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Best of 2018: Top New York City photos of the year

Here's a look back at some of the biggest news events and best photos from New York City this year. 

Chong Cha poses on 11th Avenue with her
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Chong Cha on 11th Avenue with her Pomeranians, Zuzu, left, and Zunky, during a snowstorm on Jan. 4.

Ravi Ragbir, center, the executive director of the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Ravi Ragbir, an immigrant rights leader who was taken into custody by ICE, is greeted by advocates and supporters before the start of a protest at the Jacob K. Javits Federal Office Building in lower Manhattan on Feb. 1.

Adrienne Zdaniewski and her daughter Gray 2, place
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Adrienne Zdaniewski and her daughter Gray, 2, place flowers at a makeshift memorial during a vigil at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street in Park Slope, where two children were killed in a car crash on March 6.

A U.S. Army Corp of Engineer salvage team
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A U.S. Army Corp of Engineer salvage team hoists the wreckage of a Liberty Helicopters tour craft from the East River on March 12, which had crashed into the river, killing five passengers.

Students from LaGuardia High School on the Upper
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Students from LaGuardia High School on the Upper West Side lay down, joining a nationwide demonstration on March 14, one month after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Fla.

People walk along Houston St. past an image
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

People walk past a new work by street artist Banksy at the corner of Houston Street and the Bowery on March 16. The mural protests the imprisonment of Zehra Dogan, the Turkish artist and journalist who was sentenced for painting the destruction of a Turkish town.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24: Sir Paul
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Spencer Platt

Paul McCartney joins thousands of people marching against gun violence in Manhattan during the March for Our Lives rally on March 24.

The casket carrying New York City firefighter Michael
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

The casket carrying firefighter Michael R. Davidson, who was killed in the line of duty while battling a Harlem blaze, arrives at St. Patrick's Cathedral on March 27.

Taxi drivers hold a demonstration on the steps
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Taxi drivers hold a demonstration on the steps of City Hall on March 28 after several drivers committed suicide.

People look out of of a broken-out window
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People look out of a broken-out window of Trump Tower on April 8, the day after a fatal four-alarm fire on the 50th floor of the Fifth Avenue building.

Former film mogul Harvey Weinstein walks in handcuffs
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Former film mogul Harvey Weinstein walks in handcuffs from the NYPD's First Precinct in lower Manhattan on May 25 after turning himself in. Dozens of women have accused him of sexual assault and harassment.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Progressive challenger
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Scott Heins

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrates with supporters at a victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowly on June 26. 

Funeral service for Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, known as "Junior"
Photo Credit: John Roca

Friends and family of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, known as "Junior," carry his casket out of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Bronx on June 27. Guzman-Feliz was stabbed to death by gang members in a case of mistaken identity, police said.

Members of the NYPD Explorers embrace during the
Photo Credit: John Roca

Members of the NYPD Explorers embrace during the funeral service for Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, known as "Junior," on June 27.

Smoke billows from a steam pipe explosion on
Photo Credit: Louis Lanzano

Smoke billows from a steam pipe explosion on Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District on July 19.

A person walks past a taped phrase that
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Tributes to Aretha Franklin appeared at the Franklin Street subway station on Aug. 16, after her death from pancreatic cancer.

An emergency services cop pursues a goat wandering
Photo Credit: Todd Maisel

An emergency services cop chases a goat wandering on the train tracks at 14th Avenue and 61st Street in Brooklyn on Aug. 20.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon arrive
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon arrive for their debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead on Aug. 29.

Seven months later, some of the nearly 100
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Seven months after being displaced, nearly 100 tenants of 85 Bowery joined supporters for a ceremony in Chinatown as they returned home on Aug. 31. The forceful displacement had prompted a series of protests, court hearings and hunger strikes.

Army Reserve Sergeant Edwin Morales takes a knee
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Army Reserve Sergeant Edwin Morales takes a knee on Sept. 11, 17 years after the terror attacks at the World Trade Center. His cousin, FDNY Firefighter Ruben Correa, died in the attacks.

Workman shown taken down Trump Place sign on
Photo Credit: John Roca

Workmen take down the Trump Place sign at an apartment building at 200 Riverside Blvd. on Oct. 18. after owners there voted to remove the sign.

BETTER QUALITY An NYPD bomb unit member appears
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

An NYPD bomb unit member removes a suspicious package delivered to a post office on West 52nd Street on Oct. 26. Several packages containing pipe bombs were sent to prominent Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump by Cesar Altieri Sayoc.

Actor Alec Baldwin leaves the NYPD's 6th Precinct
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Actor Alec Baldwin leaves the NYPD's 6th Precinct after he was arrested following a fight allegedly over a parking spot on Nov. 2 in the West Village. Baldwin denied the accusations.

Philip (l) and Cathie Vetrano, parents of slain
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Philip and Cathie Vetrano, parents of slain jogger Karina Vetrano, leave the courtroom at Queens Criminal Court after the judge declares a mistrial in the case of their daughter's accused killer, Chanel Lewis, on Nov. 20.

Leaders of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Demonstrators gather at City Hall Park in lower Manhattan on Nov. 28 to protest Amazon's plan to build a second headquarters in Long Island City.

A recent arrival of a Mandarin Duck that
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

A Mandarin duck, native to Asia, became a star in Central Park. It is seen here on Nov. 30.

Rapper and hip hop artist Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar,
Photo Credit: Stephen Yang

Rapper Cardi B appears at Queens criminal court on Dec. 7 on misdemeanor charges stemming from an alleged assault at a Queens strip club.

The
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Elsbeth Adamson, 2, from New Zealand, looks at the “Fearless Girl” statue in its new home across from the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 10.

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