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Terror, Trump, a Giraffe: A Look Back at the Top 20 Local News Stories of 2017
Dec 18, 2017
Published Dec 18, 2017 at 8:49 AM | Updated at 7:16 PM EST on Dec 18, 2017
2017 rattled nerves across the tri-state. It was a year that opened and closed with massive protests against President Trump and featured the city's deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11. The region was rattled by relentless mass transit problems and overwhelmed by a swelling number of drug overdoses. But the year also saw residents coming together to support hurricane victims and to keep tabs on a beloved New York giraffe as she experienced what would become perhaps the most famous animal pregnancy in history, witnessed by millions across the globe.