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  • Picture Perfect show opens under the Brooklyn Bridge

    You can see dozens of old shipping containers from the East River under the Brooklyn Bridge. They are full of photographs that commemorate current, past and future events. It’s the 6th year for the free show. You can visit the exhibit inBrooklyn Bridge Park and ask about Phototville. Artists and professional and amateur photographers are featured in the show. It was curated by several groups and industry representatives and submissions were reviewed. Pictures from rolls of film also are being […]

  • Sightings of red-tailed hawks increasing around NYC

    NEW YORK — New York City is becoming an even more popular destination for red-tailed hawks. Bird watchers report the number of nests has apparently doubled in the last six years. Central Park has always been a popular location. The birds have also been spotted lately at Tompkins Square Park on the Lower East Side. An available food source is helping the hawks thrive. The 117th Annual New York City Audubon bird count is happening on December 17th. You can […]

  • Family-owned diners are disappearing from NYC

    You can have all kinds of eggs and breakfast anytime. Dozens of deserts tempt you at the door. Get a gyro or some spaghetti or order the cheeseburger deluxe platter. But diners are disappearing around the boroughs of New York City. “You have to be a weight-lifter to get the menu,” says Archie, a regular customer at Townhouse Diner on Second Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets in Manhattan. The NYC Health Department currently reports that 378 places identify as a […]

  • MTA to use new technology to keep New York City up to date

    NEW YORK (PIX11)– Transit and tech leaders want to reward mobile app developers with $50,000 for making the MTA system useful for everyone, including those who can’t see and other disabled riders. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and AT&T Wednesday launched the third annual App Quest, which promises a total of $50,000 in prize money supplied by AT&T, for developers of transportation-related apps in various categories. This year, organizers are urging developers to focus their efforts on disabled riders, including by […]

  • Commuters Return To Mass Transit After Three Day Strike

    Signal problems and electrical issues stop NYC neighbors in their tracks

    A short circuit along East 149th Street and 3rd Avenue in the Bronx stopped the subway and some businesses in the area. Con Edison, which provides electrical service to the area and the transit system, is reviewing the problem.

  • ‘Time is very short’: Talks to avert LIRR strike resume at Cuomo’s office

    NEW YORK (PIX11) – As the clock ticks down toward a potentially crippling Long Island Rail Road strike, MTA and union leaders returned to the bargaining table Thursday. Both sides will resume their negotiations at 10 a.m. at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office, a scene change that could signal possible movement to avert a work stoppage. “Late (Wednesday), when the conversations had not been fruitful, I began participating in them directly,” Cuomo said in a statement Thursday. “Those conversations proceeded […]

  • LIRR Train

    Negotiators return Thursday for more face-to-face LIRR contract talks

    A new LIRR contract could be in the works as both sides break until Thursday morning. On Wednesday morning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo described his outlook as “cautiously optimistic.” After more than 5 hours of negotiations inside the midtown law offices of the MTA’s outside counsel, leaders from both sides emerged with an optimistic tone. Nick Powell with “City & State” spoke to PIX11’s Greg Mocker during the newscast. Although they have not agreed on terms and would not comment […]

  • Congress to LIRR unions, MTA: Don’t count on us

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (PIX11) — Don’t count on Congress. That’s the message from Capitol Hill Wednesday night after a day of meetings about LIRR contact negotiations between the MTA Chairman and some elected representatives. Some members of New York’s Congressional delegation have asked the MTA and LIRR union coalition to go back to the negotiating table with counter offers. Both sides have agreed. They will meet on Thursday in Manhattan. The elected representatives, led by Representative Charles Rangel (D-Manhattan), say this […]

  • MTA turns to Congress as LIRR strike looms

    NEW YORK (PIX11) – The MTA is seeking help from Congress as a Long Island Rail Road strike looms. MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast sent a letter to Congress Tuesday, asking if they would intervene in the labor dispute with the LIRR unions, according to a press release. “I am writing to you to seek clarification on what role Congress intends to play in the event that 5,400 employees of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) walk off the […]

  • Fireworks Light Up Skies Over NYC On Fourth Of July

    NYC street closures and travel restrictions for July 4 fireworks show

    NEW YORK CITY (PIX11) – Fireworks over the East River are set to light up the sky between 9:20 and 9:50 p.m. Friday evening. Weather delays are not expected. How to get to the best spots in the city to watch the fireworks Visitors and commuters are urged to use public transportation. Closures begin around 3 p.m. and in some cases along the FDR they last until Saturday morning. Planned restrictions: Both directions of the FDR will close from Houston […]