Mark Sundstrom is a digital producer at PIX11 News. Previously he worked at Fuse TV, producing and curating digital content across Fuse’s website and social media platforms. Mark has also written and reported for outlets such as PopCrush, Vibe Magazine and more.
Mark has lived in New York City for more than 15 years and is originally from Worcester, Massachusetts. Mark graduated from Manhattan College in the Bronx, where he studied journalism. He loves music and considers himself a pop culture connoisseur.
BAYSIDE, Queens — A prop was mistaken for a dead baby Tuesday morning, prompting a police investigation near a Queens park, NYPD officials said. Fire, EMS and police units responded around 7:45 a.m. after a call reported a deceased baby in the grass by Bayside’s Crocheron Park, near 215th Street and 35th Avenue, the FDNY said. Once they arrived, they found what “appeared to be a baby with discoloration consistent with signs of prolonged death, but thankfully, it was actually […]
CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — At least two people were injured, one seriously, after a large fire erupted in a Brooklyn high-rise apartment building early Tuesday morning, authorities said. The call came in just before 4:30 a.m. for a fire at 444 Neptune Ave. in Coney Island, with the blaze located on the fourth floor of a 23-story apartment building, the FDNY said. One of those injured is a man who suffered burns and is being treated at a nearby hospital, […]
MIDTOWN — Times Square was shut down early Tuesday morning, according to police, as crews installed a high-wire for an upcoming televised stunt by acrobat and daredevil Nik Wallenda. PIX11 was on the scene as workers used tall cranes to hang the wire high above Manhattan’s iconic intersection. Nik and his sister Lijana, of the famous Flying Wallendas family, will reportedly attempt the death-defying 1,300-foot walk, 25 stories above Times Square, in a live television event on ABC on June […]
CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — Two firefighters were injured while working to put out a three-alarm fire in Brooklyn early Monday, the FDNY said. The initial call for the fire came in just after midnight Monday, with the blaze originating at 2828 West 19th St. in Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn, fire officials said. The fire, which grew to a three-alarm blaze, spread to two adjacent apartment buildings located at 2826 and 2830 West 19th St. Firefighters had the flames under […]
WOODSTOCK, the Bronx — Police say they’re looking for the driver of an SUV that hit and killed a man in the Bronx before fleeing the scene early Sunday morning. After responding to a call of a pedestrian struck Sunday around 6 a.m., officers discovered a man with serious injuries lying on the pavement by 581 Austin Pl., near Bruckner Boulevard, in the Woodstock section of the Bronx, police said. EMS responded and transported Christopher Nieves, 37, to Lincoln Medical […]
MIDWOOD, Brooklyn — A man who had an apparent grudge against a rabbi has been arrested an charged in connection with the four-alarm blaze that tore through his Brooklyn home and two others early Thursday morning, injuring 13 people, including a baby who is in critical condition. Police said Sunday that 41-year-old Matthew Karelefsky of McKeesport, Pennsylvania is expected to be charged with one count of arson and two counts of attempted murder in connection with the massive fire. According […]
PATCHOGUE, L.I. — Detectives from the Suffolk County homicide squad are investigating after a man was found dead by the side of the road Saturday night on Long Island, officials said Sunday. According to police, a person driving down Rider Avenue, near Edwards Street, in Patchogue around 10:20 p.m. Saturday observed a man’s body with extensive head injuries and called authorities. Clarence Wyche, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the office of the Suffolk […]
NEW YORK — Police say they’re looking for a man who has allegedly entered into Manhattan construction sites on at least two occasions and stolen power tools. The first incident occurred on Friday, May 10 when the unidentified man climbed scaffolding to enter a work site at 282 West 4th St. around 2 a.m., and proceeded to steal assorted power tools before fleeing the Greenwich Village building, police said. The second burglary was in the Lower East Side on Tuesday, […]
MIDWOOD, Brooklyn — A massive four-alarm fire torched three Brooklyn homes and sent 12 people to the hospital early Thursday, including a baby, fire officials said. The call for the Midwood fire came in just after 4 a.m. with units arriving in under five minutes, Chief of Fire Operations Thomas Richardson said during a news conference Thursday morning. Fire officials do not know how the fire started, and fire marshals remained on the scene investigating Thursday morning. Surveillance footage obtained […]
MOUNT SINAI, Long Island — A man was arrested Wednesday after he pointed a laser at an Army helicopter flying over Long Island, Suffolk County Police said. The town of Islip notified 911 Wednesday night that a laser had been directed at an Army National Guard helicopter about 10 miles northeast of MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma about 9:45 p.m., authorities said. A Police Aviation Section helicopter responded to the area and determined the exact address the laser had originated from, […]