December 2005, New York, N.Y. - Commuters brave the cold as they make their way across the Brooklyn Bridge at daybreak during a crippling transit strike that left an estimated 7 million riders stranded.
December 2005, Elmhurst, N.Y. - Transit workers from a Queens bus company picket on the eve of a crippling mass transit strike.
April 2008, Jamaica, N.Y. - Protesters react to the full acquittal of three detectives involved in the 50-shot killing of unarmed groom-to-be Sean Bell.
April 2008, Kew Gardens, N.Y. - People gathered outside Queens Criminal Court react to the acquittal on all charges of three detectives involved in the 50-shot killing of unarmed groom-to-be Sean Bell.
May 2008, New York, N.Y. - The Rev. Al Sharpton, center, and Nicole Paultre Bell, right, are led away in handcuffs after being arrested for blocking the Manhattan entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge to protest the acquittals of three detectives in the 50-bullet shooting of Sean Bell.
April 2009, New York, N.Y. - Protesters yell at people looking out the windows of an AIG office building during a rally against government bailouts for corporations.
January 2009, New York, N.Y. - Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff, center, leaves federal court in Manhattan after appearing at a bail hearing.
April 2009, New York, N.Y. - A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
December 2008, New York, N.Y. - Holly, an orphaned puppy up for adoption, gets some attention from Thomas Kay after representatives of the Helen Woodward Animal Center and the Iams Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption campaign rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the campaign's 966,284th adoption.
October 2005, Bronx, N.Y. - Former President Bill Clinton is swarmed by fans as he makes a campaign appearance in the Bronx for Democratic mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer.
May 2010, New York, N.Y. - The Dalai Lama jokingly wraps his robe around his head as he speaks during a panel discussion at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.
September 2006, New York, N.Y. - Delia Colon, of Hamilton Square, New Jersey, bows her head as she prays at Ground Zero near the end of an all-night vigil on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.