SantaCon 2012 took place on Saturday, December 15, 2012. It began with a gathering of Santas, elves, reindeer, and other assorted Christmas characters at Pier 84 and spread out across midtown Manhattan. It eventually concluded in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. NYC Photo News was there for the initial gathering and for events at various pubs during the day. Here is a small collection of photos from the event. More at www.nycphotonews.com







NYC Photo News was at Macy's 2012 Thanksgiving Day parade on November 22nd and out photographers generated a record number of spectacular images. Here is just a sampling of what they photographers. Complete coverage at www.nycphotonews.com.

Balloon handlers waiting for Macy's 2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade to begin

A clown snaps a photo at Macy's 2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade

Young spectators watch Macy's 2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade

Spectators at the Time Warner Center watch Macy's 2012 Thanksgivng Day Parade

Spiderman balloon at Macy's 2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade

Spectators watch a flying elf during Macy's 2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade

Buzz Lighyear balloon at Macy's 2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Santa in his sleigh at Macy's 2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Hurricane Sandy left a path of destruction in the tri-state area and no place was it more evident than in the Tottenville section of Staten Island. NYC Photo News had a photographer there documenting the clean-up. More photos at www.nycphotonews.com

Volunteer removes water logged sheetrock from home on Staten Island

Volunteers assemble photos found in the wreckage of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island

Damaged household goods in the street

House damaged by Hurricane Sandy

"Get Lost Sandy" sign in Tottenville


Hurricane Sandy brought a destructive storm surge to New York City on the evening of October 29, 2012, flooding numerous streets, tunnels and subway lines in Lower Manhattan, Staten Island, Coney Island, the Rockaways and other areas of the city. The super storm cut  off electricity to parts of the city and its suburbs and closed most subway and commuter rail lines. Subway tunnels and the Queens and Broolyn-Battery Tunnel were also flooded. NYC Photo News covered the storm and its aftemath. More photos at www.nycphotonews.com

Trees in Lower Manhattan flattened by Hurricane Sandy

Shops in Lower Manhattan underwater in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Sandbagged entrance to Bowling Green Subway Station

Con Ed pumps out the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

A man with his dog wades through floodwaters at the South Street Seaport

Light pole toppled by Sandy at the South Stree Seaport

Formerly submerged SUV at the South Street Seaport

Interior of SUV that had been submurged by Sandy's storm surge

U.S. flag torn to tatters by Hurricane Sandy

Plaza in Lower Manhattan underwater

Residents of Lower Manhattan survey the damage caused by Sandy

Pumping out a basement in Lower Manhattan in the wake of Hurricane Sandy
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Hundreds of thousands of spectators lined Fifth Avenue Sunday, October 14, 2012, for the 49th annual Hispanic Day Parade. Organizers estimate more than 10,000 people took part in the parade, which featured the music and costumes of various Spanish-speaking countries. NYC Photo News covered the action. More photos at www.nycphotonews.com











On October 8, 2012, Fifth Avenue was awash in red, white, and green for the 68th annual Columbus Day Parade. One of the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American culture, an estimated 35,000 marchers and nearly one million spectators lined Fifth Avenue and NYC Photo News was there. Extensive coverage of the 2012 Columbus Day Parade in New York City at www.nycphotonews.com

Spectators line Fifth Avenue for the New York City Columbus Day Parade

Spectator with map of Italy painted on her face at the 2012 Columbus Day Parade

Mounted NYPD Color Guard at the 2012 Columbus Day Parade

Guest of honor Susan Lucci riding in the 2012 Columbus Day Parade


Cardinal Timothy Dolan watches the 2012 Columbus Day Parade
NY Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly in the 2012 Columbus Day Parade

Governor Andrew Cuomo marching in the 2012 Columbus Day Parade

Italian policemen marching in the 2012 Columbus Day Parade in New York City

The 75th annual Pulaski Day Parade was held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 under rainy skies in midtown Manhattan. The parde made its way up Fifth Avenue as hearty fans cheered the many floats, marching bands, and Polish-American groups. NYC Photo News was there, despite the rain, and photos can be seen at www.nycphotonews.com.