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Magee Hickey


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Recent articles by Magee:

Powerful storm sweeps through NJ, downs power lines and trees

TOTOWA, NJ (PIX11) — A brief but powerful storm in New Jersey on Sunday night downed power lines and trees as it swept through the state, officials said. In Totowa, one power line was on fire because of the storm. More than 100 homes were without power. A banquet hall was forced to use a […] → Read More

Abortion rights supporters rally across NYC, nation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights supporters demonstrating at hundreds of marches and rallies Saturday expressed their outrage that the Supreme Court will soon scrap the constitutional right to abortion that has endured for nearly a half-century and their fear about what that could mean for women’s reproductive choices. Incensed after a leaked draft opinion suggested the court’s […] → Read More

NYC building workers union reaches tentative agreement to avoid strike

NEW YORK (PIX11) — A tentative deal has been reached to avert a potential strike from more than 30,000 doormen and other building service workers in New York City. The Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations (RAB), which represents building owners, and 32BJ SEIU, the union representing more than 30,000 residential building service workers in […] → Read More

Bronx public school starts fencing program

KINGSBRIDGE HEIGHTS, the Bronx (PIX11) — En garde and touché. With protective body armor and headgear, third, fourth and fifth graders from PS 340 in Kingsbridge Heights are learning a new sport that used to be only for the upper, upper class. This is the first free fencing program in a New York City public […] → Read More

New York City’s toddler mask mandate to remain in place

WINDSOR TERRACE, Brooklyn (PIX11) — This round goes to New York City. After a Staten Island judge struck down the city’s toddler mask mandate, another judge ruled the mandate can stay in effect until an appeal is heard. “You have everything in New York City open and only toddlers have to mask,” said Danyela Egorov, […] → Read More

Chinatown residents upset by proposed homeless shelter in their neighborhood

CHINATOWN, Manhattan (PIX11) — The feeling against a proposed homeless shelter is so strong in Chinatown that the front door of the shuttered hotel where it would be located is plastered with protest flyers and the nearby sidewalks are covered with stenciled posters reading “no shelter.” “We do have our population of homeless people, but […] → Read More

Making music ‘in the face of violence’: Ukrainian music festival fundraiser

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) — Ukrainians are a musical people. They love their folk music as well as their serious, contemporary classical music. A crowd of Ukrainian New Yorkers and those worried about Ukraine attended the Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival and fundraiser on Friday. It is the third annual Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival, but […] → Read More

Manhattan restaurant Russian Samovar to host Ukraine fundraisers

THEATER DISTRICT, Manhattan (PIX11) — They have been boycotted and vandalized. Russian restaurants in New York City are suffering because of Russia President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. But the tide is turning with major fundraisers being held at the Manhattan restaurant Russian Samovar this weekend and next week. A Ukrainian-born violinist plays Ukrainian dances […] → Read More

NYC’s strict COVID mandates end in new push for normalcy

NEW YORK (PIX11) — After two grueling years of dealing with COVID-19 safety measures, New Yorkers on Monday took a major step toward pre-pandemic normalcy. Effective Monday, public school students and staff no longer have to wear masks indoors. It was the first school day that students did not have to wear a facemask in […] → Read More

‘Why not Staten Island?’ LGBTQ groups still banned from St. Patrick’s Day parade

WEST BRIGHTON, Staten Island (PIX11) — Irish eyes were smiling in Staten Island Sunday as thousands celebrated their Irish heritage in the 57th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. But there were also protests and boycotts because gay, lesbian and transgender groups were once again not allowed to participate. For at least 10 years, the Pride […] → Read More

‘Lives saved’: Officials take guns off Manhattan streets

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (PIX11) — A gun buyback program is being called a big success after 49 guns were taken off the streets of Manhattan. The illegal weapons included automatic pistols, high caliber revolvers, a Mac 10 machine gun, rifles and assault weapons. They were all turned in Saturday afternoon anonymously, no questions asked, at […] → Read More

Tale of two NYC restaurants: Ukrainian restaurant seats plenty, Russian one empty

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (PIX11) — It’s a tale of two New York City restaurants. At the Ukrainian restaurant Veselka, business is booming, but at The Russian Tea Room, there are lots of empty tables. “It’s just a name. This is America,” Marianne Barbera, a woman walking by on West 57th Street, told PIX11 News. “I […] → Read More

Vigil for Chinatown stabbing victim Christina Yuna Lee calls for safer streets

CHINATOWN, Manhattan (PIX11) — Chinatown neighbors and members of the community group Safewalks gathered Saturday to remember a vibrant young woman who was killed in her own home two weeks ago. Christina Yuna Lee, 35, was followed into her Chrystie Street apartment building and stabbed to death. Police arrested 25-year-old Assamad Nash on charges of […] → Read More

Anti-war groups protest, tell U.S. not to get involved amid Russian aggression

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Dozens gathered inside Grand Central Terminal on Saturday, hoping to send a message to United States leaders: focus on the country’s own problems and don’t get involved in a war with Russia over Ukraine. “We want to stop and end the senseless ‘you know what’ wars before it starts,” organizer Zool […] → Read More

Love of reading inspired at Valentine’s Day reading event

HARLEM, Manhattan (PIX11) — Love — of reading — was in the air Saturday. One of the biggest Valentine’s gifts you can give a child? The ability to read well. That’s the goal of Literacy, Inc., which hosted a Valentine’s Day read aloud in the Franklin Plaza Community Room in East Harlem. Dozens of children […] → Read More

Harlem gallery celebrates Black History Month

HARLEM, Manhattan — “What’s Your Black?” The Heath Gallery is showcasing many answers in an exhibit in conjunction with Black History Month. As part of “What’s Your Black?” 15 black artists — both established and emerging — displayed 24 pieces of art as part of the project. Curator Fable Jones said the theme developed because […] → Read More

Lack of service leaves some New York City residents out in the cold

While New York City may have gotten off rather lightly in terms of snow accumulations compared to Long Island and New Jersey, everyone was experiencing frigid temperatures. But some were suffering with no heat in their homes. → Read More

Resources for victims of deadly Bronx fire

FORDHAM HEIGHTS, the Bronx — A horrific fire in a Bronx building killed 19 and left many without a home on Sunday. In the wake of the blaze, 21 families were displaced from their homes, according to the Red Cross. Resident Jessica Valdez was close to tears looking at the outpouring of love and support […] → Read More

New York residents — and pets — prepare for cold weather blast

PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn — Get set for another blast of winter. A Norwegian Elkhound named “Pickle Pants” was probably the best suited to the arctic blast of bitterly cold temperatures headed to the tri-state area. PIX11 caught up with the pooch in Prospect Park. “She loves this weather,” her owner, Neah Liu, told PIX11 News. […] → Read More

NY officials plead COVID vaccinations after pediatric hospitalizations jump 700%

Officials are urging parents to get their kids vaccinated after pediatric hospital admissions for children 18 and younger increased from 70 to 571 between Dec. 5 and Jan. 1, per DOH data. → Read More