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Year in Pictures: Biggest, newest and a few firsts

At the the Fourth of July fireworks show in Long Island City, wearing Old Glory was an unassaliable fashion statement.
Photo by Julius Constantine Motal

If 2016 was the year Queens was named the No. 1 tourist destination in the U.S. — thanks Lonely Planet guidebooks, wherever your are — then 2017 will likely be remembered as the year real-estate developers discovered the borough is an awful nice place to live.

From a new airport to a thousands of new apartments in Western Queens and Flushing, building projects in the borough seemed to be taking off at a neck-snapping speed this year. Grab a shovel, if you want to fit in in 2018.

Here are TimesLedger’s best photos of the year, starting with a record-breaking snowstorm, through a picture-pefect summer, to a nervous autumn in the wake of the first, unthwarted terrorist attacks in New York City.

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