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Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without power, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Hurricane Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. The full extent of the damage in New Jersey, where the storm roared ashore [...]

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New York Photos of the Week: April 15-21
In this week’s photos from around New York, the fruit of a search for the perfect doughnut, the latest in the Etan Patz case, a look at one of the city’s oldest Dixieland-style jazz band, and more.

The scene at Wooster and Prince streets in Manhattan on Thursday after FBI agents and NYPD personnel descended on the area. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and New York Police Department are looking for clues in the unsolved 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

Friends mourned outside the home of Joanne Brown at 45-08 189th street in Queens Sunday after she died in a house fire. (PJ Smith for The Wall Street Journal)

Tom Farrington and Luis Recinos of Tom Farrington Designs in Stamford, Conn., arranged a display at the New York Flower Show, hosted Tuesday at the Horticultural Society of New York. This year’s theme was ‘Couture en Fleur.’ (Emily Berl for The Wall Street Journal )

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly showed off a knife used to stab Officer Eder Loor in the skull Tuesday. Officer Loor was hospitalized and had emergency surgery; he is expected to make a full recovery. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

Limbo dancers from the UniverSoul Circus put on a brief performance at Super Wings NY II on Utica Ave in Brooklyn on Tuesday, to promote the group’s upcoming shows at Floyd Bennett Field, running April 18-29. (Emily Berl for The Wall Street Journal)

Engineers removed three fighter jets from the flight deck the USS Intrepid, docked on Manhattan’s West Side, in order to make room for the Space Shuttle Enterprise, arriving on April 23. (CS Muncy)

Sweet sour seitan with basmati rice pilaf at Candle Cafe West, 2427 Broadway in Manhattan. (Byron Smith for The Wall Street Journal)

Joe Licari, 78, on the clarinet with The Grove Street Stompers at Arthur’s Tavern, 57 Grove St. in Manhattan. For the past half-century, the same Dixieland-style jazz band has held the same weekly slot at the same Manhattan nightclub. (Andrew Hinderaker for The Wall Street Journal)

Art students from Bloomfield College worked on a mural under an overpass on Broad Street in Bloomfield, N.J., Wednesday. A mixed-use plan intended to revitalize the main business district in Bloomfield has yet to begin, nearly a decade after it was proposed. (Emily Berl for The Wall Street Journal)

Members of the I.S. 318 Chess Club played a practice match at their Brooklyn middle school Wednesday. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)

A drink called the Eastern Block at Bourgeois Pig, 387 Court St. in Brooklyn. (Byron Smith for The Wall Street Journal)

Caitlyn Girdusky, daughter of New York Police Officer Michael Girdusky, held her father’s hand as she greeted a police dog at the opening of a new NYPD K9 transit facility on Northern Boulevard in Queens Wednesday. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)

Hakeem Jeffries, a Democratic front-runner in the upcoming congressional election, paused for a photo after greeting some young men around the corner from his campaign office on Fulton Street in Brooklyn Monday. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)

A carrot-flavored cake doughnut at the Doughnut Plant bakery in Chelsea, New York. (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journ)

Richard Hell, known for his stints in seminal New York bands Television and the Voidoids, will introduce a screening of Robert Bresson’s 1977 film ‘The Devil, Probably,’ at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal)

Beachgoers enjoyed unseasonably warm weather at Coney Island in Brooklyn on Monday. (Emily Berl for The Wall Street Journal)

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In this week’s photos from around New York, two dogs prepare for a ‘wedding,’ the Orchestre Septentrional performs in Brooklyn, Mayor Michael Bloomberg kisses Miss Piggy and more.

A woman received support from other bystanders at First Avenue and 119th Street. A 23-year-old armed robbery suspect was shot and killed Thursday by a retired New York Police Department lieutenant who happened upon a Harlem shootout, authorities said. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

Gwen Rakotovao, a 25-year-old dancer and model from France, got her makeup done by Michelle Coursen for a profile picture for the social-networking site Badoo. (Andrew Hinderaker for The Wall Street Journal)

Anonda Olchewsky, 6, looked at tortoises in the reptile house at the Bronx Zoo April 5. (Mark Abramson for The Wall Street Journal)

From left, halibut, mahi mahi, and tuna ceviche and popcorn with lemon oil at Pampano Botaneria on East 49th Street. (Agaton Strom for The Wall Street Journal)

Michel Tassy sang during the Orchestre Septentrional performance in Brooklyn April 7. The Orchestre Septentrional has been making music since 1948 and is perhaps Haiti’s quintessential big band. (Kate Lord/The Wall Street Journal)

A tablescape called ‘Harbor Island’ designed by Alessandra Branca was on view at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s Annual Spring Gala Wednesday at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)

Dingoes occupy the new dingo kennel at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)

All three of New York’s public library systems are conducting or planning expansive renovations that reflect a shift in whom they serve, and how. Shown, the Queens Library’s Discovery Center, which opened last year. (Mark Abramson for The Wall Street Journal)

Braised Brussels sprouts, pancetta and oregano at Indie, a new cafe at the Film Society at Lincoln Center. (Kate Lord/The Wall Street Journa)

Filmmaker Jonas Mekas has a drink at Cafiero Lussier on East Second Street. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)

The smoked Gouda and fig grilled cheese sandwich at Say Cheese at 142 West 83rd St. in Manhattan. (Byron Smith for The Wall Street Journal)

Dogs Piper, left, and Boo, right, sat on either side of their owner, Orfeh, at Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan April 5. In mid-May, the two dogs will ‘wed’ at an event meant to bring awareness to animal adoption. (Rob Bennett)

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg kissed Miss Piggy as Kermit the Frog watched at a news conference in New York Friday. Mr. Bloomberg announced the Muppets are the city’s official ‘Family Ambassadors,’ to encourage families to travel to the city. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Leonard Freed had seen his fair share of violence. The Brooklyn-born photographer, who died in 2006, spent nearly a decade behind the lens encountering the American Civil Rights movement in the 1960′s as well as events in Israel surrounding the 1967 Six-Day War. So when New York City faced near-bankruptcy and soaring crime rates in the 1970′s, he was prepared to engage the whole rawness of his hometown. But for Freed, rawness did not only mean violence. Instead, the gritty reality also inspired one of the deepest and most complex everyday studies of the storied New York Police Department (NYPD).

Forty years have passed since Freed first began to document these officers. And although his original book, Police Work, published in 1980 and no longer in print, a larger collection of prints from the series is on display at the Museum of the City of New York through mid-March.

Freed began photographing the NYPD as a commission for the London Sunday Times in 1972. When published—accompanied by an article titled “Thugs, Mugs, Drugs; City in Terror”—the collection raised more than an uproar. Mayor Jon Lindsay called the article “a gross insult to the city,” and the Daily News even sued. Freed himself had a different angle on his own photographs. “They wanted blood and gore,” he told Worldview magazine about the article. “But I was more interested in who the police were…I wanted to get involved in their lives.”

So Freed did, accompanying the officers during drug busts, protests and murders that furthered a common, negative perception of the storied NYPD. But the photographer also saw a complex picture. He was on scene as a policewoman played duck-duck-goose with neighborhood kids. Elsewhere, Freed’s lens captured an African-American woman who embraced a white officer and quipped, “Isn’t he cute?” And above all, he saw a force made up of people were more like the rest of the middle class than many Americans thought. “I chose this title (Police Work),” Freed once said, “because the police are workers, they are not in command, they are not the mayor, they are not the lawyers. They are ordinary working people.”

Freed worked on his Police Work collection for nearly a decade and eventually published more than 100 images. “As a series, it is one of his best,” says Sean Corcoran, curator of prints and photographs at the Museum of the City of New York. “The more you see, the more you see all the angles.” Many of Freed’s photos are framed in very close proximity. “You are right there in the middle of it all,” says Corcoran. “He is not standing back. He is not behind that police tapeline. He is in there with them, experiencing things with them.”

This newfound nearness opened many Americans to the police world for the first time. In his day, there was no Law and Order or CSI. “Today we think we know what it is to be a cop based on these shows,” says Corcoran. “But these guys are working with type writers, and they are wearing very loud plaid. In some sense, his pictures are more real than the T.V. shows because he doesn’t pull punches—there are a couple of really tough murder scenes in these pictures. It goes back to the reality of the policeman’s experience.”

Police Work is on display at the Museum of the City of New York through March 18.

Elizabeth Dias is a reporter in TIME’s Washington bureau. Find her on Twitter @elizabethjdias.

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ELEPHANT BATH: A mahout washed an elephant in a pool at Gangaramaya Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday. (Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

OFFICER’S FUNERAL: Thousands of police officers from around New York state attended the funeral of New York Police Department Officer Peter Figoski at St. Joseph’s Church in Babylon, N.Y. Mr. Figoski was killed last week during a botched robbery in Brooklyn. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

SPAIN SPEECH: U.S. Ambassador to Spain Alan Solomont, right, and his colleague from France, Bruno Delaye, listened to a speech by Spain’s next Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, in Madrid Monday. Mr. Rajoy warned of tough times ahead in his first policy speech since winning election. (Emilio Naranjo/European Pressphoto Agency)

AT SCHOOL: A refugee child, bottom center, sat with his sister while attending her school in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)

CHINA PROTEST: Residents held banners during a rally in the village of Wukan, Guangdong Province, China, Monday. The unrest in the village began in September and escalated last week following the death of a protest leader in police custody. (David Gray/Reuters)

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Sanitation workers cleared out belongings and cleaned Zuccotti Park on Tuesday after a raid by the New York Police Department on what had been the Occupy Wall Street home base. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

For a certain type of cocktail drinker, few places in New York are more traditional than the King Cole Bar. Shown, the Maxfield Parish mural of merry Old King Cole. (Will Anderson for The Wall Street Journal)

“Mickey, in foreground, held by his handler Shaun Nicholls, and Nemo, in background, are New York City’s two new bedbug-sniffing beagles. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal )

Jude Thornton, 2, from Brooklyn, watched a model train set on display at the the New York Transit Museum Galley Annex and Store in Grand Central Terminal in New York Tuesday. (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal)

Pastors Edwin Colon, left, and Gus Rodriguez posed in the New Baptist Temple in Brooklyn, which was damaged by fire in 2010. The temple wants to team up with a real-estate developer to repurpose the building as a mixed-use facility with apartments and new church space. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

A charcuterie spread from Kutsher’s Tribeca on Franklin Street. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)

School children toured Macy’s Design Studio in Moonachie, N.J., where floats and balloons for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade are prepared. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)

A protester affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement waved a U.S. flag on the Brooklyn Bridge Thursday. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

Community leaders, elected politicians and residents marched down Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn Sunday, two days after three vehicles were set on fire and park benches and sidewalks were tagged with swastikas. (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal)

A person in a window flashed victory signs as Occupy Wall Street protesters marched near Bowling Green park in Lower Manhattan Thursday. (Ramin Talaie for The Wall Street Journal)

Ted Baker, a British clothing line, has signed a lease for a new flagship store at Fifth Avenue and 48th Street. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

An Occupy Wall Street protester dragged his tent away from Zuccotti Park after the raid by police early Tuesday. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement blocked Broadway at Pine Street after being displaced from Zuccotti Park early Tuesday. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

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