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A peacock created a minor stir on Fifth Avenue when it escaped from the Central Park Zoo on Tuesday and decided to take up residence on a fifth-floor window ledge at 65th Street. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


A tour group of parents and pre-kindergarten children from TimberRidge Family Center in Armonk, N.Y., sat in the Yankee dugout during an official tour of Yankees stadium in the Bronx Thursday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Sharon Rowe, mother of Jawara Henry, and lawyer Gary Douglas spoke during a press conference in Manhattan on Wednesday. A supervisor at a state-run psychiatric center on Staten Island was charged in the death last year of Mr. Henry, an autistic patient undergoing treatment at the facility. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Shrimp and scallop scampi at the Berkeley Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market in Seaside Park, N.J. ( Bill Denver for The Wall Street Journal)


An NYPD officer hugged his daughter Tuesday during his promotion ceremony at One Police Plaza. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Jada Bell, left, the eldest daughter of the deceased Sean Bell, drew pictures Monday with friends Shataira Thomas, center, and Ashley Davis at the Sean E. Bell Community Center in Jamaica, Queens. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


High school student Gabriella Mayfield competed in the Teen Masters bowling competition Wednesday in the Vanderbilt Hall at Manhattan’s Grand Central Station. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Robert Darling stood in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing a sandwich board advertising his desire for a wealthy woman to be his wife. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Rob Cooper, the owner of Associated Lightning Rod, gave a demonstration atop the Aire, a new 43-story, 450-foot residential skyscraper at 150 Amsterdam Ave., about how newly installed lighting rods will work. (Mimi Ritzen Crawford for The Wall Street Journal)


The seaweed salad at Cocoron Soba on 61 Delancey Street in Manhattan. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Workers prepared to move a lift Wednesday as they added finishing touches to a 47-foot M&M piñata in the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Ave. The piñata, supposedly the world’s largest, is for a celebration for the one-year anniversary of M&M Pretzel. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


People waited in long lines for the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Thursday. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


The faces of famous figures adorn room keys at the Blue Moon Hotel at 100 Orchard St. in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. The quirky eight-story building is for sale. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

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Seanna Sharpe made her way down Monday from the Williamsburg Bridge after staging a performance from a tower on the bridge using a sheet. Ms. Sharpe and another artist were arrested on charges of reckless endangerment. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal )


Firefighters worked to put out a fire Monday in the Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue on 85th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Four firefighters suffered minor injuries. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


As part of the Garden of Dreams Foundation’s summer camp, Radio City Rockettes members led a dance class Monday inside Radio City Music Hall for 40 children from low-income families. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


A rooster stood outside a shed in the backyard vegetable garden of Marshall Green’s three-story Staten Island home, which is currently for sale. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Milagros Franco, 35, commutes across the Brooklyn Bridge nearly every day on her motorized wheelchair, since the bus line that took her from her Manhattan home to her Brooklyn office was canceled due to lack of funding. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Acrobats from the Streb Extreme Action Company troupe performed ‘Human Fountain’ at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan. Friday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Preston, a Vizsla, got some cold-water relief Tuesday from the 90-degree heat at an Upper West Side dog run. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


The cheddar-and-mozzarella grilled cheese with tomato soup, at The Queens Kickshaw located at 40-17 Broadway in Astoria, Queens. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Actor Zach Braff sat in an audience seat at West 43rd Street’s Second Stage Theatre where his play ‘All New People’ is being produced. (Julie Platner for The Wall Street Journal)


Sculptor Joan Benefiel posed Thursday near her project, ‘Figurations: Fashion District Pilings Project.’ The project was unveiled to the public Friday. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


A flier was posted of abducted Brooklyn 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, whose accused murderer was arrested early Wednesday morning. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Construction worker Eric Dumalag stood near the south end of the newly constructed 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero as construction continues at the former site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Chef Michael Abruzese worked in the kitchen of Polpettina, 102 Fisher Ave. in Easchester, N.Y. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


City Parks Foundation’s PuppetMobile’s ‘Bessie’s Big Shot’ entertained a crowd in Manhattan’s Morningside Park. The PuppetMobile performs free puppet shows in neighborhood parks all summer long. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Harry Potter fans waited outside the Lincoln Center on Monday for the U.S. premiere of the final installment of the blockbuster film series. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


The Met Opera set up for their Wednesday performance at the Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn’s Dumbo. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Pork meatballs served over broccoli rabe at Polpettina in Easchester. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Clockwise from left, Vasantha Suresh, Suresh Lakshman, Ashwin Suresh, and Aditi Shrivastava enjoyed some shade Wednesday at the Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo, Brooklyn. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Riders took off Sunday during the Tour de Queens, a 20-mile bike ride through the borough, which started at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The community ride was sponsored by Transportation Alternatives. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal )


Lisbeth Vargas, 4, cooled off Wednesday with a drink of water from an open hydrant in the South Bronx’s Hub. The Hub, formed by the intersection of Third, Melrose and Willis avenues and East 149th Street in the South Bronx, is one of the busiest intersections in the borough. (Jesse Neider for The Wall Street Journal)

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Four-year-old Penelope Gottlieb Alston played in the fountain at Washington Square Park in Manhattan Sunday. (Kevin Hagen for the Wall Street Journal)


Genesis Breyer P-Orridge in her Lower East Side apartment, with her late wife tattooed on her right forearm. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Cash, jewelry, drug-packaging gear and firearms were on display at a news conference Friday in the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., as he announced 22 people had been indicted for membership in a major East Harlem narcotics-trafficking organization. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Dream Downtown includes a glass-bottom pool and its own mini breach, a rooftop nightclub, an outdoor terrace and views of the Empire State Building. The hotel, which is just above the Meatpacking District, celebrated it’s opening on Wednesday. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Radiologists at the Animal Medical Center on Manhattan’s East Side and conservationists from the Brooklyn Museum prepared to send a series of mummified animals — including an unidentified reptile being positioned by conservation fellow Kerith Koss — through a CT scanner Friday. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Pedestrians walked past plants outside the row of flower shops along 28th Street. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


At opening night for ‘Spider-Man; Turn off the Dark’ outsted director Julie Taymor hugs Philip William McKinley, who repalced her.(Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Destiny Carter, left, and Heavyn Cobbs play an agriculturally themed game of outdoor Scrabble in Brooklyn on Wednesday. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Fans watch a recent Manhattan Roller Hockey League game in the park at 96th Street and First Avenue. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Workers for the community-arts group Sing for Hope wheel a piano under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in preparation for a Pop Up Concert on Wednesday in Brooklyn. The group’s concert pianos are created by artists, including this one by Benjamin Martins. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


The clams in white wine and cilantro, photographed at Alfama located at 214 E. 52nd Street in New York. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Lori Tonucci, left, and Cindy Pompa worked at the final station on the floor of a Wiffle Ball factory in Shelton, Conn., Friday. (Mustafah Abdulaziz for The Wall Street Journal)


A cluster of bees formed around the head of a street lamp on Mott Street near Bayard Street in New York Monday. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Twenty-one of the world’s best tricksters on BMX bikes and skateboards took to the air on Thursday in times Square in an event called ‘Air in the Square.’ The event featured a 25-foot-high ramp and two 25-foot-wide jumps. James Foster does a flip on the ramp.
(Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Pedestrians on Ninth Avenue near 54th Street in Manhattan used whatever supplies were at their disposal to protect themselves during a sudden downpour Friday afternoon. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

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In McCarren Park, aerialist Seanna Sharpe instructs Millie Biswas during a cloud trapeze class. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


New York police near the scene of shooting on the boardwalk in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach in which one woman was killed and four men were wounded on Thursday evening. (Michael Nagle for The Wall Street Journal)


Santiago Granda dips his dog in water spraying from a fire hydrant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Wednesday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


David Tankersley played with his Cavalier King Charles spaniel “Harley Davidson” on the Hudson River Greenway near West 145th Street in Manhattan Monday. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


The scallops, photographed at The The Dutch located at 131 Sullivan Street in New York, NY. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D., N.Y.) addressed a news conference in New York, Monday. Mr. Weiner admitted sending sexually suggestive photographs to women online but said he doesn’t plan to resign from Congress because of the scandal. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)


Tourists disembarked from The Beast after a high-speed ride from 42nd Street to the Statue of Liberty, powered by jet engines that let the boat perform all sorts of fast loops and 360-degree turns. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal )


“Best Buddies Friendship Bear,” a piece of pop art by Romero Britto, brightened the plaza in front of the Time Warner Building in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle after its unveiling at the location Wednesday. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


A school bus stopped in the middle of South 2nd Street in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn to allow children to get sprayed by water from a broken fire hydrant Friday. It is predicted that temperatures will reach 96 degrees fahrenheit by days end throughout the Greater New York area. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


A boy walked past a dead fin whale that washed up in Atlantic Beach, N.Y., Wednesday. Scientists performed a necropsy Thursday on the whale and found it likely was hit by a ship. (Zuma Press)


Jamie Gleason, a Citywide Monuments Conservation intern, worked on the Temperance Fountain in Tompkins Square Park Thursday in New York. (Michael Nagle for The Wall Street Journal)


Alexander and Andres Grayson check out a simulated crime scene at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s CSI Experience Booth on Sunday. The booth was part of the 2011 World Science Festival Street Fair in Washington Square Park. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


A worker Tuesday surveys the completed Rainbow City at the High Line park’s newly opened second section. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Filmaker Marc Singer in his Brooklyn Heights apartment this week. “Dark Dyas” will open July 1, at Cinema Village. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


The ancho-battered pollack fish taco, photographed at Pachanga Patterson located at 33-17 31st Avenue in Astoria, Queens. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Former New York Giants player Plaxico Burress, center, and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, right, left the Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome, N.Y., Monday. Mr. Burress was released from prison after spending nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge. (Heather Ainsworth/Associated Press)

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Shen Wei Dance Arts rehearses a site-specific dance in the Charles Engelhard Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 31, 2011 in New York City. (Michael Nagle for The Wall Street Journal)

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D., N.Y.), waited for an elevator near his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Thursday. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)


A group of young mothers, in an after pregnancy gym session with their children in Central Park. (Francesco Anselmi for The Wall Street Journal)

Jason Bay, #44, and Carlos Beltran, #15, of the New York Mets celebrated in the dugout after scoring in the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on a base hit by teammate Ruben Tejada Thursday at Citi Field. The Mets defeated the Pirates 9-8. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Police officers filed into a church in Newark, N.J., on Thursday for the funeral of William Johnson, the off-duty Newark police officer who was killed in a drive-by shooting last week. Mr. Johnson was standing at the counter of a fast-food restaurant in Newark waiting for a slice of pizza when he was shot along with two other people. (Mel Evans/Associated Press)


The hamburger, photographed at Miss Lily’s at 132 Houston Street in New York, NY. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)

A peregrine falcon perched on a beam at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York Harbor Wednesday while another falcon soared through the air nearby. The bridge is home to a pair of the birds and their chicks. (Patrick Cashin/Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

Members of the ROMEOWs (Retired Older Men Eating Out on Wednesdays) ate at Winly’s Restaurant in Gravesend, Brooklyn, Wednesday. The ROMEOWs graduated together from Brooklyn College in the 1950s and still meet for dinner every Wednesday as a social ritual. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal )

A woman lounged with her book on Lincoln Center’s Revson Fountain in Manhattan Wednesday. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

Second-graders in a French-speaking class at P.S. 58 in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn wrote stories and read books in class Wednesday. (Julie Platner for The Wall Street Journal)

The setting sun shone down Manhattan’s 42nd Street late Monday in the biannual event known as ”Manhattanhenge,” when the setting sun aligns itself with the city’s east-west grid and shines down all gridded streets at the same time. (Shen Hong/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

Members of the LAVA troupe rehearsed at their studio on Bergen Street Wednesday a June 2 performance at the FLEA theater. Founded in 2000 by Sarah East Johnson, LAVA develops original works that integrate athleticism, intellectual rigor, social commentary, and relationship exploration. (Julie Platner for the Wall Street Journal)


The miso cured salmon, photographed at Niko located at 170 Mercer St. in New York, NY. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Virginia state police investigated a bus that went off Interstate 95 in Bowling Green, Va., early Tuesday morning, en route to New York City’s Chinatown Four people were killed and several others injured. The driver faces a reckless driving charge and police say fatigue was a factor. (Dean Hoffmeyer/Associated Press)


A rat modeled the latest styles in a fashion show Tuesday at the first-ever Fancy Rat Convention, being held this week in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Rats in the fashion show wore everything from denim jumpers to wedding dresses. (Tom Callan/Caters News/Zuma Press)

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Paula Carano, center, arrived in the rain at the American Ballet Theatre’s Annual Spring Gala at the Metropolitan Opera House on May 16. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Vahap Avsar’s sculpture ‘NONEISAFE’ on display at the Charles Bank Gallery on the Bowery. Here. Mr. Avsar with the work, which he created from a State Police cruiser he bought for $800. (Jesse Neider for the Wall Street Journal)


Little was left of a four-family home in Staten Island after an explosion and fire early Tuesday. One person was reported injured. Spencer Taylor Jr., who used to be the building’s super, and his dog Ruckus at the scene. The cause is under investigation. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


A vehicle collided with a light-rail train in Jersey City on May 17, and an 80-year-old passenger injured and trapped inside the car had to be freed by emergency personnel. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Umbrellas were out during a rain-soaked morning rush hour in Manhattan on May 17. (Kevin Hagen for the Wall Street Journal)


The White Lady, a cocktail made with raspberries, lemon, vodka and St. Germain, at Tiny’s in Lower Manhattan. (Agaton Strom for The Wall Street Journal)


A dog named Rufus joined the 2011 AIDS Walk New York on May 15, despite the rain. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Members of the Pandas Pawn, the chess team from P.S. 124 in Manhattan’s Chinatown, at practice on May 13. Earlier this month, the elementary school team won the second-highest level at the national high school chess tournament. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Jack Basora, 10 years old, running towards DIA Beacon after coming to the modern art museum to attend a dance performance with his class from Manhattan’s P.S. 3. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


The three cheese melt of gruyere, fontina and goat and roasted tomatoes at the Melt Shop. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


A group of invitees got a sneak peek at Ryoji Ikeda’s ‘The Transfinite’ at the Park Avenue Armory. The multimedia installation will serve as the third annual visual-arts commission in the 55,000-square-foot space. It will open to the public Friday. (Benjamin Norman for The Wall Street Journal)


Olympia Kazi, senior director of Van Alen Institute, at the Van Alen book store and project space in Midtown. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)


Officer James Rodgers with a knife that doubles as belt buckle, which he confiscated as part of job at Kings County Supreme Court. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)


Natalia Polunin recieves lieutennt’s bars from her husband, William O’Neill, and she returns the honor as both were among 19 Emergency Medical Service paramedics promoted to the ran Monday. Ceremonies were held at the New York Fire Department’s headquaters in Brooklyn. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


The scene near a shooting in Staten Island. Police killed Ilya Iglanov in the basement of a home in the Annadale neighborhood on Tuesday after he shot Semyom Levin and his wife, Marina Tartakouskaya, inside their home. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


The New Jersey coastline shrouded in fog on Monday, as seen from the Harlem Piers at 125th Street. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)

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A saber-toothed cat’s skull, one of a number of dinosaur remains (among other things) auctioned off at the I. M. Chait gallery on March 24. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


The funeral of Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey J. Breitkopf, one of two police officers killed in line-of-duty incidents that happened about nine hours and 40 miles apart. (Ken Maldonado for The Wall Street Journal)


Rye Playland, one of few amusement parks in the U.S. owned by a municipality, has been bleeding money. Now Westchester County officials are looking for developers to modernize the park. (Nick Brandreth for The Wall Street Journal)


The Third Annual Blossom Ball celebrated by the Endometriosis Foundation of America at New York Public Library. (Astrid Stawiarz for The Wall Street Journal)


New York Police Officers at the funeral of Police Officer Alain Schaberger, the second police officer killed in the line of duty last week. ( Joel Cairo for The Wall Street Journal )


The American Folk Art Museum’s ‘Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts’ show opened on March 25 at the Park Avenue Armory. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


The grilled marinated octopus at Tre Otto. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Famed Spanish Chef Ferran Adria and Author Lisa Abend ate an American-style breakfast at Old John’s Luncheonette. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Random items in the practice space used by the band The Feelies in the basement of lead singer Glenn Mercer’s home in Haledon, N.J. (Nick Brandreth for The Wall Street Journal)


A horse gambler leaned on the railing of the main lobby at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Jamaica, Queens, following a race. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Rula Jebreal and Julian Schnabel in the dining area of the Palazzo Chupi building in Manhattan. Schnabel’s new film opened on March 25. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Charred remains of a large bus on Ninth Ave near 39th Street after an apparent engine fire on March 21. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


GreeNYC’s mascot ‘Birdie’ awaits the arrival of media and dignitaries to an event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Fresh Kills Landfill closure on March 22. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


The symbolic arrival of trees on the type of barge that once transported garbage to Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island, during the ceremony marking ten years since its closure and transformation into a park. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Frank Mouris, in his animation studio in Chatham, N.Y. Frank and his wife Caroline are Academy Award-winning animators and also dog breeders. (Mark Ovaska for The Wall Street Journal)

As it struggles to close a $100 million budget gap, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is exploring selling or leasing some of the three million square feet of office space it controls. Among the buildings on the table: the agency’s 20-story headquarters complex on Madison Avenue. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


A mix of wintery weather hit pedestrians on Chambers Street on March 23. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Burkes Bar in Hoboken, N.J. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Shirley Wood’s Yorkie, Stitch, rested in her bag at the dog-friendly Gardiner County Park in West Bayshore, N.Y., on March 18. (Joel Cairo for the Wall Street Journal )

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Artist Will Ryman’s inaugural public art exhibition, the Roses, is featured on the Park Avenue Malls between 57th and 67th Streets now through May. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Guests posed for pictures during the Save Venice Ball on Tuesday night at The Plaza. (Therese and Joel for The Wall Street Journal)


A NTSB worker inspected the damaged tour bus at a New York State Police impound lot in Salt Point, N.Y., on March 15 following the crash that killed 15 people. (Associated Press)


Albert Cardone, 9, practiced in line at Citi Field as people lined up for a chance to sing the national anthem at a Mets game. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)


Officers secured an area where a 44-year-old man was found dead Wednesday on the side of the highway. Criminal activity wasn’t suspected. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Filmmaker, director, and producer Jack Garfein sat in the projection room of the Film Forum where two of his movies will be shown on March 20 and 21. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Muffie Potter Aston, Somers Farkas , Karen LeFrak, Cornelia Guest and Grace Hightower rehearsed for the Martha Graham Dance Company. (Astrid Stawiarz for The Wall Street Journal)


A smoker outside 200 Chambers St. in Manhattan. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)


The vegetable dumplings at Danji, a contemporary Korean restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Architect Hugh Hardy on the roof of the Vivian Beaumont Theater, where his design for a new theater, the Claire Tow, will be built. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Christina Eberli at the Frick Collection for the Young Fellows Ball. (Amy Sussman for The Wall Street Journal)


Children played football in the portion of Hudson River Park that is near the Richard Meir buildings south of West 11th Street in Manhattan. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


The green curry with shrimp at Dee Daa in Midtown, which offers hot and spicy Thai dishes with fast-food efficiency. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)

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Firefighters responded to a blaze on Tuesday in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling the blaze. (Ken Maldonado for The Wall Street Journal)


Curator Francisca Coelho tended to plants at the New York Botanical Garden ahead of the annual orchid show, which opens Saturday. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Break dancer Arkadiuz Lesniak showed off some moves on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn on Thursday to promote his break-dance show Prez Powerz and the Future People. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


A 5,000-square-foot penthouse at 1 Renaissance Square is the most expensive property in White Plains, N.Y. The apartment has two bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


The paneer naanwich is an Indian-style vegetarian sandwich at Dabbawalla in Summit, N.J. (Nick Brandreth for The Wall Street Journal)


Mayor Michael Bloomerg and Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire joined children from the El Puente after-school program on Thursday to dedicate a new basketball court at the Taylor-Whyte Community Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


The making of an uovo at SD26, a contemporary Italian restaurant in the Flatiron District. (Ramsay de Give at The Wall Street Journal)


A first edition of Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden.” (Ross Mantle for The Wall Street Journal)


Filmmaker and photographer M. Henry Jones in his East Village animation studio. His work is the subject of a retrospective at Anthology Film Archives. (Ross Mantle for The Wall Street Journal)


Mets bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello returned after traveling with the team to take on the Washington Nationals in a spring training game at Space Coast Stadium in Florida. (Tom McCarthy Jr. for The Wall Street Journal)


Sheep made of paper appeared in Times Square on Tuesday with the opening of ‘Counting Sheep’ by artist Kyu Seok Oh as part of Armory Arts Week. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Macarons are the focus of the menu at Macaron Café in Midtown East. (Mimi Ritzen Crawford for The Wall Street Journal)


Evidence of a taxi crash remained at Union Square at East 15th Street on Sunday. (Ross Mantle for The Wall Street Journal)


Musician Elliot Sharp leads a rehearsal at the Issue Project Room in downtown Brooklyn. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

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NYPD Bomb Squad officers investigated a device that caused a scare at Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital in Queens on Thursday. (Ken Maldonado for The Wall Street Journal)


Kids’ Week at the U.S.S. Intrepid Air and Space Museum included a mini-tennis court. (Benjamin Norman for The Wall Street Journal)


The band Titus Andronicus during filming of their new music video in Little Egg Harbor, N.J. (Nick Brandreth for The Wall Street Journal)


Bobby Valentine, the former manager for the New York Mets, answered a phone call outside of the restaurant he owns in Stamford, Conn. Valentine was recently appointed the director of public safety for the town. (Jesse Neider for the Wall Street Journal)


Dancers rehearsed the Esplanade with the Paul Taylor Dance Company ahead of performances at City Center. (Amy Sussman for The Wall Street Journal)


Police Commissioner Ray Kelly honored five police officers who were responsible for rescuing two West Point cadets stranded on Storm King Mountain. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


From left: Jermek Frederick, “Mike” the Clown, Jada Harper, “Bucky” the Clown and Marquis Williams participated in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey CircusFit education program. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Keisha Brazell (center) won the Wilhelmina Hot Body Model Search. ( Amy Sussman for The Wall Street Journal)!


A five-alarm fire ripped through an apartment building in Flatbush, Brooklyn. One resident was killed and 20 firefighters were injured. (PJ Smith for the Wall street Journal)


Daniel Richards (center left) and Bianca Lewis (center right), both of Sydney, Australia, waited in line for the Lady Gaga concert outside Madison Square Garden. (Ross Mantle for The Wall Street Journal)


Eric Pemberton, right, competed in foosball during the Police Athletic League’s Tournament of Champions in Queens. (Ken Maldonado for The Wall Street Journal) February 23rd, 2011


Portabello mushrooms topped with tomatoes and goat cheese at Fornino in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Amy Keith, 3, walked up a hill while sledding at Juniper Valley Park in Queens on Monday. (Ken Maldonado for The Wall Street Journal)


Vocalist Tessa Souter at the Jazz Standard. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Carmelo Anthony during his debut as a member of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (European Press Association)

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