New York Cityhas its five new Instagramambassadors after a weeks-long competition launched by City Hall last month.

Some 4,600 photos were posted to Instagram withthe contest'shashtag #AutumnInNYC.

A panel of judges that included first lady ChrilaneMcCray, former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and a handfulof commissioners handpickedthe winners after deliberating over close to 1,000 sumbitted contest photos last week.

Oneshutterbug from each of the boroughs was selected, each capturing a moment that the judges felt best symbolized fall in the city.


Using the hashtag#AutumnInNYC, pics snappedby thephotographers captured changing leaves, candle-lit pumpkins and at least one cat basking in the weather.

The new Instagram ambassadors serve for a term lasting at least until spring, when the city is expected to launch its second foray into#SignsOfSpringNYC and another batch of seasonal papparazzimay get a shot.


Bronx:Yasmine Awais

Brooklyn: Stephen Trainer

Manhattan:Lauren Smith

Queens:Bhushan Mondkar

Staten Island:Fay Kambos​

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