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  • 153-Lb. stray dog found in Queens needs a new home

    Flushing, QUEENS – There’s a bundle of joy you didn’t know you needed and his name is Kodiak. The huge dog was found wandering the streets of Flushing on Valentine’s Day. A Good Samaritan discovered the dog before he was taken in by The Animal Care Centers of New York City. The organization shared an image of the 153-lb. dog via social media on Friday. They welcome anyone who wants to adopt him to come and meet the dog who […]

  • Rapper ‘Killer Mike’ on buying black and his family history with ‘The Green Book’

    The Golden Globe-winning film “The Green Book” has put a national spotlight on the real travel guide that’s impacted families for many generations. The original “Green Book” was created by Harlem native and an African-American postal worker, Victor Hugo Green. It served as a manual first published in 1936 to indicate safe havens for African-Americans traveling throughout the deeply segregated South. It included venues such as restaurants, gas stations and hotels where people of color weren’t endangered amid the Jim Crow […]

  • ‘Simpsons’ fan Mayor de Blasio set to make cameo on the sitcom

    New Yorkers will recognize a familiar face on a new episode of “The Simpsons.” Mayor Bill de Blasio will make a special appearance in an upcoming episode. The New York City Mayor’s Office shared the exciting news in a press release on Friday. The episode titled “Mad About the Toy” is the sitcom’s 11th episode in the 30th season. It will kick off the first episode of 2019. It’s been three decades since “The Simpsons” first aired with hundreds of […]

  • ‘You’ve Got Mail’ turns 20: Tour the Upper West Side filming locations of iconic movie

    It’s been two decades since one of the most iconic rom-coms “You’ve Got Mail” first hit theaters. The classic film shot on the Upper West Side was released on Dec. 18, 1998. The Nora Ephron-directed movie tells the love story of two booksellers —  Kathleen Kelly, played by Meg Ryan, and Joe Fox, played by Tom Hanks. The duo meet on an AOL chat room before building a friendship that later blossoms into a relationship. To commemorate the movie’s 20th […]

  • Brooklyn-born actress Lauren Vélez on similarities between her ‘Spider-Verse’ character

    The latest Marvel superhero film is highlighting diversity in a very special way. “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” tells the story of a Brooklyn teenager, Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), who develops some incredible superpowers. The Afro-Latino character must use his new skills and unite with other superheroes to help save the universe. Actress Lauren Vélez takes on the role as Miles’ mother, Rio. She calls the storyline both “moving” and “empowering.” She told PIX11 that the animated movie allows “all […]

  • ‘Supergirl’ star Mehcad Brooks on the cast’s epic group text and working with Tyler Perry

    All-around star is the best way to describe Mehcad Brooks. The “Supergirl” actor opened up about his enthusiasm for the show’s new season. “It’s the most excited I’ve been about any season on television…because we have new showrunners that are open to hearing your voice,” Brooks told PIX11. He describes the cast as a “family” and revealed how the team regularly share jokes through their group text. The 38-year-old also stars in Tyler Perry’s new film “Nobody’s Fool” alongside Omari […]

  • Top Lyft destinations of 2018 for New Yorkers

    Ever wonder where New Yorkers are catching rides to? With thousands fleeing the subway for ride-hailing apps, Lyft is highlighting the most popular destinations across the city. From the best neighborhood bars to popular fitness studios, the fourth annual Lyftie Awards recognizes the hottest spots across the Big Apple. Lyft released its full list this week across 45 markets. For New Jersey, the state’s top brunch spot is The Cheesecake Factory and the most visited late-night neighborhood is Atlantic City. […]

  • Dance icon Debbie Allen recalls ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ castmate singing ‘Fame’ on set

    Debbie Allen’s legacy will definitely be much more than dance. The iconic choreographer, actress, producer and director rose to fame in the 1980s with the film and television series “Fame.” Since then, the Houston native has choreographed numerous Academy Awards and directed show’s such as “A Different World,” “Girlfriends” and “Scandal.” She’s showcasing her talents as a director, executive producer and actress for ABC’s hit medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” The 68-year-old tells PIX11 about her fellow co-star Patrick Dempsey singing […]

  • ‘The Wiz’ celebrates 40 years: Diana Ross’ daughter, Rhonda reflects on the film’s iconic NYC venues

    As “The Wiz” celebrates its 40th anniversary this week, the film is easing on down to influencing another generation.  The film adaptation of the groundbreaking musical first hit the big screen on Oct. 24, 1978. The classic represents a staple that defined black culture with a star-studded cast, including Diana Ross as Dorothy, Michael Jackson as the scarecrow and Richard Pryor as The Wiz. It displayed several New York City landmarks in the 1970s, such as the World Trade Center, […]

  • Here’s what animated sitcom New Yorkers can’t stop watching

    Animated sitcoms have dominated TV screens for decades, but where you live can determine what shows you binge. A new study by All Home Connections via AT&T ranked the most popular shows across each state. The research team compared those with the highest search volume through Google Trends data. According to the study, New Yorkers are big fans of “Daria,” the mega-hit spinoff of “Beavis and Butt-Head.” “Daria,” which first aired on MTV in 1997, made history as one of the longest-running […]

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