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“Hasidic Jewish men sit in front and women sit in back on the B110 bus between Borough Park and Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Oct. 27. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

Amid increased police presence, a student made her way into P.S. 298 in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn on Oct. 24, the first day of classes after an Oct. 21 shooting outside the school. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)

Jerry Egan, a 31-year veteran conductor with the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority, was conductor Oct. 23 on the New York Transit Museum’s ‘Nostalgia Ride’ to Woodlawn Cemetery. Museum donors rode in classic IRT ‘lo-V’ (low voltage) subway cars dating back to 1916 and 1917. (Jamie Goldenberg for the Wall Street Journal)

Morten Sohlberg, left, owner of the Scandinavian restaurant chain Smorgas Chef, and a farmhand prepare to feed a pig at Blenheim Hill Farm in Scoharie County, N.Y. The New York City chain sources traditional ingredients at its own farm. (Benjamin Norman for The Wall Street Journal)

A new park along the residential building 101 Park Place in Stamford. Norwalk-based Building Land & Technology and Philadelphia real-estate investment firm Lubert-Adler are working to develop the city’s South End waterfront. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)

Jaison Alvarado, working in the rain, pushed standing water off of the ice skating rink at Bryant Park Oct. 27. The rink was preparing for its Oct. 28 opening. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)

Pad sapparod with pineapple, cashews and shrimp at Thai Market, 960 Amsterdam Ave. (Lauren Lancaster for The Wall Street Journal)

Arriving guests at the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy awards at the New York Public Library Oct. 20 filed past staffers holding signs indicating the medalists. Ten individuals and families were awarded for their sustained philanthropic efforts. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)

A museum guard strolls through the second floor of the of the ‘Carsten Holler.” (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

Participants in ‘Versus,’ a public-art performance piece by Korean artist Kyungwoo Chun, sat on opposite benches and leaned their heads on one anothers’ shoulders for 15 minutes Oct. 25 in Duffy Square at 46th Street and Broadway in Times Square. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

The caviar martini with cucumber, dill and a spoon of caviar at Pravda, 281 Lafayette St. in Soho. (Agaton Strom for The Wall Street Journal)

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Floodwater receded from the intersection of Jerome Avenue and East 177th Street in the Bronx. Jerome Avenue was closed on Wednesday after a 108-year-old water main burst. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Emily Pinkowitz, youth program manager for the High Line, and a crowd of children released painted lady butterflies into a garden on Wednesday. The butterflies will help pollinate flowers. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Dancers with the Young Dancemakers Company performed at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University on Monday. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)


Violeta Kruglyak and her 2-year-old son, Alexander, cooled off Tuesday in shallow water at Brighton Beach in Brooklyn. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


The braised lamb shank at Matisse at 924 Second Ave in Manhattan. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Nicole Eolonyi and Matthew Krische, center, with glasses, led the Maspeth Town Hall team Tuesday in a tug-of-war match. The Sports Camp; Arts in Schools Foundation, SASF, organized a track and field day at Randall’s Island’s Icahn Stadium, bringing 1500 students together for races and games. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Volunteers collected handwritten and hand-drawn tributes Wednesday for a public art project called ‘9/11: 10th Anniversary Reflections’ in downtown Manhattan. A small mockup of what the tribute will look like will be placed in Battery Park. (Benjamin Norman for The Wall Street Journal)


Elijah Cudjoe, 10, participated in the Downtown Giants Day Camp Monday at the Chelsea Waterside Athletic Field. The week-long camp is coached this year by Abraham Lincoln High School coaches and players. Former New York Giants players appeared later in the week. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)


The ‘Sunday Morning’ at the bar at the Four Seasons New York at 57 E. 57th in Manhattan. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham, in yellow cleats, practiced with teammates in New York Monday ahead of the Major League Soccer All-Star Game against Manchester United on Wednesday in New Jersey. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street)


Jockey Chen performed a Shaolin martial arts demonstration Thursday in Battery Park as part of a press conference for the 21st annual ‘Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.’ (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street)

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Twelve-year old Matilda Mackey, from Ohio City, Ohio, practiced jumps and poses Tuesday in front of the fountain at Lincoln Center. She’s a ballet apprentice at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater this summer in a five- to six-week program for girls. (Benjamin Norman for The Wall Street Journal)

Mickey Melchiondo, better known as Dean Ween, guitarist for the New Hope, Pa.-based rock duo Ween, removes a hook from the mouth of a large fluke off the coast of Neptune, N.J. For the past three months, he has been getting up at 2:30 a.m. to fish the Atlantic Ocean. (Nick Brandreth for the Wall Street Journal )

Keagan Reilly leapt into the air Tuesday to return a ball during the New York City Parks’ free tennis lessons at Flushing Memorial Field in Flushing. (Kathy Kmonicek for The Wall Street Journal)

A New York Police Department van ran over and killed Kok Hoe Tee, a 55-year-old pedestrian, on Elizabeth Street in Chinatown, Manhattan, July 1. (Ken Maldonado for The Wall Street Journal)

Kids took off their shoes at Wednesday’s opening of the Police Athletic League’s Summer Play Streets Program on Manhattan Avenue in Harlem. (John Marshall Mantel for The Wall Street Journal)

The Maine lobster roll from the Red Hook Lobster Pound, which has rolled out a truck for the summer. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)

On the Fourth of July, five-year-old Anthony LoSacco played in the heavy shore surf during the annual Oceanfest in Long Branch, N.J. (Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal)

An aerial view of Asphalt Green and a closed garbage-transfer station (with ramp) across the street from it, from an apartment on 89th and 90th streets in Manhattan. A proposal would re-open the station. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

The steamed crab dumplings at Yotel, a recently opened hotel at 570 Tenth Ave. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)

Director and filmmaker Sean Casey drives his tornado chasing mobile down 5th Avenue and 58th Street in Manhattan. Mr. Casey uses the vehicle to drive into storms and film them using IMAX cameras. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

Hugo Mendez prepares a caesar salad at The Dauphin Grille, 1401 Ocean Ave. in Asbury Park, N.J. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)

SLS Jets’ Shaun Garber, left, was pitted against Team Yellow Cab’s Nacho Figuera on Monday in the Kings Polo Classic at Bucks Mill Park in Colt’s Neck, N.J. (Kevin Hagen for the Wall Street Journal)

The spicy pepino margarhita at Yotel, 570 Tenth Ave. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal )

Anthony Velez, 16, steered his sailboat away from the dock on Pier 66 on the west side of Manhattan Thursday. He is participating in a summer program run by Hudson River Community Sailing that teaches schoolchildren how to sail. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)

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A dog shows off her acrobatic skills in Madison Square, a pilot soars over Long Island, and more in the week’s best photos from across Greater New York.


Georgia acrobatically retrieved tennis balls thrown by her owner Ronny Deaza in Madison Square Park on an overcast Monday. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Lt. Col. John Klatt of the Air National Guard flew his AirGuard Extra 300L in formation over Long Island’s South Shore Tuesday in preparation for this weekend’s New York Air Show, which will be held at Jones Beach. (Benjamin Norman for The Wall Street Journal)


The scene where a marine was hit by a car and killed while crossing 12th Avenue at 48th Street during Fleet Week. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


The STREB Extreme Action Company performed at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new building on Gansevoort Street in Lower Manhattan Tuesday. The 200,000-square-foot building is scheduled to open in 2015. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)


Angela, left, and Carmine Marino, ages 2 and 4, played at Orchard Park Beach in the Bronx Friday afternoon, one day before the season’s official opening for New York City beaches. The Bronx Parks and Recreation Commission marked the 75th anniversary of the Bronx Riviera Friday. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


On Governor’s Island, ‘Figoulu’, is part of the exhibition ‘Mark Di Suvero at Governor’s Island.’ (Jacopo Quaranta for The Wall Street Journal)


Waxy Monkey Frogs perched on a branch in their enclosure at the American Museum of Natural History. The museum previewed a new exhibit called ‘Frogs: A Chorus of Colors’ Thursday. The exhibit features over 200 frogs and interactive educational displays. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Performers with Cirque du Soleil presented a segment called ‘Banquine’ at a preview for their latest show, ‘Zarkana,’ at New York’s Radio City Music Hall Tuesday. The show will run June 9-Oct. 8. (Mike Segar/Reuters)


Monitor Galalau and Monitor Quebrada at P.S. 142, where the New York Capoeira Brasil group staged its annual event. The five-day gathering ends in a ‘batizado,’ or christening, in which new members are initiated into capoira. (Barbara Saric for The Wall Street Journal)


Sailors stood on the deck of the USS New York as it passed the Statue of Liberty Wednesday to mark the start of the city’s Fleet Week celebrations, which run through Memorial Day. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


A delivery man brought balloons and a inflatable shark to the house where former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being held under house arrest in Lower Manhattan Friday. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)


Police officer Ken Moreno, center, and co-defendant Franklin Mata, right, spoke to the media outside Manhattan criminal court. Messrs. Moreno and Mata were acquitted of rape, but convicted of official misconduct. (Louis Lanzano/Associated Press)


‘Splotch 15’ is one of several large sculptures unveiled Tuesday in City Hall Park as part of a retrospective of the work of American artist Sol LeWitt. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


Tony Godino of Bedford, N.Y., left, paid his respects with a handful of dirt at the end of a ceremony Wednesday to rebury the mysterious 19th-century regional wanderer known as The Leatherman. His remains were moved from a roadside grave to more peaceful surroundings. (Craig Ruttle/Associated Press)


The New York Transit Museum’s antique train near the 167th St. Station in the Bronx, part of a nostalgia ride aboard antique IRT ‘Lo-V’ cars built between 1916 and 1925. (Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal)

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Ahead of the New York Air Show Jones Beach this weekend, pilots from the Air National Guard took WSJ photographer Benjamin Norman on a practice flight over the South Shore of Long Island. The video below is a compilation of footage taken from several cameras during the flight.


Benjamin Norman for The Wall Street Journal

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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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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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