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Hillary Clinton Book Signing ‘Hard Choices’ at Huntington Book Revue

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
August 26, 2014

Lots of people in Huntington must have been happy it didn’t rain as originally predicted for August 6th, 2014, the day Former Secretary of State HILLARY CLINTON signed copies of her new memoir Hard Choices for 1,200 people at the Book Revue.

Huntington, New York, U.S. - August 6, 2014 - A police officer and police dog are leaving the Book Revue, a few hours before a book signing for H. Clinton's new memoir, Hard Choices, starts at the Book Revue in Huntington, Long Island. A large sign on the book store window says that the Clinton book signing that night is Sold Out. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, Ann-Parry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. – August 6, 2014 – Police officer and K9 officer leave Book Revue before Hillary Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’ book signing, Long Island. (©2014 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Several hours before the 6-8pm Hard Choices book signing, I drove to Huntington with my daughter, who had a ticket and copy of the memoir, and she got on the line, already a few blocks away from the store’s entrance.

Huntington, New York, U.S. - August 6, 2014 - At the entrance to the Book Revue, a teen girl is told water bottles are not allowed at the book signing for H. Clinton's new memoir, Hard Choices, in Huntington, Long Island. (Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. – August 6, 2014 – At Book Revue entrance, security tells teen that water bottles aren’t allowed at Hillary Clinton ‘Hard Choices’ book signing, Long Island. (© 2014 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

I began capturing news photos, including of KENNY MITCHELL of Garden City, who arrived 11:10pm the night before and was first on line; protestors; members of Super PAC Ready for Hillary; extensive security, including county police, federal agents, and K9 officers.

Sue Moller, of Merrick, at book signing for Hillary Rodham Clinton's new memoir, Hard Choices, at Book Revue in Huntington, Long Island. Clinton’s book is about her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State and how they influence her view of the future. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. August 6, 2014. Hillary Clinton shakes hands with visitor at book signing for Clinton’s new memoir, Hard Choices, at Book Revue, Long Island.  (© 2014 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

When it was time to enter the store, Secret Service checked my Nikon D4 and lenses very thoroughly. Finally, the Book Revue’s co-owners, brothers RICHARD KLEIN and ROBERT KLEIN, introduced Hillary Clinton, and she began signing copies of her memoir.

Hillary Clinton at Book Revue:  GALLERY

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Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink, NYC, Nov. 9, 2013

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
November 17, 2013

November 9th, when the Nikon D4 class I took in Manhattan with the Passionate Photographer finished around dinner time, I walked around the block to capture night photos at Bryant Park. Its Winter Village has long been a visual and sentimental favorite of mine.

Manhattan, NY, USA. Nov. 9, 2013. Bryant Park's colorful ice skating rink is filled with people skating and talking with friends. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Manhattan, NY, USA. Nov. 9, 2013. Bryant Park’s colorful ice skating rink is filled with people skating and talking with friends. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

I’ll never forget that night, even if I hadn’t captured hundreds of photos, mainly of the skating rink area and the holiday stores, during my hours there.

For – though I didn’t know it until after I had a late dinner and was back home – about 90 minutes after I left the park, a shooter sprayed bullets in the rink and shot two people.

UPDATE MID-2017:  On what started as a fun, festive night and turned into a tragic one at Bryant Park, a 16-year-old tried to steal a man’s coat and shot him in the arm. One of the shooter’s stray bullets hit a young teen bystander, paralyzing him from the waist down.

Bryant Park Ice Skating:  GALLERY

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