From the picturesque scenes of Long Island to the iconic sights of New York City, Newsday photographers capture images telling the stories of the people and places of the region. Here are some of the most compelling photos. Miguel Valentin, of Uniondale, takes a walk through the raindrops in Eisenhower Park on Wednesday May 16, 2018 in East Meadow. A man uses an umbrella to shield himself from the rain while walking past a strip of stores without power in the Great South Bay Shopping Center in West Babylon Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Storm clouds roll across the skies of Manhattan Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Storm clouds roll across the skies of Manhattan Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Voter Sherry Lawrence, of Locust Valley, places her vote at Ann MacArthur Primary School in the Locust Valley school district during the district's proposed 2018-19 budget and school board races, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Voters at Ann MacArthur Primary School in the Locust Valley district place their vote during … [Read more...] about Long Island and New York City’s top photos
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NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. - The sailors of Mayport-based Naval ship USS New York remember the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks every day. Seven and a half tons of steel remains from the World Trade Center towers literally helped build their ship, reminding those on board daily of the sacrifices of the first responders. More Headlines Kids of United Flight 93 heroes carrying on fathers' legacies Georgia firefighters climb 110 stories to honor fallen 9/11 heroes Local tributes and ceremonies honoring 17th anniversary of Sept. 11th The hat of a fallen police officer and the helmet of a fallen firefighter are displayed inside the ship, and a surviving fireman's jacket hangs in the ship's bridge, always standing guard as the crew's “12th man.” On the 17th anniversary of the worst act of terrorism on U.S. soil, hundreds of sailors gathered Tuesday for a brief but emotional ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. Capt. Brent Devore spoke about the 9/11 memorial … [Read more...] about USS New York sailors pause to honor 9/11 victims, first responders
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ABOARD THE USS NEW YORK - They're from New York, sailing on the New York and watching the Yankees play in the World Series. "It doesn't get better than that," said Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Nathaniel Mitchell of Queens. Mitchell, 40, and several of his fellow sailors are making their way to the city from Norfolk Naval Station, Va., to commission the Navy's newest ship - an amphibious transport dock made with 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center. But they're taking a break to watch the Yanks try to win their 27th World Series title. "It's nice that the ship has the game on for us," said Master at Arms 2nd Class Angel Candelaria, 42, of the Bronx. "Being on the ship is hard, but having the game on takes away from the pressure." The die-hard Yankees fans are part of a 360-member crew on the ship, along with about 250 Marines. They gathered in the mess decks and in their berths Wednesday night to tune in to their heroes - and to offer a little advice to the … [Read more...] about Tons of WTC steel and pinstriped heart: USS New York crew hoping (Yankees champion)ship comes in
Norfolk, Va. - It's the pride of the Navy - and it's finally heading our way.The New York, made with 7.5 tons of steel from the wrecked World Trade Center, is leaving its home port of Norfolk Naval Station on Thursday for its maiden voyage to New York City. "The excitement is huge," said Navy spokesman Chief Scott Boyle. "The ship and the crew have been building up to this point for a couple years." The ship, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, has a crew of 360 - including dozens of New Yorkers. The ship's captain, Cmdr. Curtis Jones, is from Binghamton. "The New York ties and the emotions that come with this ship, it's almost like a homecoming for the crew," Boyle said. The bow of the $1 billion ship was forged with steel recovered from the rubble at Ground Zero. One of its main missions is to transport Marines - it can carry an entire battalion and their equipment, including a 38-ton amphibious assault vehicle, landing craft and an MV-22 Osprey aircraft. The New York will … [Read more...] about USS New York: Navy’s new ship, made with World Trade Center steel, to dock in city on Monday
The battleship forged with World Trade Center steel is coming home Friday. The USS New York returns to the Big Apple for Veterans Weeks 2013 four years after the ship was commissioned into active duty — and 12 years after the terrorist attack on the twin towers. “This Veterans Week is a homecoming for us,” said Capt. Jon C. Kreitz, the New York’s commanding officer. “We all respect and cherish the connection we have with this amazing and resilient city.” Kreitz, in advance of the ship’s arrival, invoked its motto: “Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget.” The ship rose from the ashes of the downed 110-story skyscrapers, with 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the trade center used in its bow. The ship, commissioned on Nov. 7, 2009, will arrive by cruising up the Hudson River past Ground Zero before docking at Pier 88 on the West Side of Manhattan. The battleship will be open for public visits on Saturday and Monday 8 a.m.-4 … [Read more...] about USS New York returns to NYC for Veterans Week