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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • New York’s First Lady, Sandra Lee, brings us into the kitchen where she offers budget-conscious cooking classes

    UPPER WEST SIDE, NY- She doesn’t shy away from anything. Last fall, New York’s First Lady, Sandra Lee, sat down with me to talk candidly following her double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. “Breast cancer is not something you go through alone, I was very lucky I have Andrew,” she said in 2016. Not a day a goes by where she isn’t thankful. “I had a tough couple of years,” she said. “I just had my check up and everything is great.” […]

  • Bronx librarian hopes to change lives and literacy rate by reading to children in shelters

    THE BRONX, NY- Whether he’s reading or singing Colbert Nembhard finds his bliss in books.“It’s something that I enjoy, it’s my passion,” he smiled. Every Wednesday for the last eight years, he strolls into the SCO Family of Services ‘Crotona Inn” shelter for story time. “I need to do this to inspire these kids because of the environment, I don’t know what’s going on at home,” he explained.  He comes stocked with a variety of books, toys and endless energy. “I don’t […]

  • ‘Hamilton’ star, Javier Munoz, inspires children from Rosie’s Theater Kids ahead of annual gala

    HELL’S KITCHEN, New York- Hamilton star, Javier Munoz  stepped out of his mega-role on stage, and into the rehearsal room with a group of talented young artists from Rosie’s Theater Kids. The nonprofit, co-founded by Rosie O’Donnell, provides free, year-round programs for children in under-served communities. It’s a place they can be part of a family and be inspired; kids like Analia. “Rosie’s for me was kind of a safe haven, like a life saver,” Analia said. Munoz and the young performers are practicing for […]

  • ‘Come From Away’ shares story of community and compassion in unique 9/11-related musical

    This is not your usual Broadway musical. “It’s a celebration of compassion and kindness for human beings,” Jenn Collela said. “It celebrates the human condition and what we are capable of in times of crisis.” Come From Away is the story of what happened, following the 9/11 attacks, when America closed its airspace and flights from around the world were diverted to the tiny town of Gander, Newfoundland. All the actors play the real people who came together on the […]

  • Grammy winner, Marc Cohn, and Jackson Browne play Valentine’s Day show at ‘City Winery’

    PIX11 News got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the 5th Annual Very Special Marc Cohn Valentine’s Day Show with special guest Jackson Browne at City Winery. We caught up with The Grammy Award winner and nominee during sound check. After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis”, Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural […]

  • Daniel Reichard prepares for special holiday show at Birdland Jazz Club

    He dazzled us as one on the original Jersey Boys,  a performance that earned Daniel Reichard a Tony nomination, but now he is singing a different kind of tune. “I’m so excited to do my 9th holiday show here in my favorite club to sing in Birdland Jazz Club!” he smiled. We  stopped by rehearsal for a sneak peek and it has a little something for everyone. “We sing Hanukkah songs, it’s very eclectic and inclusive,” he explained. This crooner […]

  • Malcolm J. Merriweather brings modern spin to classical music, gives back to kids in Haiti

    “We are going to be singing from the rafters, from the balcony and from the choir loft surrounding the audience,” Malcolm J. Merriweather described. Malcolm J. Merriweather is the young maestro turning traditional classical music on its ear. “I have been singing since I was a baby, at least that’s what my mom has told m,” he smiled. “I got my first foot in the door through church music, I was a boy chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo, […]

  • Dress for Success is the perfect fit to help women find confidence and independence

    “I found my purpose in life at Dress for Success, being a part of a woman’s transformation,” Joi Gordon said. Dress for Success CEO Joi Gordon has not only helped transform the lives of close to one million women, she’s helped save their lives too. “Outside my balcony, standing on my 3rd floor ledge thinking this is really it for me,” a Dress for Success client remembered. “When the door opened for Dress for Success it was like the entire world […]