Pictures of the Year 2017

The New York City Mayoral Photography Office presents this year’s most incredible moments, curated by Michael Appleton, Director of Photography. Images captured through the lenses of Ed Reed, Michael Appleton, Edwin Torres, Benjamin Kanter and Joanna Graham.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray rang in 2017 with a kiss in Times Square on January 1st. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography Office.
Costumed participants marched in the Three Kings Day Parade in Harlem on January 6th. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography Office.
The casket of NYPD Detective Steven McDonald was carried into St. Patrick’s Cathedral during his funeral on January 13th. Det. McDonald was shot and critically injured while patrolling Central Park in 1986. He would go on to become a spokesperson for faith, forgiveness, and peace. Edwin J. Torres/ Mayoral Photo Office.
Thousands gathered in Manhattan for the Women’s March on January 21st. Edwin J. Torres/ Mayoral Photography Office.
Community Affairs Senior Advisor Sarah Sayeed, right, helped review remarks before an interfaith breakfast on January 12th. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner James O’Neill and Corporation Counsel of New York City Zachary Carter took questions from the media at City Hall in response to newly issued Presidential Executive Orders on January 25th. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.
The 7 train made its way through Flushing, Queens on February 8th. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
New York Police Department’s 40th Precinct hosted a weekly “Safe Streets” event on 151st Street in the Bronx on February 2nd. Edwin J. Torres/ Mayoral Photography Office.
Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his State of the City address at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on February 13th. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
Staten Island Borough President James Oddo holds up an old photo featuring himself and Mayor Bill de Blasio when they were on the City Council together on the first day City Hall in Your Borough on Staten Island on April 10th. Edwin J. Torres/ Mayoral Photography Office
FDNY Firefighters saluted as the body of fallen Firefighter William Tolley was carried away from Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn on April 20th. The 14-year veteran of the fire department died in the line of duty while responding to an apartment building fire in Queens earlier in the day. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
A young New Yorker raised her hand to ask a question during a town hall hosted by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer in Queens on April 27th. Joanna Graham/ Mayoral Photography Office
First Lady Chirlane McCray walked to the stage at Radio City Music Hall where she gave the keynote address during the NYU Silver School of Social Work 2017 graduation ceremony on May 16th. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
Mayor Bill de Blasio enjoyed a cannoli at Madonia Bakery during City Hall In Your Borough in the Bronx on May 23rd. Edwin J. Torres. Mayoral/Photography Office
A moment of silence was observed onboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum during a Memorial Day ceremony on May 29. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office
First Lady Chirlane McCray visited the LGBTQ exhibit, “The Lavender Line: Coming Out in Queens” at the Queens Museum on June 9th. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography Office
Bob McCauley of Riverdale took advantage of the opening weekend of New York City’s beaches at Orchard Beach in the Bronx on May 26th. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
Children took in the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on June 11th. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
Mayor Bill de Blasio walked through the Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History before delivering remarks at the Museum’s Board of Trustees meeting on June 14th. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office
Graduates sat together during the graduation ceremony for the Bronx High School for Law, Government, and Justice on June 27th. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography Office
It was a beautiful day for New York City’s Pride Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on June 25th. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
Firefighter Jonathan A. Kappel received the John H. Prentice Medal for his rescue with Ladder Company 44 during the 148th Annual FDNY Medals Day at City Hall on June 7th. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography Office
Passengers enjoyed a sunny ride to Rockaway Beach from Wall Street aboard a new NYC Ferry on July 4th. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography Office
Beachgoers gathered on Coney Island Beach on July 4th. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photograhy Office
Thousands of police officers stood at attention during the funeral procession for NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia at World Changers Church in the Bronx on July 11th. The 12-year veteran and mother of three was fatally shot while on duty. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
The fountains at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park offered a break from the heat on July 18th. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
Mayor Bill de Blasio played ball with the NYPD Cricket League in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park Park during Queens’ City Hall In Your Borough on July 19th. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office
First Lady Chirlane McCray joined in on the action during a celebration of Double Dutch at Lincoln Center on July 30th. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photography Office
A solar eclipse passed over New York City on August 21st. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
A woman used a wielding mask to take in the solar eclipse on August 21st. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
First Lady Chirlane McCray played with children during an NYC Children’s Cabinet event at Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn on September 23rd. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office
Thousands marched in the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn on September 4th. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photography Office
The Tribute in Light rose above the Manhattan skyline on the 16th anniversary of 9/11. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photography Office
An NYPD officer stood in silence during a ceremony for the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11th Memorial & Museum. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office
Mayor Bill de Blasio posed for photos during the African American Day Parade on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Manhattan on September 17th. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office
First Lady Chirlane McCray said “hello” to a new New Yorker during a NYC Children’s Cabinet on September 23th. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office
Mayor Bill de Blasio took questions from the public during a town hall meeting he co-hosted with Council Member Daniel Garodnick in Manhattan on September 26th. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photography Office
Mayor Bill de Blasio comforted Lisa Tuozzolo, wife of fallen hero NYPD Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo, during the Battery Park Police Memorial Wall ceremony on October 13th. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office
Mayor Bill de Blasio high-fived students at Queens Explorers Elementary School in Ozone Park, Queens where he announced the expansion of 3-K for All to six more community school districts across all five boroughs on October 12th. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office
Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S Senator Bernie Sanders walked to the subway for a ride from Penn Station to Fulton Street where they made an announcement regarding the Fair Fix Millionaire’s Subway Tax proposal on October 30th. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography Office
A candlelight vigil was held in Hudson River Park on November 2nd for the victims of the October 31st terror attack in Lower Manhattan. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photography Office
Mayor Bill de Blasio placed a flower on the Flight 587 Memorial in the Rockaways on the 16th anniversary of the tragedy on November 12th. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photography Office
The Olaf balloon took flight with Mayor Bill de Blasio looking on during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 23rd. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photography Office
NYPD’s Mounted Unit led the way during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan on November 23rd. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photography Office
Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials pointed toward Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan, during a rally against the Republican tax plan on November 21st. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office
First Lady Chirlane McCray delivered remarks at the Sisters Thrive launch event at the Tweed Courthouse on December 11th. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography Office
A woman and her dog take a walk in Carl Schurz Park on the Upper East Side in Manhattan during the first snowfall of the season on December 9th. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

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