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Top photos from around LI, NYC from March 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.

A visitor looks through one of the glass
Credit: Craig Ruttle

A visitor looks through one of the glass panels of the Edge at Hudson Yards Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Edge is now New York's highest outdoor sky deck, and opened to the public Wednesday after an initial celebratory event. The 100th floor outdoor viewing area in Hudson Yards offers a 360-degree view of the New York skyline with a glass floor, angled glass walls, and outdoor skyline steps from the 100th to 101st floors, 1,131 feet in the air.

Ann Marie Drago, center, leaves courtroom at First
Credit: James Carbone

Ann Marie Drago, center, leaves courtroom at First District in Central Islip with two undentified women during a break on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Drago is charged with running over Evelyn Rodriquez and killing her.

Toni Coppolino, left, holds her son Giovanni, 3,
Credit: James Carbone

Toni Coppolino, left, holds her son Giovanni, 3, as her friend Crystal Gajewski holds her daughter, 3, all of Holbrook, as they feed the seaguls at Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park in Ronkonkoma on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Justyna Zubko-Valva, left, is hugged bv a friend
Credit: James Carbone

Justyna Zubko-Valva, left, is hugged bv a friend at Suffolk County Court in Riverhead on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Zubko-Valva attended the court hearing where Michael Valva was appointed a new lawyer John Loturco. Michael Valva is charged with killing his son Thomas Valva.

Erin McDonough, 23, is a volunteer EMS with
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Erin McDonough, 23, is a volunteer EMS with the Fire Medic Company in Port Washington. Her mother, Pam, was a charter member and an EMS worker of the company that formed in 1978 Saturday March 7, 2020

Fom left, Landyn Coleman, 8, of Lake Ronkonkoma,
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Fom left, Landyn Coleman, 8, of Lake Ronkonkoma, his cousin Mason Delgado, 8, of Shoreham, and his brother Kaelyb Coleman, 6, also of Lake Ronkonkoma, ride their scooters through North Shore Heritage Park in Mount Sinai on Saturday, March 14, 2020.as many Long Islanders took to the outdoors on a spring-like afternoon

Juan Lema of Babylon plays ball with his
Credit: Barry Sloan

Juan Lema of Babylon plays ball with his dog, Dexter, in the dog park at Gardiner County Park in Bay Shore Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

Activist Kirsten John Foy leading the Rally at
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Activist Kirsten John Foy leading the Rally at Nassau Police Headquarters for Matthew Felix flanked by Felix's mother Guerlyne Felix, left of Foy, an unidentify cousin, right of Foy and the Rev. Arthur Mackey, Jr. from Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cathedral in Roosevelt, outside Police Headquarters in Mineola Tuesday March 10, 2020.

Visitors, the first to visit the Edge at
Credit: Craig Ruttle

Visitors, the first to visit the Edge at Hudson Yards, mingle during the official opening event of the viewing platform Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Edge is now New York's highest outdoor sky deck, and opened to the public Wednesday after an initial celebratory event. The 100th floor outdoor viewing area in Hudson Yards offers a 360-degree view of the New York skyline with a glass floor, angled glass walls, and outdoor skyline steps from the 100th to 101st floors, 1,131 feet in the air.

Two birds enjoying the mild weather as a
Credit: James Carbone

Two birds enjoying the mild weather as a third bird looks on in Hauppauge on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Visitors stand on the glass floor panels, some
Credit: Craig Ruttle

Visitors stand on the glass floor panels, some of the first to people to visit the Edge at Hudson Yards Wednesday, March 11, 2020, during the opening ceremony of the viewing platform. Edge is now New York's highest outdoor sky deck, and opened to the public Wednesday after an initial celebratory event. The 100th floor outdoor viewing area in Hudson Yards offers a 360-degree view of the New York skyline with a glass floor, angled glass walls, and outdoor skyline steps from the 100th to 101st floors, 1,131 feet in the air.

Vertical performers BANDALOOP hang from rope lines as
Credit: Craig Ruttle

Vertical performers BANDALOOP hang from rope lines as they entertain visitors while gliding on glass while hanging from the side of the building high above the Edge at Hudson Yards Wednesday, March 11, 2020, during the opening ceremony of the viewing platform. Edge is now New York's highest outdoor sky deck, and opened to the public Wednesday after an initial celebratory event. The 100th floor outdoor viewing area in Hudson Yards offers a 360-degree view of the New York skyline with a glass floor, angled glass walls, and outdoor skyline steps from the 100th to 101st floors, 1,131 feet in the air.

Tihesha Climer, mother of Johmeik Simmons, holds a
Credit: Howard Schnapp

Tihesha Climer, mother of Johmeik Simmons, holds a photo of her son at Nassau Supreme Court on Monday, Mar. 9, 2020 in Mineola....

Joyce Taylor, left, of Bayville, and Samantha Restiano,
Credit: Linda Rosier

Joyce Taylor, left, of Bayville, and Samantha Restiano, of Levittown, take in some sun during their lunchbreak, at Heckscher Park in Huntington on March 9.

Surfers getting their grove on riding 5-6 foot
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A surfer gets his grove on riding 5- to 6-foot waves at Lido Beach on March 7.

Jim Stalzer, of Rockville Centre, goes for a
Credit: James Carbone

Jim Stalzer, of Rockville Centre, goes for a walk with his three Borzoi Russian wolfhounds along Lincoln Avenue in Rockville Centre on March 8.

Surfers getting their grove on riding 5-6 foot
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A surfer takes advantage of temperatures in the high 40s at Lido Beach on March 7.

Vienna Capri, 7 months, of Dix Hills, takes
Credit: Linda Rosier

Vienna Capri, 7 months, of Dix Hills, takes her first swing with her mother, Lauren, by her side, and sister, Elliana, 2, in the background, at Heckscher Park in Huntington on March 9. 

Abigail Houck takes advantage of today's mild weather
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Abigail Houck takes advantage of the day's mild weather to get some studying done on March 9 at Stony Brook University.

Rays of sunshine sparkle off the surface of
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Rays of sunshine sparkle off the surface of the water as a woman pushes a stroller around the lake at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on a sunny, but breezy, afternoon on March 7.

As he strolls through Milton L. Burns Park
Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

As he strolls through Milton L. Burns Park in Riverhead on a cloudy afternoon March 3, a man crosses over a stream.

Surfers getting their grove on riding 5-6 foot
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A surfer catches a wave at Lido Beach on March 7.

Pastoral Care Volunteer Rose Repke of Williston Park
Credit: Barry Sloan

Pastoral care volunteer Rose Repke of Williston Park celebrates her 100th birthday at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn March 4.  A retired travel agent and certified spiritual care companion, Repke has volunteered eight hours a week at St. Francis for nearly 20 years.

Andrew Valva, brother of Thomas Valva, places a
Credit: James Carbone

Andrew Valva, brother of Thomas Valva, places a flower at tree that was dedicated in memory of his brother at A.J. Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream on March 1. A walk brought together supporters of Thomas Valva. Thomas Valva was an 8-year-old boy on the autism spectrum who died on Jan. 17 after authorities say he was forced to sleep in a freezing Center Moriches garage.

Android "Robo Jango" is made from wood, spare
Credit: Kendall Rodriguez

Android Robo Jango is made from wood, spare parts and a 3D printer. His owner/creator Jim Nason, of Long Beach, seen on the Long Beach boardwalk on March 1, said it can follow him around, grip objects like a football, and can also have conversations with him. Robo Jango can see, hear and adapts and learns about different places and things as he goes on outings. Jango has a memory and when asked it the android can recall a picture from years ago as it runs off battery power and an HP computer. 

Jack Cameron,of Rockville Centre and his friend Troy
Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Jack Cameron, 8 ,of Rockville Centre, left, and his friend Troy Testa, 8, of Oceanside, enjoy mild temperatures at Bay Park in East Rockaway on March 2.

Android "Robo Jango" is made from wood, spare
Credit: Kendall Rodriguez

Android Robo Jango and his owner/creator Jim Nason, of Long Beach, travel on the Long Beach boardwalk on March 1. 

Sophomore Victoria Craig (l) 20 of Floral Park,
Credit: Jeff Bachner

Molloy College sophomore Victoria Craig, left, 20, of Floral Park, participates in a cleanup of Jones Beach as part of Molloy Sustainability Week on March 1.

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