The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season, introducing a cherished march of magic that has dazzled generations of fans. Every year, this family tradition is seen by more than 3.5 million people in New York and about 50 million others around the world.
Jane Goodall Statues for Equality is a global mission to balance gender representation in public statues and honor women’s contribution to society.
More than 50,000 people participated in the New York City Marathon this year. Here’s a look at how stressful it can be.
Killer clowns strolled alongside political whistleblowers, and Bernie Sanders shared the road with Betelgeuse as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan.
Storming past questions about his health, Bernie Sanders vowed that he's "more ready than ever" to fight for a political revolution — with a little help from new friends — at a rally Saturday that drew thousands to a New York City park. The rally offered a pointed reminder to skeptics in both political parties that the 78-year-old democratic socialist is still very much a force in the 2020 presidential race.
Fujifilm North America Corporation is hosting its second annual Fujifilm Printlife Photo Exhibit at Vanderbilt Hall inside New York City’s landmark Grand Central Terminal Oct. 16-20. The show features a collection of more than 13,600 photographs submitted during a nationwide call for entries this summer.
New York Comic Con is the East Coast's largest pop culture convention and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.
Each August and September, as summer fades into fall, Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan finds himself in a familiar spot — snapping images in the area where the 9/11 terrorist attacks took place.
The Women's National Team is the center of the celebration in the Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday, commemorating its World Cup win in France on Sunday.
Tens of thousands of marchers paraded through New York streets Sunday in a huge LGBTQ pride parade, with many proudly carrying rainbow flags or carrying signs.
The fancy hats and finery were out and on display for New York City's annual Easter extravaganza. Participants in the annual Easter Parade made their way along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Sunday in a procession of the wild and whimsical. The annual event is a New York City tradition that goes back well over a century, when the wealthy would get dressed in their best and go out for a stroll after Easter church services.
New York City is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, bringing together hundreds of thousands of marchers in one of the largest American celebrations of Irish heritage.
For over two weeks, photographer Gordon Donovan traveled more than 2,700 miles through Namibia, across deserts, grasslands and mountains. Armed with two cameras and an assortment of lenses, he journeyed to Sossusvlei, a photographer's paradise of rich colors and texture. The final 10 days of his journey were a one-man road trip through the vast landscapes of Etosha National Park to capture the region’s thriving wildlife, natural beauty and incredible night skies.
Every year around Christmastime, New York City transforms into a veritable winter wonderland, with charming and elegant decorations that outshine holiday tinsel.
New York City hosted its annual Veterans Day Parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation, on Nov. 11. “America’s Parade” featured more than 20,000 participants, with 300 marching bands, floats, veterans’ groups and military units.At 11 a.m. — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — a solemn hush fell over Manhattan’s Madison Square Park as veterans laid wreaths under the Eternal Light Flagstaff to honor the fallen. Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg (U.S. Army, Afghanistan) was this year’s grand marshal.This year’s parade commemorates the centennial of the end of World War I in 1918. The Army was this year’s featured military branch. As always, the Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard were also represented in a national network of events working toward the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day in 2019. (Yahoo News)Photography by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo NewsSee more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
More than 50,000 people participated in the New York City Marathon this year. The world-famous race, which took place on Nov. 4, 2018, drew entrants from across the country and around the world and took runners through all five boroughs of New York.For many runners, by the time they crossed the Queensboro Bridge and entered Manhattan near mile 16, they were starting to feel the pain in their bodies and to show it on their faces too. Here’s a look at how stressful it can be competing in the New York City Marathon. Despite the pain, you may see some smiles. (Yahoo News)Photography by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo NewsPhotos: Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Keitany win 2018 NYC Marathon »See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Election 2018 was clearly the unofficial theme of the annual Village Halloween Parade in New York City, as thousands of costumed revelers made their way up Manhattan’s Sixth Avenue on Wednesday night.From robots to anti-Trump costumes, see the best of this year’s parade.Photography by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo NewsPhotos: NYC pups in cute and creative costumes for annual Halloween Dog Parade »See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
New York City’s annual Halloween Dog Parade almost didn’t happen because of problems with insurance. But sponsors saved the fun event in which hundreds of canines compete in front of thousands of spectators. This year’s festivities took place at the East River Park Amphitheater rather than its traditional home, Tompkins Square Park in the city’s East Village neighborhood. Despite these shakeups, the dogs’ outfits were just as adorable and imaginative as ever. (Michael Walsh/Yahoo News)Photography by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo NewsSee more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Some knew it as the “sad side” of Ellis Island.A century ago, the hospital complex at the historic Ellis Island immigration inspection station was the place where approximately one out of every 10 arrivals who were too sick to be allowed into the country were sent to recover, or to die.The 29-building medical complex — in its day the largest public health institution in the United States — was itself left to die when the immigration station closed in 1954.Ellis Island’s Main Building was restored as an immigration museum in 1990. But the hospital complex on the island’s south side remained shuttered for 60 years. That is, until two months ago, when officials re-opened the dilapidated buildings for public viewing.“Even though much of the hospital equipment is no longer here, these special buildings are able to speak volumes,” said John Piltzecker, superintendent of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island. “The National Park Service is pleased to work with Save Ellis Island in their efforts to bring visitors to the south side to learn more about the island’s unique story through this special tour program.”The hard-hat tours take visitors through areas of the 750-bed medical complex that have been stabilized and partially restored — including large hospital wards, kitchens, laundry facilities and morgues.“The tour is for history buffs, and especially for photography lovers,” said Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan, who recently took the 90-minute tour and shares some of his images here.“The fading colors of the interiors, corroding machinery, metal stairs and doors, strong textures and challenging lighting are wonderful photographic opportunities you should not miss,” he said.Proceeds from the tours go toward the preservation and restoration of the hospital complex. For more information on tours, visit Save Ellis Island. Photography by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo NewsPhotos taken on Dec. 12, 2014.See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Tribute in Light is a commemorative public art installation first presented six months after 9/11 and then every year thereafter, from dusk to dawn, on the night of September 11. It has become an iconic symbol that both honors those killed and celebrates the unbreakable spirit of New York. (Yahoo News)Photography by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo NewsPhotos: 9/11: Then and now — 17 years later »Interactive: Iconic 9/11 images: 17 years later »Photos: Remembering 9/11 on the 17th anniversary of the attacks »See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
After gathering in the parking lot of Gargiulo’s Italian restaurant in Coney Island, approximately 2,700 people — most of them off-duty cops, their families and friends — watched and cheered, drowning out the screams from the Thunderbolt ride in the background, as officers with the NYPD settled disputes in the boxing ring.Police officers and sergeants from across the city and from the United Kingdom pummeled one another for three one-minute rounds, their anger and lack of boxing experience both evidenced by wild swings, red faces and stumbling feet. (Yahoo News)Photography by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo NewsRead full story: NYPD black and blue: The hidden world of ‘smokers,’ where cops settle grudges with their fists by Caitlin Dickson »See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Hundreds of New Yorkers from refugee, immigrant, religious and advocacy communities held a march in observance of World Refugee Day. Marchers laid out 85 pairs of shoes to represent 85,000 refugees who were not allowed into the U.S. in 2018, carried orange rafts symbolizing refugee ocean crossings and read the names of refugees who died in transit.Photography by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo NewsRead: Kadia Tubman’s – The women who marched on World Refugee Day »See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
It’s been nearly six years since Hurricane Sandy descended on the New York borough of Staten Island. The storm killed 43 people in the city; 23 of those deaths occurred on Staten Island. Ten people died on the east-central coast of the island. The storm surge also destroyed neighborhoods across the island. Over the years, some Staten Islanders have rebuilt their homes and reinvested in their communities, returning to a sense of normalcy. Yahoo News recently returned to various sites that were photographed in the immediate aftermath of the storm. ...
The poet Alexander Pope once wrote, “Hope springs eternal.” For Major League Baseball fans, that hope begins during spring training.Spring training gives baseball fans the opportunity to see and meet their favorite major league players for autographs and selfies. During the regular season, many fans are disappointed when they are unable to get autographs or a photo taken with their favorite players, who are on a tight schedule in ballparks. (Players still find the time to sign a great deal of memorabilia.)Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan visited several major league camps the first few weeks of Grapefruit League action and captured players interacting with fans.And that hope? It can be snuffed out soon after the season begins at the end of March. (Yahoo News)Photography by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo NewsPhotos: The Boys of Spring get ready for regular season »See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Top prospects and other big league hopefuls began workouts with their prospective teams on the east coast of Florida earlier this month. Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan visited several major league camps and caught the first few weeks of action as players got into the swing of things while preparing for the long baseball season. (Yahoo News)Photography by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo NewsPhotos: Spring training baseball is for the fans »See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.