Allison Kaden, PIX11

Allison Kaden


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Recent articles by Allison:

Medical marijuana home growing to expand in NYS, could save patients thousands

Ready to grow pot on your patio? New Yorkers with medical marijuana cards are only a few months away from being able to cultivate cannabis at home. As New York’s new marijuana laws begin to go into effect, medical card holders will soon have much greater access. MORE: MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IN NY, NJ “It is […] → Read More

NYC teacher vaccine mandate enforcement begins Monday

NEW YORK — Enforcement of New York City’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for teachers and staff begins Monday, along with the possibility that thousands of Department of Education employees could be suspended without pay for failure to get vaccinated. On Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said 90% of all DOE staff had met the city’s requirement […] → Read More

Protesters target Carmine’s on UWS amid new claims in fight over vaccine proof

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — A fight between a Carmine’s restaurant hostess and three women from Texas took a new turn on Monday, as Black Lives Matter protesters showed up outside the restaurant at the start of dinner service. Justin Moore, an attorney for the women accused the hostess of racism and lying to police […] → Read More

NYPD Officer Moira Smith remembered 20 years later by the men whose lives she saved on 9/11

Police officer Moira Smith was the only female NYPD officer to die on Sept. 11, 2001. → Read More

Biden approves major disaster declaration for storm-ravaged NY, NJ

NEW JERSEY — A major disaster declaration has been approved for the state of New Jersey and New York days after Ida brought terrifying flooding to the tri-state area. President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in the Garden State and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in […] → Read More

Video: Officers plunge into floodwaters inside Queens apartment where family drowned

WOODSIDE, Queens — The NYPD released video of officers inside a Queens apartment trying to gain access into the basement during the storm where a family was later found dead. Authorities had received an unconfirmed report of people in a flooded basement at a Woodside home late Wednesday. Officers had responded to the building near […] → Read More

Police identify NYC toddler, parents killed in Ida flood

NEW YORK (PIX11) — A Queens toddler and his parents have been identified after the family was killed by flooding in their basement unit Wednesday night. According to police, 2-year-old Lobsang Ang, along with his mother, Mingma Sherpa, 48, and father, Ang Lama, 50, were found dead in their Woodside home late Wednesday. When the […] → Read More

Video shows water pouring into Manhattan subway station

Water gushed into a Manhattan subway station as commuters waited for a train with rain from Ida pounding New York. → Read More

New Yorkers react to Gov. Cuomo’s resignation

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo abruptly resigned on Tuesday after nearly a dozen accusations of sexual harassment. PIX11 News spoke to New Yorkers as well as representatives for women’s advocacy groups an Gloria Allred, who is representing the state trooper who accuses Cuomo of harassing her on the job. They spoke about […] → Read More

Cuomo’s handling of COVID in nursing homes will be part of impeachment probe

BROOKLYN — As the New York State Assembly moved ahead with its impeachment probe Monday, the focus was primarily on allegations of sexual harassment against Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But a Brooklyn family has continued to press for answers about Cuomo’s role in nursing home COVID-19 deaths at the start of the pandemic — another piece […] → Read More

NYC, state, federal gov’t employees will need to get COVID-19 vaccine or face weekly testing

NEW YORK — As the threat of the Delta variant of COVID-19 grows, local and federal officials have urged people to not only get vaccinated but wear masks again in some circumstances. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continued to urge New Yorkers to get vaccinated. Beginning Friday, anyone getting a COVID-19 vaccine at […] → Read More

Mayors of NJ’s biggest cities demand changes to bail reform law

NEWARK — The mayors of some of New Jersey’s biggest cities joined together Tuesday and demanded a change to the state’s bail reform law. The city leaders said due to rising gun violence, people accused of gun crimes should not be able to just walk out of the courtroom. “We support bail reform,” Newark Mayor […] → Read More

Pride Month kicks off in NYC, but ‘full-fledged march will not be possible,’ organizer says

WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan — Rainbow flags once again lined Christopher Park, the home of the Stonewall National Monument in Manhattan, as Pride Month began on Tuesday. Volunteers spent several hours attaching the flags to the iron fence in the West Village. “It’s a labor of love for the community,” New Yorker Christopher Hardwick said. Steven […] → Read More

Group aims to educate New Yorkers about the city’s role in slavery

BROOKLYN — Nostrand, Stuyvesant and Bergen are well known Brooklyn streets. Lefferts and Boerum are included in neighborhood names And they are the names of famous New Yorkers. They were also slave holders or part of the slave trade. “These are streets that are not only main thoroughfares in Brookyln, but they also run through […] → Read More

For Mother’s Day, some moms want a Marshall Plan for motherhood

NEW YORK — Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9. Women across the Tri-State will wake up to breakfast in bed, hand-drawn cards and maybe even a bouquet of flowers. But there is a Mother’s Day movement this year and it wants society to recognize moms all year long. “I did get maternity leave but because […] → Read More

Gov Ball 2021: Are NYers ready for the return of live music festivals?

A New York City music festival that normally draws more than 100,000 people started ticket sales Tuesday for its September 2021 event. Governors Ball announced its line up and is scheduled to be at Citi Field from Sept. 24 to 26. In years past the multiday music festival was in June on Randall’s Island. It was […] → Read More

NYPD robotic dog prompts New York Rep. Torres to draft legislation

THE BRONX — The NYPD’s recent use of a robotic dog has prompted elected officials to criticize the police department’s surveillance equipment, while police maintained the department has done nothing wrong. “The time has come for the federal government to step in,” Rep. Ritchie Torres, a Democrat, said Saturday. The representative from the Bronx announced […] → Read More

Immersive Van Gogh exhibit comes to NYC

NEW YORK — Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings are coming to New York City as an immersive art exhibit. Visitors will be swathed in color, light, and music as part of “Immersive Van Gogh” beginning June 10. “It’s a concept where the public walks through the space and the art happens in 360 degrees around them. […] → Read More

COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act could get Congressional vote this week

As hate crimes against Asian Americans continued to spike, federal legislation addressing it is moving through Congress this week. “It is not an exaggeration to say, ‘I am terrified,’ and I’ve been very, very cautious about when I go out,” Jo-Ann Yoo of the Asian American Federation said. ‘Go back to your country’: The long […] → Read More

Activists, local leaders throw support behind AG James’ efforts to fight NRA

NEW YORK — Support for gun control has continued to grow in New York as more and more lives are lost. Activists and local leaders vocalized their support for New York Attorney Letitia James Friday as she continued her work to dismantle the National Rifle Association. “I’ve lost several people from gun violence,” Nicole Myers […] → Read More