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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.

Recent Articles
  • Man tries to kidnap baby boy in Hempstead, throws him when child’s mom fights back

    HEMPSTEAD, NY — A mom out for a walk with her baby boy fought off a man who tried to take her son in Hempstead, Nassau County police said. The pair were on Fulton Avenue near California Avenue on Tuesday night around 7:15 p.m. when a man jumped in front of the stroller and grabbed the child, officials said. He struggled with the boy’s mom, then threw the child to the pavement and fled on foot. The baby boy suffered scrapes […]

  • Man tries to rape woman on Brooklyn subway, robs her

    CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A man tried to rape a woman on a No. 4 train early Thursday just after she got on the train, police said. The attacker tried to kiss the 27-year-old woman as she boarded at Franklin Avenue around 1:15 a.m., official said. She pushed him away, but he grabbed her. They fought and the woman fell to the floor of the train, police said. She managed to get up, but the man pulled her pants and underwear […]

  • Officer dragged down NJ street by teens accused of Applebees dine and dash: police

    CLIFTON, NJ — A police officer was dragged down a Clifton street Wednesday night by teens who’d just left an Applebees without paying, officials said. The group of two men and two women alleged dine and dashers left an Applebees around 6:30 p.m., police said. An employee managed to stop one of the men in the group. Patrol officers tracked down the two woman in a car nearby, police said. They were confused at first because the woman didn’t completely match […]

  • Police search for pair after man killed by shots to the groin in Brooklyn NYCHA building

    CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN —Police released photos of two men Wednesday wanted in connection to a fatal shooting in a New York City Housing Authority building. Phillip Scarlett, 43, was killed by two shots to the groin in Kingsborough Houses on Sunday, police said. He and a woman were in an apartment when two men knocked on the door around 1:35 p.m. The victim and the men argued, then moved into the hallway, where Scarlett was shot. No arrests have been made. Police have asked for help […]

  • Another MTA bus taken for a joyride

    NEW YORK — An MTA bus was taken for a joyride on Tuesday morning for the third time in a month, police said. The bus was at 165th Street and South Road in Jamaica early Tuesday, but someone took it and drove to Cypress Hills in Brooklyn. It was found at Liberty Avenue and Conduit Boulevard about an hour after the missing bus was reported to police. No arrests have been made, an NYPD spokesman said. The bus was not damaged and […]

  • Hammer attack: 1 killed, 2 injured at Brooklyn buffet

    SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn — One man is dead and two others injured in a Tuesday afternoon hammer attack in Brooklyn, police said. Authorities said 34-year-old Arthur Martunovich walked into the Seaport Buffet on Emmons Avenue near East 21st Street just after 5 p.m. and started striking employees with a hammer. Three victims, a 60 year-old male, a 50 year-old male, and a 34 year-old male were transported to the hospital. The 34 year-old victim, later identified as Fufai Pun, the buffet’s […]

  • Woman dead, teen injured in Queens stabbing

    FRESH MEADOWS, Queens — A woman was killed and a teen was injured in a Queens stabbing on Tuesday afternoon, police said. The 44-year-old woman suffered several wounds to her torso in the attack around 1:30 p.m., officials said. Police at the scene of the 69th Avenue apartment also found an injured 18-year-old girl. She’d suffered slash wounds to her wrist and hands. The teen is now in stable condition at the hospital, but the 44-year-old victim, later identified as Fatima […]

  • Man drags Queens laundromat employee to bathroom, chokes and robs her

    JAMAICA, Queens — A man knocked out a Queens laundromat employee and stole her phone, police said Monday. He walked into Family Laundry on Jamaica Avenue around 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 7 and punched the 50-year-old employee in her face, officials said. The man dragged her to a bathroom and chocked her until she passed out. Then he took her phone from the laundromat counter and left on foot, police said. He headed southbound on 86th Street. The victim was treated at a […]

  • Man killed by 2 shots to the groin in Brooklyn NYCHA building: police sources

    CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN —A 43-year-old man was killed by two shots to the groin in a New York City Housing Authority building on Sunday, police sources said. He and a woman were in a Kingsborough Houses apartment when two men knocked on the door around 1:35 p.m., sources said. The victim and the men argued, then moved into the hallway, where the man was shot. The victim was rushed to the hospital, but he did not survive. No arrests have been […]

  • Cuomo moves to ban plastic bags in New York

    NEW YORK — Plastic bags are on their way out in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a plastic bag ban and a bottle bill expansion for his 2019 Executive Budget. The bottle bill expansion would make most non-alcoholic drink containers eligible for 5-cent redemption. “While the federal government is taking our environmental progress backwards and selling out our communities to polluters and oil companies, in New York we are moving forward with the nation’s strongest environmental policies and doing everything […]