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Rich Davi, a volunteer with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, weighed a black bear on Dec. 5, the first day of a six-day hunting season at the Pequest Wildlife Management Area in Warren County, N.J. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Park Avenue was closed to traffic on Dec. 4 for the annual Park Avenue Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Brick Presbyterian Church at 91st Street. More than 100 trees from 54th Street to 96th Street were lit for the holiday season. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


The third-floor master bedroom of 214 Lafayette Street in SoHo, currently the most expensive residential home for rent in Manhattan. The apartment is on the market for $100,000 a month. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Members of the Fiasco Theater Company took a break from ‘Cymbeline,’ to perform country and bluegrass. (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal)


Members of Mariachi Mendoza practiced in an apartment in Bayside, Queens, on Dec. 7. Ruben Navarro got help adjusting his bow tie. (Stephanie Keith for The Wall Street Journal)


John Doyle, Daisuke Omiya, director Jacob Krupnick and Anne Marsen of the film ‘Girl Walk // All Day,’ which follows several dancers and crews around the city on a single day. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


The long-abandoned Hoboken Ferry Terminal re-opened on Dec. 7 for commuters for the first time in 44 years. The $120 million renovation was a victory for preservationists who fought for years to keep the hulking mass from being dismantled. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Oscar de La Renta showed his Pre-fall 2012 collection in New York on Dec. 5. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal )


Max Banda, a 5th grader at PS 75, participated in a clinic with some the world’s best double dutch competitors during gym class. The expert jumpers were in town to compete in the National Double Dutch League’s 20th Annual Holiday Classic on Dec. 4 at the Apollo Theater. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


John Singer, left, and Steve Whipple played with the band Xylopholk as the Hudson Square Connection illuminated the ‘Flaming Cacti’ public art display with black lights Tuesday. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


The Metropolitan Opera welcomed the holiday season on Thursday with a tree-lighting ceremony, accompanied by carol singing and performances by the Met Orchestra’s Brass Ensemble and members of the cast of ‘Hansel and Gretel.’ (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


On Wednesday, the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, local survivors gathered on the USS Intrepid for a wreath-laying ceremony. Here, Pearl Harbor survivor Dan Fruchter prepared to throw the wreath into the Hudson River. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Pianist Zaccai Curtis and bassist Luques Curtis played at a practice session at the Times Square Arts Center in New York Wednesday. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal )

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Participants danced on a float during the annual Village Halloween Parade in New York City, on Oct. 31. (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal)


Sophie Orenstein, 9, participated in Faye Rogaski’s social-skills workshop at the New York Junior League. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


This 1960s townhouse on East 63rd Street is now listed for $38.5 million. Here, looking down into the main living room area. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Mac Cosmetics makeup artists Chantel Miller and Armando Guajard painted reporter Marshall Heyman’s face as ‘The Incredible Hulk.’ (Astrid Stawiarz for The Wall Street Journal)


The Ode to Elgin ($19) has hot-link sausage, beef brisket and ribs at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que at 700 W. 125th St. in New York City. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal )


Boxer Floyd Mayweather and his entourage shopped for jewelry on 47th Street in Manhattan on Nov. 3. (Matthew Craig/The Wall Street Journal)


More than 120 of Maurizio Cattelano’s artworks dangle from the ceiling of the Guggenheim Museum for the artist’s career retrospective, ‘All.’ (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal )


A fallen tree rested on power lines in Glastonbury, Conn., on Oct. 30, a day after a major snowstorm hit the Northeast. (Jessica Hill/Associated Press)


The Turducken Meatloaf Sandwich at William Hallet, at 36-10 30th Ave. in Astoria, Queens. (Liz Barclay for The Wall Street Journal )


A bedroom in fabric designer Gianluca Berardi’s three-bedroom duplex in Tribeca. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)


Players enjoyed free matches of ping pong at Pongtopia at the Winter Garden in the World Financial Center in New York City on Nov. 3. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal )


The Metropolitan Opera held its final dress rehearsal for ‘Satyagraha’ on Nov. 2. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Children played in Central Park on Nov. 3 after the New York Road Runners ‘Run with Champions’ event. About 1,000 children participate in 400-meter and 1-mile races at the annual event before the New York City marathon this weekend. (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal )

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Firefighters responded to a four-alarm fire on 4th Avenue in Brooklyn Friday, at the Danken Auto Supply Commercial Building. (PJ Smith for The Wall Street Journal )


Dignitaries attended a dedication ceremony for ‘The Kneeling Fireman,’ at the headquarters of Emigrant Savings Bank on East 43rd Street in New York on Thursday. Commissioned by the Firefighters Association of Missouri and cast in Parma, Italy, the statue landed at JFK Airport as the 9/11 attacks were unfolding. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Members of HUGE installed 96 portraits on the exterior walls of the Chambers Paper Building in Brooklyn on Wednesday as part of the DUMBO Arts Festival. The piece is part of artist JR’s Inside Out Project and features DUMBO residents. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Pedestrians walked in the rain in Times Square Friday. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Rescue personnel worked at the scene after parts of a five–story building collapsed onto a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus traveling along 125th Street Tuesday morning. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Joseph Sisca Jr. and his wife Diane own a New Canaan, Conn., estate, complete with their own 6,000-square-foot natural history museum to hold the animals Mr. Sisca has hunted over the past 35 years. (Rayon Richards for The Wall Street Journal )


An aerial performer hung from a ring at the 2011 Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows, Queens, on Sunday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal )


City Winery’s new Barrel Room, a nook within the winemaking and concert complex located at 155 Varick Street, serves 11 wines on tap. (Lauren Lancaster for The Wall Street Journal)


WNYU DJ Tim Sweeney, the host of ‘Beats in Space,’ returns to the radio studios on the NYU campus in Manhattan every Tuesday night to broadcast his show. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


The 1/2 Chicken, at John Brown Smokehouse, located at 25-08 37th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Chorus girls sat backstage during rehearsals for the upcoming opera, ‘Anna Bolena,’ by Donizetti, at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center on Tuesday. The opera premiers Sept. 26. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal )


Students from Fordham University performed Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Spot on the corner of Ninth Avenue and 60th Street in New York last Friday. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Executive Chef Kevin Lasko plated a shrimp Cobb salad at Park Avenue Autumn. (Nick Brandreth for The Wall Street Journal)


Mambo Marie Carmel danced with her dress, which was specially made for the Spirit Ezili Dantor, at a voodoo ceremony in Flatbush, Brooklyn, on Sept. 17. (Stephanie Keith for The Wall Street Journal)

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