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2017 in review

We started the year swearing in a new president and ended it with major shifts in both the U.S. tax system and local politics. Violence by members of the MS-13 gang left Long Island families brokenhearted while the nation suffered its deadliest mass shooting in modern history. Billy Joel welcomed concertgoers to the revamped Nassau Coliseum and we said goodbye to celebrities like Tom Petty. Explore the memorable moments of 2017 here.

Long Island's top 25 stories

Top news stories

Long Island's top 25 stories

Historic political elections and political corruption charges. The opening of a casino and the grand reopening of the Nassau Coliseum. Those were just some of the local stories that defined 2017.

Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Top LI pictures of 2017

Photos for posterity

Top LI pictures of 2017

Friends and family say goodbye to loved ones lost to violence. A set of triplets undergo a historic surgery to correct a rare skull condition. See the stunning and emotional images taken on LI this year.

Steve Pfost

Relive 2017 in under 7 minutes

Video Year in Review

Relive 2017 in under 7 minutes

Watch the memorable moments and stories Newsday captured on video this year.

Newsday's notable covers of 2017

Front and center

Newsday's notable covers of 2017

See a collection of the most notable Newsday covers of the year.

How Newsday covered 2017

Special edition

How Newsday covered 2017

See some of the biggest local, national and international stories of the year.

Newsday

Stories that were 'so Long Island'

Local flavor

Stories that were 'so Long Island'

From a fake road sign telling drivers to speed up to a traveler's viral response to an empty LIRR car, these stories will have you shaking your head and muttering, 'That's so Long Island.'

Facebook / Lenny Sinacore

LI kids who found fame in 2017

Local prodigies

LI kids who found fame in 2017

2017 was a good year to get 15 minutes of fame for these select local kids, including a young voice actor.

Nickelodeon

Women who left a mark

Making headlines

Women who left a mark

These Long Island women and girls made an impact in 2017, including a young author and a groundbreaking athlete.

Newsday / Kimberly Yuen

Everything the board wrote in 2017

Editorials

Everything the board wrote in 2017

This year, the editorial board wrote more than 400 editorials – taking positions on the news, politics and policies that impact Long Islanders.

AP

Top photos around the U.S. and globe

Home and abroad

Top photos around the U.S. and globe

Memorable images from President Trump's inauguration, the Manchester Arena attack, the #MeToo movement and more.

Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Trends, breakouts and more

Best and worst in entertainment

Trends, breakouts and more

See what our critics have to say about surprises and disappointments that made up the year in pop culture.

Invision / Scott Roth

Long Island

Long Islanders we lost in 2017

Notable deaths

Long Islanders we lost in 2017

The matriarch of a Long Island political family, a budding music star and a professor who battled brain cancer are among the Long Islanders we lost this year.

Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Long Islanders who made us proud

Making us proud

Long Islanders who made us proud

Read about the students who helped bring a boy to the United States to receive lifesaving heart surgery and more tales of acts of kindness and amazing feats Long Islanders performed.

Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Sports

2017 notable sports deaths

Passing on

2017 notable sports deaths

We said goodbye to athletes, coaches and personalities.

AP / Chris O'Meara

Top sports photos of 2017

Picks of pics

Top sports photos of 2017

There are plenty of good photos taken each year at sporting events. Here are 37 we found particularly memorable.

AP / Paul Chiasson

Food

Top 100 restaurants

Best places to eat

Top 100 restaurants

Newsday's fifth annual list of Long Island restaurants covers seafood, steakhouses and everything in between.

Daniel Brennan

Biggest Long Island restaurant closures

Most notable closings

Biggest Long Island restaurant closures

This year’s closings included a bar featuring live music and Beatles memorabilia and a landmark waterfront restaurant that went on the market for $975,000.

Newsday / Erica Marcus

Best restaurants for cheap eats

Bargain bites

Best restaurants for cheap eats

2017 proved another good year for diners looking for good food at decent prices.

Daniel Brennan

Best restaurants for fine dining on LI

Winning meals

Best restaurants for fine dining on LI

From the Five Towns out to the North Fork, fine dining proved exceptionally fine in 2017.

Yvonne Albinowski

The Island's best pizza: 10 pies worth the drive

Destination pies

The Island's best pizza: 10 pies worth the drive

This year, the list welcomes three new pizzerias, all of which make pies in the classic Neapolitan tradition.

Yvonne Albinowski

Entertainment

Top 30 albums of 2017, ranked

Best music

Top 30 albums of 2017, ranked

Tumultuous times yield great art. And 2017 proved the rule.

Lava / Republic Records

20 of the best TV shows this year

Best TV shows

20 of the best TV shows this year

Critic Verne Gay ranks television's offerings in 2017 from 20 to No. 1.

HBO

'Baby Driver' to 'Wonder Woman'

Best movies

'Baby Driver' to 'Wonder Woman'

The most memorable movies of 2017 were often the smallest and most personal.

TriStar Pictures / Wilson Webb

Stars who died in 2017

Celebrity deaths

Stars who died in 2017

Remembering the actors, leaders and icons we bid adieu, from Mary Tyler Moore to Chuck Berry.

Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla

They broke up in 2017

Celeb splits

They broke up in 2017

From Chris Pratt and Anna Faris' split, to Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill's breakup.

Getty Images for Maxim / Michael Buckner

Lifestyle

'Manhattan Beach,' 'Grant' and more

Best books

'Manhattan Beach,' 'Grant' and more

Five nonfiction and five fiction books that entertained, educated, surprised, moved or astonished us.

Scribner

Books that deserved more buzz

Overlooked gems

Books that deserved more buzz

Some books go viral, with good reviews, word of mouth and social media making them bestsellers. Other books — truly wonderful books — never get the buzz or the universal acclaim they deserve.

Little, Brown

The best cookbooks of 2017

Cookbooks galore

The best cookbooks of 2017

A great cookbook can keep you happily chained to your kitchen, or transport you to another place and time.

Laura Dart and A.J. Meeker