, plays with bubbles at the Long Island Children's Museum on Feb. 4 in Garden City.

Othman Lel-Lheib, left, and Kenny Rodriguez, right, and
Credit: Danielle Silverman

Othman Lel-Lheib, left, and Kenny Rodriguez in Ann Bullis' third-grade class at Deer Park's John F. Kennedy Intermediate School show their love and respect for the military on Feb. 6 by creating Valentine's Day cards for 104-year-old WWII veteran Bill White of California. White, who served in the Marine Corps, is a Purple Heart recipient.

Mia Bode, center, and her classmates in Ann
Credit: Danielle Silverman

Mia Bode, center, and her classmates in Ann Bullis' third-grade class at Deer Park's John F. Kennedy Intermediate School show their love and respect for the military on Feb. 6 by creating Valentine's Day cards for 104-year-old WWII veteran Bill White of California. White, who served in the Marine Corps, is a Purple Heart recipient.

With no snow in sight, Paul Walsh of
Credit: Barry Sloan

Although there is no snow in sight, Paul Walsh of Nesconset roller skis at Heckscher State Park in East Islip on Feb. 5.

Marina Mentzel, founder of Huntington-based urSwim, poses for
Credit: Barry Sloan

Marina Mentzel, founder of Huntington-based urSwim, at a private indoor pool in Bellport on Feb. 5.

Juniors Anthony Fasano, 17, left, and Jake DelRosario,
Credit: Barry Sloan

Juniors Anthony Fasano, 17, left, and Jake DelRosario, 16, work on their storm drain design, "We Otter Keep our Water Clean," at Smithtown High School West on Feb. 5.

A large American flag wall mural in Centereach
Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

A large American flag wall mural in Centereach is refracted through raindrops on an automobile window on Feb. 5.

Juniors Anthony Fasano, 17, right, and Jake DelRosario,
Credit: Barry Sloan

Juniors Anthony Fasano, 17, right, and Jake DelRosario, 16, work on their storm drain design, "We Otter Keep our Water Clean," at Smithtown High School West on Feb. 5.

Mural of Kobe and Gianna Bryant near Barclays
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

A mural of Kobe and Gianna Bryant near Barclays Center in Brooklyn that was painted by Long Island-based artist and Lakers fan, Efren Andaluz.

Holly Gordon at her home in Bay Shore
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Holly Gordon at her home in Bay Shore got the first notice from PSEG WorryFree telling her of the potential "thousands" in costs she faced if her underground water line burst.

Suffolk County police officer Avital Donnenfeld, greets the
Credit: James Carbone

Suffolk County police officer Avital Donnenfeld greets the Hoffman family -- Jason and Theresa Hoffman and their two children Nicholas, 12, left, and Ian, 6 -- at the First Precinct in West Babylon on Feb. 4, where the officer was honored for rescuing the family from their burning home on Dec. 31. Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone, is seen at left.

Grace Tribble, of Garden City, has a HydraFacial
Credit: Linda Rosier

Grace Tribble, of Garden City, has a hydra facial with medical aesthetician Nicole Habermann at Truth + Beauty in Roslyn Heights on Feb. 3.

Johan Acosta, 5 of Lisa Zizzo Kindergarten class
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Johan Acosta, 5, of Lisa Zizzo Kindergarten class from Dryden Street School, plays in the Thomas the Tank Engine fantasy land at the Long Island Children's Museum on Jan. 16 in Garden City.

John Bertucelli, Westbury, plays fetch with his Goldendoodle
Credit: Howard Schnapp

John Bertucelli, of Westbury, plays fetch with his goldendoodle Ralph at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Feb. 4.

"Quigley" the groundhog from STAR Foundation in Middle
Credit: Randee Daddona

"Quigley" the groundhog during his visit to the Quogue Fire Department on Feb. 2, makes his prediction that we will have an early spring.

Harvier Hunter and his girlfriend Rose Estrada, take
Credit: James Carbone

Harvier Hunter and his girlfriend, Rose Estrada, at Ronkonkoma Beach on Feb. 3, a mild winter day when temperatures in the 50s was predicted.

Donna Calderon and her husband Xavier Calderon of
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Donna Calderon and her husband, Xavier Calderon, of Seaford, enjoy a midwinter picnic on Feb. 3 at Jones Beach inside their new transparent tent which makes it feel like spring inside. 

Romario Campbell, of East Hampton, left, and Oscar
Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Romario Campbell, left, and Oscar Parraga, both of East Hampton, play pool at The Clubhouse in East Hampton on Feb. 1.

A large turnout for Holtsville Hal at the
Credit: James Carbone

Holtsville Hal at the Holtsville Ecology site on Feb. 2 saw his shadow, which means we will have six more weeks of winter.

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