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Greg Mocker


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Recent articles by Greg:

NYC sues companies for damage to Queens firehouse

ELMHURST, Queens (PIX11) — Firefighters are a beloved part of the neighborhood and the firehouse represents safety and security. But in Elmhurst, Queens along Grand Avenue, the building that houses the FDNY is showing some wear and tear. Neighbors fear it may have to close. The city says the structure needs to be rebuilt or […] → Read More

Art exhibits showcase new work by students in NYC schools

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) — It’s always a big event for the world premiere of the hottest new art exhibit. The 2022 Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival Visual Arts Exhibition has opened at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The festivals in each borough are sponsored by the New York City Department of Education. Students from pre-K through 12th […] → Read More

Old Idora Park ride celebrates 100 years, now in NY

Jane’s Carousel opened in 2011 at the current location after a two-decade-long restoration by Jane Walentas → Read More

MTA was fixing faulty cameras morning of Brooklyn subway attack

Technicians were working on the faulty security cameras in the train stations the morning a gunman opened fire on the subway in Brooklyn last month, officials said. → Read More

Could a casino come to the South Bronx?

SOUTH BRONX (PIX11) — What are the odds of a Vegas-style casino coming to the South Bronx? New York State Assemblymember Amanda Septimo wants her district and home area considered. “The South Bronx is a place that gets left out of a lot of economic development thinking and a lot of conversation about meaningful economic […] → Read More

‘The best of our city’: Civilians, NYPD honored for response to Brooklyn subway shooting

NEW YORK (PIX11) — By time Brooklyn subway shooting suspect Frank James called an NYPD tipline on himself, it was already too late, Commissioner Keechant Sewell said Wednesday. Mayor Eric Adams added James was “smart” to turn himself in. Adams said the suspect did it not because he was altruistic, but because he realized he […] → Read More

New York restaurants welcome back to-go drinks

NEW YORK (PIX11) — It’s now legal once again to add to-go drinks to a take-out or delivery order. State lawmakers and Gov. Kathy Hochul worked out a deal as part of the budget last week. Angelique Calmet is the manager at Chez Oskar on Malcolm X Boulevard in Bed-Stuy. “I’m ordering a meal and […] → Read More

Uptown Night Market returns to Harlem

HARLEM, Manhattan (PIX11) – Festivals and street fairs are a sign of spring and summer in New York City. Cuisine, culture and community are celebrated at Uptown Night Market. It runs through November on the second Thursday of the month. More than 50 vendors set up on 12th Avenue at West 133rd Street. Thousands of visitors attend […] → Read More

Gas tax break will not impact transit funding

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Drivers are fed up with the cost of filling up. The more than $200 billion state budget will include some temporary savings at the pump. Elected leaders say a portion of the New York State gas taxes will be suspended from June 1 to the end of the year. The estimated […] → Read More

New subway and bus chief introduced in middle of crime spike underground

LOWER MANHATTAN (PIX11) — New York City Transit is the MTA agency that operates subways and buses. Its new president made his first public appearance on Tuesday, in a question and answer session with media. But just as important were questions from subway and bus riders for Richard Davey, the new NYCT president. “Is he […] → Read More

MTA project will shut down R train for months

BAY RIDGE, Brooklyn (PIX11) — The more things change in the transit system, the more they stay the same. Riders can usually be sure of one thing: there’s always work going on. The old saying around Bay Ridge is “the ‘R’ does not stand for reliable.” “When it’s good, it’s good. When it’s bad, it’s […] → Read More

NYPD, MTA update on subway safety plan and crime statistics

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (PIX11) — The number of transit riders keeps going up, and so are some crimes in the system. Mayor Eric Adams and the NYPD have deployed a new approach to handing issues from assaults and robberies to code of conduct violations and the homeless. MTA officials and social service crews have also partnered […] → Read More

Saint Peter’s beats Purdue 67-64 to reach Elite 8

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Daryl Banks III scored the tying and go-ahead baskets that pushed 15th-seeded Saint Peter’s to the brink of the Final Four, the tiny Peacocks thriving off a home-court edge to beat third-seeded Purdue 67-64 on Friday night. The Peacocks (22-11) became the first 15 seed to reach the Elite Eight, adding the […] → Read More

Zoning for permanent outdoor dining in NYC blocked by court

NEW YORK, N.Y. (PIX11) — A New York State Supreme Court judge is halting plans for a zoning change that would pave the way for permanent outdoor dining in New York City. Some neighbors formed a coalition and filed a lawsuit claiming the city didn’t follow the correct steps required by law. After a day-long […] → Read More

More NYC Starbucks employees file for union representation

ASTORIA, Queens (PIX11) — Union representation is one of the hot topics at Starbucks locations around New York City and the country. A Starbucks shop in Queens at Astoria Boulevard and 31st Street is the most recent to file paperwork and send a letter to the corporate office. Seven locations in New York City and Long […] → Read More

New app allows NYC renters to post building conditions, violations

Openigloo allows renters and neighbors to post information about conditions at properties. It also showcases public information, open violations, bedbug complaints and litigation history about addresses from city data sites. → Read More

Harlem Hops gives back to community with scholarships

HARLEM, Manhattan (PIX11) — A Harlem hot spot has a reason to celebrate every day. More News from WRBL Harlem Hops opened four years ago as the neighborhood’s beer hall and it has thrived as a Black-owned business throughout the pandemic. The owners also share their success through scholarships given directly to historically Black colleges […] → Read More

New York City getting back to work in wake of latest COVID-19 surge

CHELSEA, Manhattan (PIX11) — As the weeks pass, more and more people are commuting and heading back to the office. Subway ridership topped more than 3 million swipes across five days last week, and bus ridership is also on the rise. They’re both carrying about 60% of pre-pandemic levels. The numbers have rebounded since the […] → Read More

NYC budget will include dedicated funding for half-price MetroCard program

NEW YORK (PIX11) — For the first time, the city has guaranteed annual funding for Fair Fares. That program offers half-price MetroCards to New York City residents who meet income levels at the federal poverty level. Mayor Eric Adams and City Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams made the announcement Monday. Upcoming city budgets will baseline […] → Read More

Will these pods stop bike theft in New York City? One company hopes so

NEW YORK (PIX11) — New York City’s subway system is seeing a lot of use, but that doesn’t mean commuters don’t want alternatives. Many are turning to bikes, but they’re bumping into a big problem: a lack of parking. One Brooklyn-based company wants to change that. And now, the MTA is on board. Box-like contraptions […] → Read More