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  • Dress donations help girls improve their self-esteem

    The BRONX — It was a shopping spree for some young girls in the South Bronx! Brand new dresses were up for grabs thanks to one man who just wants these girls to “believe in themselves.” The man behind this event, Sam Sisakhti. “I always vowed if I do make it somewhere, I’d love to help people who are forgotten or don’t have the resources.” And that’s what he did. He created “Believe in Yourself.” “We provide never worn dresses […]

  • Celebrities sell cookies for Broadway Bakes fundraiser

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — In the heart of the Broadway District, the line was long at Schmackary’s and it wasn’t just for the sweets. Fans were lining up to see their Broadway favorites who were working the counter for a good cause. Broadway Bakes, raises money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Various Broadway actors work the counter all week. Besides taking selfies and signing autographs, Rebecca Luker, one of Broadway’s signature sopranos was ready to serve her customers! Her partner today? Tony […]

  • Empowering women financially through paid sewing classes

    BROOKLYN — A leader in the swimsuit industry is changing the perception of New York factories and empowering women at the same time. Malia Mills’ swimsuits have adorned thousands of women’s bodies, including gracing a cover of the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. After 25 years, what sets her apart? In addition to the luxurious fabrics, it’s really the bra-sized swimsuit tops, something the company is very passionate about. Malia’s mission has always been to change the swimsuit experience. That’s […]

  • Side by Side: Largest NYC military event celebrating veterans and active duty members

    MIDTOWN — Over Memorial Day weekend, the largest private employer in New York is showed their big heart when it comes to veterans. In a culmination to Fleet Week, Northwell Health took over Rockefeller Center to host the largest military event in New York, Side by Side. The event featured performances by Boyz II Men and Gavin Degraw, included interactive military exhibits, and concluded with a performance by Imagine Dragon at Radio City Music Hall. The goal of the event? […]

  • Makeup artist and beauty entrepreneur honored as unsung breast cancer hero

    MIDTOWN — When you’re diagnosed with a potentially deadly disease and your immediate thought is “what can I do for others?” you’re a standout in the crowd. That’s exactly why beauty entrepreneur Sonia Kashuk is receiving the Unsung Hero award from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Celebrities hit the red carpet to celebrate the impact the Breast Cancer Research Foundation has had on research and treatment for breast cancer over the past 25 years. They were also there to honor […]

  • Back 2 School America helping underprivileged kids get school supplies

    BROOKLYN- School supplies usually come to mind in August and September, but Back 2 School America knows the importance of giving children school supplies all year round. Back 2 School provides school supplies to underprivileged and homeless kids around the country and this week, kits were assembled at the New York Marriott by the Brooklyn Bridge. Back 2 School teamed up with financial service centers of New York to assemble 1,000 kits which, will be sent to the NYC Coalition […]

  • Innovative sleep apnea procedure on Long Island is like a cure

    LONG ISLAND — If snoring is keeping you awake at night, we have hope for you, and for that matter, those sleeping next to you! A group of doctors at Northwell Health in Long Island are changing people’s lives with an innovative procedure. Dr. Anthony La Mastro kept his family awake at night for years with his loud snoring. Besides annoying his family, he was tired due to the lack of sleep. Dr. La Mastro was diagnosed with severe sleep […]

  • Boy fulfilling mission to thank every police officer in the nation

    BRONX — One 11-year-old boy already has a life mission; To thank every police officer in the United States. PIX11 caught up with him at the 47th precinct in the Bronx. Tyler, who is from Florida, has been traveling around the country, brining donuts to officers to thank them for their service. The mission started two years ago. “I went into the store with my mom and saw four deputies and asked my mom if I could buy them donuts,” […]

  • Mother and daughter chronicle terminal illness in heartfelt new book ‘The Goodbye Diaries’

    BROOKLYN — It’s a unique story about how a mother and daughter each dealt with a devastating diagnosis. The book, “The Goodbye Diaries,” was released this week and is a tribute to the author’s mother who passed away 17 years ago. She hopes the story inspires other mothers and daughters to connect. Marisa Bardach Ramel was just 17 years old when her mother Sally delivered the news that she had been diagnosed with cancer and might only have two months […]

  • Poketeria’s poke donut is the latest instagrammable food in NYC

    MIDTOWN — Poke is one of the biggest trends in healthy, fast food. Here in New York, one poke spot is standing out amongst the crowd.  Plus, it can now boast to having one of the “most Instagrammable” menu items in the city. While Poketeria’s line can be long for those who enjoy their poke bowls, many are flocking to get a picture of (and eat) their poke donut. Each poke donut is handmade to order and they’re made up […]

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