Pictures of the Week: July 29th-August 5th

City Council members and staff are joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio for a game of volleyball during the Annual City Council outing at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn. Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina, and rising 5th grader, Chedenis Thomas, announce New York City students’ State test scores at the Tweed Courthouse in Manhattan on Monday. For the first time, City students closed the gap with the rest of New York State on English exams. Results improved across all 32 Community School Districts in every borough. Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office
Mayor Bill de Blasio shakes the hand of New York City’s next Police Commissioner, Jimmy O’Neill, in the Blue Room at City Hall on Tuesday. Chief O’Neill will soon inherit the position from current NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office
Mayor de Blasio huddles with young football players in Brownsville Brooklyn during National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday. Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office.
NYPD cadets listen to the Mayor speak during the National Night Out Against Crime in Astoria Park, Queens. Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office
A game of Double Dutch on 125th Street in Harlem during National Night Out Against Crime. Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office
Mayor Bill de Blasio listens to testimony during a public hearing at City Hall where he also signed into law Intro. 1227, which co-names 65 thoroughfares and public spaces across the five boroughs to celebrate and honor those who have left lasting marks on New York City. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.
Officers with NYPD’s Aviation Unit pilot their helicopter towards a stunningly lit Manhattan skyline on Tuesday. Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office
City lights greet dusk over New York City. Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office