Girls are dressed in costumes for Purim, in the Crown Heights neighborhood of New York. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
A woman dressed as a bunch of grapes participates in Purim, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in the Crown Heights neighborhood of New York. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
Girls are dressed in costumes for Purim in the Crown Heights neighborhood of New York. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, center, takes part during the Climate Strike, in New York. Rallies calling for action on climate change are happening in cities around the world Friday ahead of a summit on the issue.
The "Star of India" sapphire is displayed at the American Museum of Natural History, as their newly renovated Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals is prepared for a projected Spring 2021 reopening, in New York. The 563-carat sapphire reflects light in a star pattern and is the largest of its kind in the world.
Investigators confer near the wreckage of a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter in a field in Mendon, New York. Three National Guard members were killed in the crash Wednesday evening Jan. 20.
A bus in New York City which careened off a road in the Bronx neighborhood of New York is left dangling from an overpass, after a crash late Thursday that left the driver in serious condition, police said.
In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, traders Robert Charmak, left, and Gregory Rowe work on the trading floor. U.S. stocks are drifting near their record highs on Friday, following a sober reminder of how many jobs the pandemic is destroying, as Wall Street balances expectations for the economy's potentially brighter future against its current pain.
Jaclyn Bernstein, of New York, lies in confetti after the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball dropped in Times Square, in New York. Bernstein, an owner of an event planning company who said she has done no business all year, was invited to the event as part of a much smaller crowd due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Restaurant and bar owners, employees and union workers march on 42nd Street in support of the restaurant industry, in New York. A ban on indoor dining at New York City restaurants was enacted Monday by officials trying to slow the resurgence of the coronavirus.
A pharmacist labels syringes in a clean room where doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be handled, at Mount Sinai Queens hospital in New York. The hospital expects to receive thousands of doses once a vaccine is approved.
In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, specialist Stephen Naughton, center, works at his post on the trading floor. U.S. stocks are ticking higher and heading back toward record highs, despite discouraging data detailing how much damage the deepening pandemic is doing to the job market.
Mac's Public House co-owner Danny Presti is taken away in handcuffs after being arrested by New York City sheriff's deputies in the Staten Island borough of New York. Presti, who was providing indoor service in defiance of coronavirus restrictions, was arrested after a sting in which plainclothes officers went inside and ordered food and beverages.
In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, traders work on the floor, in New York. Stocks pulled back slightly from their record levels Monday as Wall Street put a quiet coda on one of its most rocking months in decades.
A child runs across a sidewalk in front of New York's City Hall decorated with graffiti in favor of keeping open public schools. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the nation's largest school system will move to remote learning only as the city tries to tamp down a growing number of coronavirus cases.
Debris can be seen on W. 57th Street in New York after the cab and control structure of a construction crane high above the street spun freely and eventually struck part of the top of the building its attached to. The crane on the over 1,400 foot supertall skyscraper that is nearing completion sent debris falling, but no one was injured, officials said.
Members of the Orthodox Jewish community surround a rubbish fire in the street in the Borough Park section of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Hundreds of Orthodox Jewish men gathered in the streets of Borough Park after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo moved to reinstate restrictions on houses of worship, schools and businesses in areas where coronavirus cases are spiking.
Charles M. Rice, professor of virology at Rockefeller University, poses for a portrait in his laboratory office, in New York. Rice was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus along with fellow American Harvey J. Alter and British-born scientist Michael Houghton.
In this photo provided by the United Nations, Atul Khare, right, Under-Secretary-General for Operational Support, and Olof Skoog, Head of EU Delegation to the UN, show the "Framework agreement between the United Nations and the European Union for the provision of mutual support in the context of their respective missions and operations in the field" during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters in New York.
A family walks past a school with a sign welcoming students back, in New York. Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms Tuesday as New York City enters a high-stakes phase of resuming in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Elementary school students return on Tuesday while in-person learning for middle and high school students is scheduled to begin Thursday.
In this UNTV image, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, speaks in a pre-recorded video message during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from heads-of-state, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic.
In this photo provided by the United Nations, President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron's pre-recorded message is played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year.
Dominic Thiem, of Austria, right, and Alexander Zverev, of Germany, pose for photos after the men's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, in New York. Thiem defeated Zverev in a tiebreaker.
From left, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Jill Biden with her husband Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, observe a moment of silence, in New York.
U.S. Army Sgt. Edwin Morales, center right, salutes after placing flowers for fallen FDNY firefighter Ruben D. Correa at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, in New York. The names of nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks will be read by family members at a ceremony organized by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Nicole Melichar, of the United States, left, and Laura Siegemund, of Germany, celebrate after defeating Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, and Xu Yifan, of China, during the women's doubles final of the US Open tennis championships in New York.
Nicole Melichar, of the United States, left, and Laura Siegemund, of Germany, hold up the championship trophy after defeating Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, and Xu Yifan, of China, during the women's doubles final of the US Open tennis championships in New York.
Mate Pavic, of Croatia, left, and Bruno Soares, of Brazil, celebrate winning the men's doubles final against Wesley Koolhof, of the Netherlands, and Nikola Mektic, of Croatia, during the US Open tennis championships, in New York.