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  • Model and cancer ‘thriver’ Elly Mayday teams up with local filmmaker to make movie about ovarian cancer

    NEW YORK, NY- “I don’t call myself a cancer survivor, I call myself a cancer thriver” Elly Mayday made a choice: to be a voice, not a victim. “I think it’s necessary to show the good and the bad in life,” she explained. She’s a model and public speaker with hundreds of thousands of social media followers, embracing and encouraging her message. “I think being strong, and being powerful and not giving a sh** about what other people think about you is […]

  • It’s a G Thing: Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band gears up for Pride Month

    LOWER MANHATTAN, New York- They play they dance, and they march to the beat of their own drum. “We say that we’re the sound of love and joy,” Leslie Becker, captain of the drumline, smiled. The Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band is gearing up for Pride Month, which means practicing every week in Foley Square. “To be able to celebrate our community, it’s really a month where we can be welcomed and out,” Christine Lee, a clarinet player, said. An energy […]

  • ‘Bandstand’ director/choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, teaches his award-winning dance moves, talks Tonys and ‘Dirty Dancing’

    Two-time Tony Award winner, Andy Blankenbuehler, stopped by the PIX11 Morning News to gives our anchors some dance lessons! He also spoke about his incredible Broadway career, his newest musical Bandstand and his upcoming TV remake of “Dirty Dancing.”  

  • NYU lecturer, Allan Goldstein, draws from personal connection to break down barriers through disabilities course

    BROOKLYN, New York- “What the typical students get is that we’re all people first, that we all want the same thing which is work and love,” Allan Goldstein said. There’s no message more important than this for Allan Goldstein, a senior lecturer at NYU. “We’re breaking down barriers,” he said.  He invites people with disabilities from ADAPT Community Network into the classroom to work closely with students on digital video projects. “At the beginning of this I considered myself a pretty good ally of people […]

  • Bette Midler and Ben Platt win big at 83rd Annual Drama League Awards

    MIDTOWN, New York– The Drama League announced today the winners at the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony:  Outstanding Production of a Musical, Dear Evan Hansen; Outstanding Production of a Play, Oslo;  Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Hello, Dolly!;  Outstanding Revival of a Play, Jitney; and Distinguished Performance Award, Ben Platt, becoming the youngest actor to have won the coveted award, at a star-studded luncheon ceremony hosted Broadway husband-and-wife royalty — 6-time Tony® Award winner Audra McDonald and Tony® Award nominee Will […]

  • It’s a G Thing: Accomplished playwright and screenwriter, Sherman Yellen, details a lifetime of New York memories in new book

      UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan- “Everybody in this world has an interesting story, sometimes they make it boring  because they don’t know how tell it but everyone is interesting,” Sherman Yellen laughed. If ever there was an optimist, Sherman Yellen is it. “It’s amazing if you leave yourself open to life, just don’t be afraid,” he said.  The New York native is an accomplished playwright, screenwriter and author. “From the very beginning. I was a reader,” he remembered. “I was a guy who […]

  • It’s a G Thing: Robofun teaches kids to explore curiosity, build robots and code video games

    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan- Creativity meets construction and code at Robofun! “I like the stuff that we do here and I’m really good at it because I’ve been here like 50 times,” Harry, one of the students, smiled. “[This is fun] because you get to build legos and you don’t normally get to that in class,” Gabrielle added. Learning with LEGOs is giving these little ones a leg up and a lifetime of lessons. The tech program, which has reached more than 10,000 […]

  • Harlem-based CEO creates technology to bring renewable energy to communities around the world

    HARLEM, Manhattan- “Boxing is very much like business,” Jessica O. Matthews said. “You not only think about what your next move will be, you also realize that for every action, there’s a reaction.” There’s a fight inside Jessica O. Matthews, a powerful one that started at the age of 19. “I’ve always wanted to make things, I’ve always tinkered and I’ve always wanted to be an inventor that I can tell you for sure,” she said.  Now 29, she’s the CEO of […]

  • NY-based tech startup brings free computer science classes to underserved schools

    LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens — “I feel like I’m creating something,” Samuel Bruno smiled. “There’s a lot of complex tedious work that goes into this.” Learning how to code has been a lifeline for 17-year-old Samuel Bruno. “This class was like a turning point in my life,” he said. “It guided me out of the little maze that I made for myself.” He’s a senior at the Informational Technology High School in Queens and he’s hoping to make his parents proud. “They never went […]

  • Jodi Guber Brufsky turned self doubt into athleisure company that promotes self love

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — “I really wanted to build a brand that embodied body positivity and self love, really loving yourself as you are today!” It’s a simple, straightforward mission Jodi Guber Brufsky pushes with a passion. “I hear nine and ten year olds talking about losing weight and it breaks my heart,” she said. She’s the co-founder of Beyond Yoga, an athleisure brand that sells clothing for women of all shapes and sizes. “There’s definitely companies that have similar products but I […]