The Week in Pictures for Aug. 5

Here is a slide show of photographs from the past week in New York City and the region. Subjects include foraging in New York City parks, a rare seagull in Coney Island, and a stuntman who wants to walk a tightrope over Niagara Falls.

This weekend on “The New York Times Close Up,” an inside look at the most compelling articles in Sunday’s Times, Sam Roberts will speak with this week’s guests, including Russ Buettner, Fernanda Santos and Eleanor Randolph of The Times. Also appearing, Charles B. Rangel, Danny Meyer and Teddy Bergman. Tune in at 10 p.m. on Saturday or 10 a.m. on Sunday on NY1 News to watch.

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