Heat safety: Stories meant to help protect New York’s Very Own

Greg Mocker joined PIX11 in April 2010 and he has been on the trail of something different ever since.

He was awarded the NY Emmy for best transportation reporter in 2017.

He began his journalism career in 1995 as a Reporter/ Bureau Chief at KTEN in Ardmore, OK. He moved to WJBF in Augusta, GA and then in 1999 to KOB in Albuquerque, NM. At both stations he served as a Reporter/Anchor and covered City Hall and neighborhood issues. He worked at KPHO in Phoenix, AZ until 2007.

In 2008 Mocker moved to New York to produce and create video content for TurnHere and StudioNow.

At PIX11, Mocker has focused on the MTA and city agencies. He has been accused of being “overly dogged.” He is best known for removing a television from the lake at Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

Mocker graduated from Ohio University bachelor’s degree in Journalism. He lives in Queens.

Recent Articles
  • NYC Mayor declares state of local emergency in advance of heat wave

    MANHATTAN — Things are heating up in the city beginning Friday at 9 a.m. Mayor de Blasio has issued a state if local emergency. It directs office buildings larger than 100 feet to set thermostats at 78 degrees. It does not apply to residential area last or first floor retail spaces. City buildings have adjusted their thermometers. It’s designed to help reduce the strain on the electric grid. Utility crews have warned of possible issues and ConEd has dealt with […]

  • Excessive heat warning goes into effect Friday at noon as temps set to feel like 110 this weekend

    NEW YORK — The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the tri-state area as a dangerous and potentially deadly heat wave is expected this weekend. The warning is in effect from Friday at noon until 8 p.m. Sunday. Temperatures are expected to feel around 105 degrees on Friday and 110 degrees on Saturday. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at-risk people who cannot stay cool. The excessive heat may quickly cause heat stress or […]

  • Harlem community garden

    New community garden flourishes on West 127th Street in Harlem

    HARLEM — Vacant lots and abandoned properties cause problems in neighborhoods. Some neighbors and a non-profit group are changing the landscape of some locations in Harlem. Harlem Grown has opened its 12th location along 127th Street between Lenox and 5th Avenues. Tony Hillery founded the non-profit organization nine years ago and it has been working to build connections with schools and neighbors in Harlem through community gardens. Local elected officials attended the grand opening of Harlem Grown’s Juice Generation Impact […]

  • L train Williamsburg to Broadway Junction

    Service changes along the L line for the rest of July

    Three months into the major project along the L train, changes are being announced for the service plan overnight and on the weekends along a section of track. Weekday L train service from 5 a.m. until 8 p.m. has continued and will continue during this phase. For the rest of the July, there will be no L train in Brooklyn between Lorimer Street and Broadway Junction during the overnights or on the weekends. The train will run in two sections […]

  • First protected bike lanes are installed in Jersey City

    The green paint and road markers are a sign that protected bike lanes have arrived in Jersey City. This week, crews will complete installation on the protected lanes along Montgomery Street’s eastern section. Part of Grove Street also has the new lanes. 9 miles of protected lanes will be installed by the end of the summer along portions of main streets. As the project expands into more residential areas, public discussions will be held. Read about future plans and its […]

  • flood project east river parks

    Big flood project along the East River will involve changes to neighborhood parks

    Protecting the city from coastal flooding will involve changes to parks on the Lower East Side. The major project will raise the ground level of East River Park which runs along the FDR. It could be closed for more than three years when the project begins in 2020 or 2021. Neighbors are asking the city to enhance other recreational areas in the vicinity. One of the possibilities has included replacing with turf a section of several other parks, including at […]

  • Express F train service coming to Brooklyn

    BROOKLYN — Travel on the F line in Brooklyn will be a faster trip for some riders soon while others will have to wait for the next train. MTA NYC Transit has announced limited peak express service for a section of the F line to begin in September. The section is between Church Ave and Jay Street/Metrotech. The change comes after years of review and conversations with elected leaders and riders. It will be two trains between 7 and 7:30 […]

  • Belvedere Castle reopens Friday after $12 million, 15-month restoration project

    MANHATTAN — Belvedere Castle is welcoming visitors again. The historic structure, which was part of the park’s original design in the 1870s, was repaired and restored by the Central Park Conservancy. The 15-month long project included the installation of new windows and pavers. Extensive interior and exterior stonework was completed. A new geo-thermal system will heat and cool the castle. The castle opens Friday morning at 9 a.m.

  • MTA service changes for Pride weekend

    NEW YORK — Pride weekend is almost here and it’s expected to draw in large crowds. With so many people making their way into the city this weekend, you will notice some slight changes to the MTA schedule. Here’s what you need to know before you take the train this weekend: The L train will be on a normal schedule running every four minutes Saturday and Sunday in both directions while the big tunnel project work will be suspended to […]

  • New projects for old railroad tracks in Queens are on hold

    QUEENS — Train tracks usually connect the city, but an old line in queens has been overgrown and abandoned for four decades, all the way from Forest Hills to the Rockaways. Could it help with congestion problems? The MTA says it is still working to finalize the study with stakeholders . But the results, expected last year, have not been announced yet. Those who support reactivating the old Rockaway line want to know this year. Some others see a possible […]

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