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Parks Photos of the Year: 2013

October 13


Photo by Daniel Avila

The annual Raptorfest in Prospect Park brought New Yorkers up close and personal with a dozen different birds of prey, including falcons, hawks, eagles, and owls.

October 17


Photo by Daniel Avila

Birds take off over a spit of land in Jamaica Bay.

October 17


Photo by Daniel Avila

A rare view of Coney Island from the water, with the Verrazano Bridge visible in the background.

October 30


Photo by Daniel Avila

By late October, the leaves in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park are midway through changing colors.

October 31


Photo by Malcolm Pinckney

Dusk in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

November 6


Photo by Daniel Avila

Early November is prime fall foliage season in NYC, as you can see in this photo of Staten Island's Clove Lakes Park.

November 6


Photo by Malcolm Pinckney

By early November, Inwood Hill Park is a riot of colors.

November 15


Photo by Malcolm Pinckney

The ice skating rink in McCarren Park opens for the first time, welcoming skaters from across the city.

December 8


Photo by Daniel Avila

An Urban Park Ranger leads a tour of Hunter Island in the Bronx's Pelham Bay Park.

December 10


Photo by Daniel Avila

A lone jogger braves the first snow of the season in Van Cortlandt Park.

December 11


Photo by Daniel Avila

The Christmas tree lighting in Washington Square Park draws spectators and carolers.

December 20


Photo by Malcolm Pinckney

A brand new ice skating rink, the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, opens in Prospect Park.

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