City of New YorkBlockedUnblockFollowFollowingThe official Medium channel of the City of New York.Jan 13, 2017Pictures of the Week: January 7th-13th, 2017First Lady Chirlane McCray spoke at a Planned Parenthood rally outside their Bleecker Street clinic in Manhattan on Saturday. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography OfficeA crowd joined the First Lady for the snowy rally in support of continuing Planned Parenthood’s work in reproductive health services . Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.A pedestrian used an umbrella to shield himself from Saturday’s driving snow in the West Village. Michael Appleton/ Mayoral Photography OfficeMayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray met with actress and singer, Cynthia Erivo, backstage after watching her perform in the musical “The Color Purple” at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in Midtown. Michael Appleton/ Mayoral Photography OfficeNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attended Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address at One World Trade Center on Monday. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography OfficeMayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced the fewest fire deaths ever recorded in any calendar year dating back to 1916 during a press conference at the FDNY Engine 9, Ladder 6 firehouse on Canal Street. The City also saw a 9 percent decline in serious fires in 2016, the largest annual decrease since 2008. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography OfficeMayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted the Mayor’s annual interfaith breakfast at Gotham Hall in Manhattan on Thursday. During the breakfast they announced the creation of the Center for Faith and Community Partnerships to transform the way in which faith organizations and other community organizations access city services. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.Kujegi Camara, left, went over the Muslim prayer with Sarah Sayeed of the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit before taking the stage during the interfaith breakfast. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.Police officers lined up along Fifth Avenue for the funeral procession for NYPD Detective Steven McDonald outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Friday. Detective McDonald, who passed away this week, was paralyzed in 1986 after being shot while patrolling Central Park. He would go on to become a legendary spokesperson for faith, forgiveness, and peace for the next 30 years. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography OfficeThe casket of Detective Steven McDonald was carried from St. Patrick’s Cathedral as thousands paid their respects to the fallen hero. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography OfficeDetective Steven McDonald’s wife, Patti Ann, standing with their son, NYPD Sergeant Conor Mcdonald, was presented with his burial flag after the funeral. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography OfficeFollow us on Instagram and Twitter for photo updates throughout the week.