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Joe Mauceri is a New Yorker and Emmy-nominated reporter for PIX11 News.

While at News 12 The Bronx and Brooklyn, Joe covered major stories like Hurricane Sandy and the murder of Leiby Kletzky a young Hasidic boy who was kidnapped while walking home from school for the first time.

Joe has received awards from the Associated Press, the Radio and Television News Directors Association, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Joe grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and went to Regis High School before heading north to Syracuse University where he got his degree in Broadcast Journalism.

He started his career at WWAY, an ABC affiliate in Wilmington, N.C. tracking down corrupt politicians and backwards sheriff’s departments.

In his free time Joe enjoys playing sports, working out, and finding the hidden gems of New York.

Don’t hesitate to contact him with a story idea, comment, or concern.

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    The Kosciuszko Bridge will be blown up this summer as new spans open

    NEW YORK — Parts of the overworked Kosciuszko Bridge will be blown up this summer, after a new span opens in the spring. Some 185,000 vehicles cross the rusting 78-year-old bridge every day — but it was built for 10,000. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office confirmed on Wednesday that the old portion of the bridge will be blown up after the new portion opens, though there isn’t a set date yet for when traffic will be able to travel over the new […]

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    New Bed-Stuy bakery honors hip-hop legends with Biggie Smalls, Tupac cookies

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn baker is creating delicious treats featuring the faces of Biggie Smalls, Tupac and Eazy-E. Khayri Ayers opened his new shop CakeBoi on Throop Avenue last week. Ayers told PIX11 News growing up in the same neighborhood as Christopher Wallace — also known as Notorious B.I.G. — inspired him to put his face on the cookie. “Very inspirational for a lot of the youth in the neighborhood,” Ayers said. “He put the city on the map all over […]

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    I Am Brooklyn: Specialty grocery store awarded

    Individual customer service, rare foods, and plenty of samples. It’s been part of the recipe for success at Sahadi’s for almost 70 years. Now the specialty store is being recognized with the James Beard Foundation’s American Classics award. I stopped by the shop to talk with owner Christine Whelan about the family tradition in this segment of I Am Brooklyn.

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New York's City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on a bill that would require most stores to charge five cents per bag in an effort to cut down on plastic waste. New York's sanitation department estimates that every year 10 billion bags are thrown in the trash.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NYC Council plastic bag fee blocked by governor who says it’s ‘deeply flawed’

    ALBANY, N.Y. — The nickel tax has been nixed. Just hours before it was set to take effect, Governor Cuomo signed a bill preventing New York City from charging shoppers 5-cents for paper and plastic bags at stores throughout the five boroughs. Cuomo, a Democrat, called the fee “deeply flawed” because it would allow store owners to keep the profit. Already a new proposal has popped up in it’s place. “Sometimes a five-cent fee is the difference between the person […]

  • UFC 208: Battle in Brooklyn at Barclays Center

    It’s the Battle In Brooklyn. We’re getting you ready for UFC 208 and taking you inside the world of mixed martial arts with none other than ‘The Karate Hottie’ Michelle Waterson. We’ll analyze the main event at Barclays Center as Holly Holm takes on Germaine de Randamie for the new Featherweight title. We’ll look at the evolution of women in UFC with UFC President Dana White. And how does one train to become an MMA fighter? We’ll take you inside […]

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    Protests in Brooklyn, Queens target Trump’s immigration crackdown

    NEW YORK — While President Trump threatens to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities that protect illegal immigrants, several New York neighborhoods are fighting back. More than 500 people packed the Avenue C triangle in Kensington Wednesday night. The group proclaiming Kensington a “Hate Free Zone,” standing up to the orders handed down from Washington. The rally was organized by Desis Rising Up and Moving or DRUM. Home to large Bangladeshi and Mexican immigrant populations, Kensington could be one […]

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    I am Brooklyn: Toy developer overcomes adversity, takes on ‘Shark Tank’ with new creation

    BROOKLYN — Vladislav Smolanskyy is no stranger to adversity — growing up in Ukraine his family moved to the U.S. after his father passed away. Vlad says learning from his dad and moving to Brooklyn helped inspire him to become an entrepreneur. Now he’s taking on one of the largest toy companies in the world and swimming with the sharks. Check out his story in this segment of I Am Brooklyn.

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    Man makes threats to shoot crossing guard, children at Jewish school: NYPD

    EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — The NYPD is searching for a man who allegedly threatened shoot at least two people outside a Jewish elementary school. The incident happened outside the Beth Rivkah School in East Flatbush. Police say the suspect, who is in his 40s, was sitting inside of a gold Cadillac Escalade parked in a crosswalk outside of the school. When a man asked him to move, the suspect allegedly showed the man a gun and made anti-Semitic comments. “I […]

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    I Am Brooklyn: Bay Ridge ice cream parlor serves up sweet treats to loyal customers

    BAY RIDGE, Brooklyn — In this segment of I Am Brooklyn, we visit a 120-year-old ice cream parlor that’s been scooping homemade treats since the beginning. Anopoli Ice Cream Parlor and Family Restaurant has changed owners throughout its history but nearly everything inside has stayed the same. Joe Mauceri met with one of the owners to talk about what makes the shop so special.

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    City Council introduces new set of bills to improve construction site safety

    It’s a question that was echoing from the steps of City Hall Wednesday morning as City Council introduced a new set of bills to improve construction site safety. “How many more must die? How many more must die?” “What other industry, with 30 people over two years that have been allowed to die, and no action be taken?” asked Pat Purcell, Executive Director of the Greater New York Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust. Outside the walls of City Hall construction […]