News Best of 2018: Top New York City photos of the year By amNewYork Updated December 28, 2018 3:18 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Here's a look back at some of the biggest news events and best photos from New York City this year. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert Chong Cha on 11th Avenue with her Pomeranians, Zuzu, left, and Zunky, during a snowstorm on Jan. 4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert Taxi drivers hold a demonstration on the steps of City Hall on March 28 after several drivers committed suicide. 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. 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. 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. 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. Photo Credit: John Roca Members of the NYPD Explorers embrace during the funeral service for Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, known as "Junior," on June 27. Photo Credit: Louis Lanzano Smoke billows from a steam pipe explosion on Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District on July 19. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert Tributes to Aretha Franklin appeared at the Franklin Street subway station on Aug. 16, after her death from pancreatic cancer. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle A Mandarin duck, native to Asia, became a star in Central Park. It is seen here on Nov. 30. 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. 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. By amNewYork Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.