Aliza Chasan is a digital producer at PIX11 News. She’s an award-winning journalist with a background in crime and local politics coverage.
Aliza has been published in The New York Daily News, Inside Edition, DNAinfo, Daily Voice, City Limits, Voices of New York, The Bensonhurst Bean, Sheepshead Bites, Park Slope Stoop and The Jewish Link of New Jersey.
She earned a master’s degree in journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2015.
GRAMERCY PARK, Manhattan — Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, died Sunday in his Manhattan home, an NYPD spokesperson said. Ocasek was found unconscious and unresponsive in bed at his East 19th Street home around 4 p.m., police said. Emergency medical services pronounced him deceased at the scene. The cause of death is not yet clear, but police said there was no sign of foul play. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. […]
HARLEM, Manhattan — Two men were shot in Harlem on Sunday night, police said. They were hit on West 145th Street near Malcolm X Boulevard just before 7 p.m. One of the men, 43, was shot in the face, officials said. The other man, 37, was shot in the abdomen. Both men were taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said. They are both expected to survive. No arrests have been made. Police described the shooter as a man […]
HOUSTON, TX — Newark’s lead crisis was front-and-center for Sen. Cory Booker during Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate. Candidates were discussing education plans when Booker brought up what Newark’s children are facing: lead in the water. “My kids are not only struggling with racial segregation and housing and the challenges of underfunded schools, but they’re also struggling with environmental injustice,” he said. “If you’ve talked to a parent of a child who’s had permanent brain damage because of lead, you’ll […]
WAKEFIELD, the Bronx — The 49-year-old man who spent days in a Bronx deli basement was bound, slapped with a knife, hit with a gun, beaten and forced to lick the bottom of a shoe during his days of imprisonment, prosecutors said Thursday. The victim, who does have a lengthy criminal record, was near East 234th Street and White Plains Road on Saturday when four people grabbed him and drove him to the deli, police said. He was found there […]
OAKLAND GARDENS, Queens — Alleged MS-13 gang members were indicted Thursday for the 2017 stabbing death of a teen whose body was found in a Queens park. Julio Vasquez, 16, was stabbed more than 20 times in the back and six times in the chest, police sources said at the time. A birdwatcher found his decomposed remains in Alley Pond Park. Melvi Amador-Rios, Josue Leiva and Luis Rivas were hit with an 18-court indictment in federal court in Queens. Charges […]
NEW YORK — New Yorkers in three different boroughs were diagnosed with West Nile virus, officials said Thursday. Two cases are in Queens, one case is in Staten Island and one case is in Brooklyn, a Health Department spokesperson said. West Nile virus can cause severe illness, including meningitis and encephalitis, sometimes resulting in permanent or long-term complications such as muscle weakness, fatigue, confusion and depression. Milder symptoms include include headache, fever, fatigue and rash. “The findings from our mosquito […]
WAKEFIELD, the Bronx — Officers found a kidnapping victim in the basement of a Bronx deli on Wednesday morning after they chased two men into the building, police said. A deli employee gave the cops access to the basement around 2 a.m., officials said. The officers found a 49-year-old man inside. He told them he’d been kept there for three days. The victim, who does have a lengthy criminal record, was near East 234th Street and White Plains Road on […]
MIDWOOD, Brooklyn — A child was killed at a Brooklyn bus stop when a car veered onto the sidewalk and then crashed into scaffolding on Tuesday afternoon, police said. The 10-year-old boy suffered severe trauma to the neck and back after the collision at Ocean Avenue and Avenue L around 2:40 p.m., an NYPD official said. Two others were rushed to a hospital with injuries. The boy, identified by police Wednesday as Enzo Farachio of Brooklyn, was rushed to the […]
THE BRONX — A 48-year-old Rikers Island inmate sexually abused four sleeping inmates early one day and then sexually tried to rape a correction officer later that day, officials said. Antonio Rich was indicted on charges of attempted rape, attempted criminal sexual act, assault, sexual abuse and forcible touching on Tuesday for the Aug. 10 incidents, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said. “The defendant allegedly tried to rape a Correction Officer on Rikers Island, after he allegedly sexually abused four […]
TRIBECA, Manhattan — A man slashed commuters who asked him to stop smoking in a Manhattan subway station on Tuesday afternoon, police said. Two men walked up to the smoker in the Canal Street station around 2:25, an NYPD spokesman said. The smoker attacked and slashed both of the men in the head. None of the slash wounds were life threatening. The slasher was arrested at the scene. Identifying information was not immediately available. The man has not yet been […]