To mark last night's presidential debate in Hempstead, New York, we asked HuffPost readers throughout New York to send us some pictures of the Empire State.
Below, some pictures of the people of New York State -- the friends, family and townspeople known to our readers. This collection, like all the others, is a work in progress, so keep the photos coming.
You can add your own photos by clicking the green "Add Photos" button, by sending an email to email@example.com, or by tagging your pictures anywhere online with #thisisNY.
Some captions have been edited for length and clarity.