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Magee Hickey


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Past articles by Magee:

Women’s History Bike Tour in NYC: ‘It’s important to recognize these women’

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Only a handful of the 150 statues on public display in New York City are of real women. Slowly that is changing. In honor of Women’s History Month, a group of women went on a bike tour around the city to see some hidden gems that honor women you may not […] → Read More

‘Skill, practice and listen to your coaches’: Soccer greats give advice to budding soccer stars

UNIONDALE, Long Island (PIX11) — Remember when you were young and had dreams of becoming, perhaps, a world-famous soccer star? Hundreds of Long Island children met the stars of their soccer dreams at the Mitchell Athletic Complex. The young soccer players were dancing for joy and screaming with delight at the thought of meeting two-time […] → Read More

Large tree crashed on cars on the Upper West Side

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) — Strong winds may be the culprit, but not necessarily the reason why a large tree fell onto several parked cars on the Upper West Side. The tree, a locust, whose trunk diameter is 17 inches, came crashing down damaging two cars just outside Riverside Park, near 106 Street. No injuries were reported, but Upper West Side passersby were perplexed and saddened. → Read More

Brooklyn’s famous Lenny’s Pizza, featured in ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ closing

BENSONHURST, Brooklyn (PIX11) — Customers lined up for hours on Sunday to get a slice of history. Lenny’s Pizza, a 70-year-old Brooklyn institution, served its last pizza on Sunday. Doors were set to close at 10 p.m. John Travolta made Lenny’s Pizza of Bensonhurst famous in the opening credits of the 1977 movie “Saturday Night […] → Read More

Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. rallied against gun violence

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Dozens of mothers of New York City children impacted by gun violence held a youth and safety summit and family resource fair outside P.S. 154 in Manhattan. “Mayor Adams, we need you to do whatever you can to protect our babies. Listen to the mothers,” said rally organizer Mona Davids. Among other […] → Read More

NJ school superintendent resigns after student, 14, takes own life after bullying

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (PIX11) – The superintendent of the New Jersey school district where a 14-year-old girl took her own life two days after she was beaten by fellow students in a caught-on-video attack has resigned, officials said Saturday. Dr. Triantafillos Parlapanides stepped down amid backlash over how the Central Regional School District Board of Education […] → Read More

1 killed, 3 injured in Bronx shooting: NYPD

TREMONT, the Bronx (PIX11) – A man was killed and three others were injured in a shooting in the Bronx Friday afternoon, police said. The shooting happened near East Tremont and Hughes avenues around 2:30 p.m., according to the NYPD. A dispute that started inside a Popeyes restaurant spilled out onto the street, which led […] → Read More

NYPD officer shot in Brooklyn critical as search for gunman continues

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn (PIX11) — The manhunt continued Monday for the gunman who shot an off-duty police officer in the head in Brooklyn on Saturday. The officer, a five-year veteran of the NYPD, was trying to buy a car when he was shot on the 400 block of Ruby Street, Michael Baldassano, assistant chief with the […] → Read More

Yusef Salaam, member of Exonerated Five, announces candidacy for New York City Council

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five who were formerly known as the Central Park Five, officially announced his candidacy for the New York City Council District 9 seat on Saturday. Salaam spoke one-on-one with PIX11’s Magee Hickey about his campaign, which he said will focus on racial justice, public […] → Read More

Large crowd gathers in NYC to protest Tyre Nichols’ beating death

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC VIOLENCE THAT MAY BE DISTURBING TO VIEWERS. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) — Protesters held signs saying “End police terror” and “Stop the war on Black America” during a rally to denounce the beating death of Tyre Nichols at Washington Square Park on Saturday evening. The large crowd […] → Read More

Mayor Adams wants asylum-seekers at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, critics disagree!

RED HOOK, Brooklyn (PIX11) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams has come up with yet another plan on where to house asylum seekers. And already critics are having a field day saying it will never work. It would only be a temporary solution. Mayor Adams is now proposing to house 1,000 adult male asylum-seekers […] → Read More

Lunar New Year, ‘like Christmas in China but so much longer!’

CHINATOWN, Manhattan (PIX11) — It’s the year of the rabbit! So people across our area are getting a jump on Lunar New Year Celebrations starting this weekend and lasting almost a month. It all culminated with the big blowout 25th Annual Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown. At the Museum of Chinese in America, known […] → Read More

This Choral music rave may be a first

FORT GREENE, Brooklyn (PIX11) — What happens when you mix traditional Choral music with top 100 pop hits and turn it into a dance party? You get an evening called Bigger Than My Song, which certainly is. At first, It sounds like a traditional acappella church choir at first, but then it morphs into something […] → Read More

‘The Music Man’ revival closes on Broadway

MANHATTAN (PIX11) — There’ll be no more trouble in River City after the 3 p.m. Sunday matinee finishes and the 76 trombones will be silenced. After 419 performances, the Broadway revival of “The Music Man,” which is credited with playing a big role in bringing Broadway back after its 18-month pandemic shut down, is coming […] → Read More

Concert celebrates multicultural music at Carnegie Hall

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (PIX11) — How does music bring us together? That was the theme of a very special family concert at Carnegie Hall on Saturday. The Musical Explorers Family Concert was a multicultural celebration of music and togetherness at Zankel Hall. The interactive concert was filled with singing and dancing, celebrating unique musical traditions from […] → Read More

Martin Luther King Jr Day of service tribute in Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (PIX11) — He had a dream. But is that dream being realized? A special Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service tribute in Mount Vernon tackled that question. Mount Vernon residents watched the I have a dream speech that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered to 250,000 people during the March on Washington […] → Read More

New COVID strain infecting New Yorkers: ‘COVID isn’t tired of us’

KIP’S BAY, Manhattan (PIX11) — A new COVID variant is spreading across the Northeast and right now, the epicenter appears to be New York City. Three out of four new COVID cases in the city appear to be the XBB.1.5 Omicron subvariant. And while it is considered extremely contagious, severe infections and deaths from this […] → Read More

Don’t sweat it; still a chance to win $940M Mega Millions

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery players whose numbers didn’t hit or who forgot to even buy a ticket will have another shot at a nearly $1 billion Mega Millions prize when a drawing is held Friday night. The estimated $940 million jackpot has been growing for more than two months and now ranks as […] → Read More

Dancing to fight cancer: ‘I love her so much I just want her to get better!’

LOWER MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) — Dancers as young as 10 years old are participating in Dancing Beyond 2023, celebrating its 10th anniversary as a fundraiser to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society and Dance Against Cancer. These young and talented dancers are part of Kanyok Arts Initiative or KAI, founded by Broadway […] → Read More

Lightscape dazzles visitors at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (PIX11) – Miles and miles away from the crowds and noise at Times Square on New Year’s Eve, there was a very peaceful and calming light show at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Many visitors who attended said the inclement weather made the experience even better. There was an eerie beauty in the […] → Read More