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In this week’s photos from around New York, people and pets enjoy the warm weather, a building collapses in Harlem, Cooper Union students drop eggs, and more.


A building in Harlem collapsed during demolition on Thursday morning, killing one worker. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


A rally was held in Union Square on Wednesday in honor of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen whose shooting death has stirred outrage among civil-right activists and some politicians. (Andrew Hinderaker for The Wall Street Journal)


Police examined a van believed to have been involved in an incident in which three people were shot at the corner of 129th Street and St. Nicholas Terrace in Manhattan Monday. (Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal)


Beachgoers walked along Brighton Beach under heavy fog on Thursday. (Bebeto Matthews/Associated Press)


David Katz, 18, a freshman at Cooper Union, watched as Daniel Bach, also a freshman and his teammate, launched their entry in the school’s annual ‘egg drop’ competition Tuesday afternoon on East Seventh Street. Messrs. Katz and Bach won. (Andrew Hinderaker for The Wall Street Journal)


A runner took off her top layers Sunday before the New York Road Runner’s Half Marathon, which started in Central Park and ended at the South Street Seaport. The winner for the women’s division was Firehiwot Dado of Ethiopia, and Kenya’s Peter Kirui won the men’s race. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Scientist Jason Head stood Thursday at Grand Central Terminal with a model of the Titanoboa, a giant prehistoric snake, believed, at 48 feet long, to be the largest that ever existed. The model was constructed from Styrofoam, fiberglass, textured epoxy and paint. (Andrew Hinderaker for The Wall Street Journal)


In Washington Square Park Wednesday, New York University student Melissa Cronin, center, 21, assembled one of 45 new bicycles that the university is adding to its bike-share program. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)


Over the past 13 months, Paul Archer, Leigh Purnell and Johno Ellison have traveled more than 32,000 miles around the globe in a 1992 LTI 2.7 liter diesel FX4TK, better known as a London Black Cab. Earlier this week, they were in Times Square. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Chris Jansing, the anchor of ‘Jansing & Co.,’ at the NBC studios in Midtown Manhattan on March 16. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Edwin Bellanco, chef at Vitae, 4 E. 46th St. in Manhattan, prepares a country salad at the restaurant. (Byron Smith for The Wall Street Journal)


Helene Alonso, director of exhibition interactives and media at the American Museum of Natural History, played with part of the ‘Creatures of Light’ bioluminescence exhibit. The exhibit opens March 31. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


New Yorkers—including Taylor Stanley and his Shiba Inu, Theodore—enjoyed the city’s warm weather in Central Park Tuesday. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)

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Slices of kale, quinoa and herb quiche at Smile to Go, 22 Howard St. in Manhattan. (Byron Smith for The Wall Street Journal)


At the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere, the Frank Gehry tower at 8 Spruce St., left, the developers are gambling that wealthy New Yorkers will pay dearly for a trophy apartment with sweeping views—even if it is only a rental. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


John Mark Rozendaal performed on the Wall Street 4/5 subway platform as part of Bach in the Subways Day on Wednesday. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


A bird perched against a blue-sky background in Central Park Tuesday; New York saw unseasonably warm weather this week. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)

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Damaged scaffolding hung from the Brooklyn Bridge on March 13 after a crane being towed behind a tugboat on the East River struck the scaffolding. Traffic across the bridge was snarled but the historic structure was undamaged. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal )


Jaynie Baker appeared with her attorney Robert C. Gottlieb in Manhattan Criminal Court on March 13 on a charge of promoting prostitution. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal )


About 30 children competed in a chess tournament at The Cloisters Museum in New York on March 11. The museum is currently displaying an exhibition ‘The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis.’ (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal)


Trent Furnace, center, of Brockport, N.Y., was among hundreds of dancers who came to audition for Pilobolus last week in Midtown. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal )


The steak au poivre at Mon Petit Café, at 801 Lexington Ave. in Manhattan. (Byron Smith for The Wall Street Journal)


Catherine Carbaja wore a costume in the gallery of the Cindy Sherman exhibit at MoMA during a cocktail reception and dance party inside the museum on March 10. (Astrid Stawiarz for The Wall Street Journal)


An Occupy member waved a U.S. flag in New Haven’s camp. The encampment, located on the New Haven Green Park, escaped eviction after a judge granted the activists a stay until March 28. New Haven is one of the last two remaining Occupy camps in New England. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Chocolate lava cake at Meat Me, at 726 Amsterdam Ave., between 95th and 96th streets in New York. (Julie Glassberg for the Wall Street Journal )


Ronald P. Grelsamer showed some of his 1960s Beatles and space program memorabilia. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal )


Armand Olivier Bell searched for a tie to pair with a bottle of Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio at Saks Fifth Avenue. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Artist Elizabeth Behl, who is known as ‘Z,’ debuted her show “Battle For Lagniappe” at 7Eleven Gallery in the West Village. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


The International Gem Tower on West 47th Street in the diamond district of Manhattan. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)


Lloyd Knight, a dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, rehearsed for the company’s performance of the 1939 comic work ‘Every Soul is a Circus,’ at the Joyce Theater in Manhattan. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)


Flowers bloomed in Battery Park on March 14. (Emily Berl for The Wall Street Journal)

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A helicopter that crashed in the East River Tuesday afternoon was lifted out of the water by a crane. The helicopter carrying five people on a private tour crashed shortly after takeoff from a riverbank heliport, killing one passenger and injuring three others. (Andrew Burton for The Wall Street Journal)


Chris Ferguson, 24, who works near Zuccotti Park, read signs on display at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City on Thursday. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)


Jhaidith Hernandez decorated a batch of petit fours at Duane Park Patisserie in Tribeca. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal )


News anchor Chuck Scarborough sat at his desk in his office at NBC Studios in Manhattan. Mr. Scarborough, 67, has been a TV news anchor at WNBC Channel 4 since 1974. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)


The case that used to sit in Sophie Flack’s dressing room, full of her ballet materials, at her home in Manhattan. Ms. Flack, a former New York City Ballet dancer, used her experience to write the young adult novel ‘Bunheads.’ (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)


Dancers in animal costumes performed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue after the Feast of St. Francis service Sunday in Manhattan. Worshipers bring their pets for a special blessing for animals at the annual ceremony. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


A server cooked meat at the table during lunch at the New York Tom Kang House. (Natalie Keyssar for the Wall Street Journal)


Saxophonist Greg Wall at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue, where he has been the rabbi since 2009. (Mustafah Abdulaziz for The Wall Street Journal )


Mr. Peanut got into the Planters Peanut Nutmobile on the Lower East Side Monday. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


People visited the New York Transit Museum bus festival during Atlantic Antic in downtown Brooklyn on Sunday. (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal)


Participants dressed up in costumes during the medieval festival at Fort Tryon Park in New York on Sunday. (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal )


Composer Anthony Braxton conducted his Tri-Centric orchestra during a rehearsal at the Roulette performance space in downtown Brooklyn on Sunday. (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal )


Dr. Martin Blaser attempted to open a tube containing spores of bacterium from the 19th century. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Soprano Kristin Sampson, right, stabbed baritone Guido LeBrón during a rehearsal of Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ at Dicapo Opera Theatre on the Upper West Side. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal )

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Bartenders and owners Justin Olsen, left, and Patrick Britton mixed drinks at their new bar in Brooklyn, Bearded Lady. (Agaton Strom for The Wall Street Journal)


A group of women dressed as the actress Audrey Hepburn in the film ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ gathered outside Nino’s Restaurant on First Avenue and 73rd St. on Wednesday for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the film’s release. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

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New Yorkers remember the victims of Sept. 11, plus a community mourns a high school basketball star and Union Square gets a new sculpture. A look at the week’s best images from around Greater New York.


Police officers from the United Kingdom marched in formation across the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday, Sept. 11. The group walked from downtown Brooklyn for the memorial ceremony at Ground Zero. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Children and young adults took part in a citizenship ceremony at Citi Field before the Mets game on Wednesday. (Mustafah Abdulaziz for The Wall Street Journal)


A 37-year-old Verizon worker was electrocuted Wednesday morning in Brooklyn as he worked on lines connected to a utility pole, officials said. Here, the scene at the corner of Christopher Avenue and New Lots Avenue. (Andrew Hinderaker for The Wall Street Journal)


A woman lit a candle at a memorial at the entrance to the Grant Houses complex in Manhattan on Monday, following the murder of 18-year-old high school basketball standout Tayshana Murphy. Ms. Murphy was shot in the hallway of the public-housing project on Sunday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


A selection of whiskeys are on display at Whiskey Park, at 100 Central Park South in New York, N.Y. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


One hundred dancers gathered around the Revson Fountain at Lincoln Center on Sunday morning to perform ‘The Table of Silence Project,’ a public tribute to the events of 9/11. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


David Shih and Christine Toy Johnson rehearsed a scene from ‘Crane Story’ at the Cherry Lane Theatre. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Grilled Octopus, organic lentils and potatoes at Bocca East, 1496 Second Ave. at 78th Street. (Nick Brandreth for The Wall Street Journal)


The members of Squad One in Brooklyn’s Park Slope assembled to observe a moment of silence at 9:45am Sunday. The company lost 12 firefighters ten years ago at the World Trade Center. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


A demonstration kiosk was set up on Wednesday in a pedestrian plaza south of Madison Square Park for a news conference announcing a bicycle-sharing program New York City plans to launch next year. (Mustafah Abdulaziz for The Wall Street Journal)


A 26-foot tall bronze sculpture, ‘Elefrandret,’ by artist Miquel Barceló was installed in Union Square in Manhattan. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Members of the press stood in the newly opened Memorial Plaza at Ground Zero during the opening of the National September 11 Memorial on Monday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Leigh Keno, the host of the popular television show, ‘Antiques Roadshow,’ inspected a chair of Wall Street Journal columnist Ralph Gardner at his home on the Upper East Side. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Lifeguard Randy Dodd, center, carried a memorial wreath out to sea during a memorial service at Long Beach, Long Island, Sunday. Mr. Dodd and about 300 other surfers held a ceremony in the water, forming a circle and joining hands. Each surfer wore an armband with the name of a Sept. 11 first responder from Long Island. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)


Inside of the offices and manufacturing floor of the Lee Spring company, a tenant in the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Third-grade teacher Tavares Bussey read out loud to his students during the first day of the school year at Brennan-Rogers, a K-8 public school in New Haven, Conn., on Sept. 1. (Jesse Neider for The Wall Street Journal)


Maggie Jewell, 6, created a makeshift memorial to her second cousin, Joseph G. Hunter, a firefighter who died at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2011, during a memorial service on the tenth anniversary of attacks at Lido Beach on Long Island on Sunday. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)

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Tom Chase, left, helped his uncle, Richard Filipelli, break down what remained of his home on Cozy Avenue in East Haven, Conn., Monday, after Tropical Storm Irene swept through the region. (Jesse Neider for The Wall Street Journal)


Jonathan Fey paddled his way down Nassau Avenue in Freeport, N.Y., after the storm flooded the neighborhood. (Joel Cairo for The Wall Street Journal)


Pam Young was one of the homeowners left cleaning up Irene’s mess in the Catskill Mountain town of Prattsville, N.Y. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


The streets of Paterson, N.J., were hood-deep in water from the Passaic River as Irene’s rainfall backed up streams and storm drains across much of the state. (Mark Dye/Reuters)


A large queue formed Tuesday morning at Ladurée, the newly opened Upper East Side outpost of the French bakery long lauded for its delicate cookies, jams, sorbets and candles. (Mustafah Abdulaziz for The Wall Street Journal )


Emily Season, right, rode her unicycle on the Brooklyn Bridge during a group unicycle ride to Coney Island during the 2011 NYC Unicycle Festival Friday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Members of the National Guard convened at the Lexington Armory in Manhattan Monday to wrap up their work on the tropical storm. The guardsmen massed at several places in the city. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Ironworker Gary Russo, also known as the ‘Second Avenue Sinatra,’ sang during his lunch break on East 73rd Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan Wednesday. After weeks at the Upper East Side location, he sang his last lunch concert Thursday before leaving for a new construction site. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)


The Blackberry Bramble is a popular cocktail at Silver Lining, 75 Murray St. in Tribeca. The speakeasy-style cocktail bar is aimed at jazz aficionados. (Lauren Lancaster for The Wall Street Journal)


Felix Camacho slid into third base during the Borough President’s Cup Little League Championship at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The Little League Raiders beat the Rolando Paulino Little League, 9-7, in nine innings. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)


James Fisher, left, released bees to find their queen and a new hive Monday in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn; the swarm’s previous hive fell off of its tree. (Mustafah Abdulaziz for The Wall Street Journal)


The Tuna Duo, a dish including tuna tartar and ahi tuna, at Blue Water Seafood in Red Bank, N.J. (Bill Denver for the Wall Street Journal)


A large elm tree on Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights was one of many trees brought down by the tropical storm Sunday. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal )


A Bronx teen, right, and Mark Colbert, a volunteer with the Stoked Mentoring Program through the non-profit Up2Us, prepared to enter the water for a surfing lesson at Rockaway Beach on Wednesday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State Sen. James Seward comforted Prattsville, N.Y., residents Emily and Richard Morse during a visit to the town on Wednesday. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


County Road 17 northeast of Route 23A in Greene County, New York, was washed out in the storm. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Darren Renatta and his mother, Beth, investigated the flooding along the East River waterfront as the storm swooped in Sunday morning. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


People took part in a game of human chess at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park in Manhattan, as part of the ‘Summer on the Hudson’ events Thursday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

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