| Sep 1, 2011
| 8:32 PM
No sooner does September check in than local stage productions flood in.
The honor of kicking off the 2011-12 season goes to the Costa Mesa Playhouse. This weekend it revives Noel Coward's ghostly comedy "Blithe Spirit." That's the antique chuckler about...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 7:33 AM
The MTA has restored normal subway service to the A, B, C and D trains just in time for the Tuesday morning commute. A massive water main break Monday morning had crippled the transit system in Upper Manhattan and casued flooding on the streets and subway...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 9:19 PM
About a quarter of a century ago, Neil Simon wrote his fictionalized autobiography — and, being Simon, he took three plays to do it. "Biloxi Blues," the second in his "BB trilogy," is the meat in this theatrical sandwich, slipped in neatly between...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Trapped inside with no way to get out. It's how some elderly tenants describe living in an apartment building in Brighton Beach, all because of a faulty elevator and bad ramp.
"I have a wheelchair and I go down sometimes. I then can't get back up. It...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 11:52 AM
New York State Sen. Carl Kruger pleaded guilty Tuesday to four criminal counts an influence peddling case.
Kruger, who broke down in tears during his plea before a Manhattan federal court judge, is accused of unfairly helping a developer, a lobbyist...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:38 PM
The late playwright Horton Foote influenced the choices of both individual artists who stood above the crowd in local theater in 2011.
Foote wrote the play "A Trip to Bountiful," the movie version of which won its star, Geraldine Page, an Oscar in 1985....
| May 19, 2011
| 7:44 PM
BRIGHTON BEACH, NY (PIX11) -- The Brighton Beach Neighborhood Association is recovering from a major flood Tuesday Morning that left their office in shambles and now, one woman says the landlord is to blame.
"It was coming down like a rain storm in my...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:11 AM
Police are searching for a cold-blood killer, after a hot summer day at the beach turned deadly. At least one gunman fired shots into a crowd Thursday evening, leaving a teen girl who appeared to be an innocent bystander dead.
It happened on the Brighton...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 8:39 AM
19-year-old Iloune Driver cried out above the sound of camera shutters and shouting reporters to insist, "It wasn't me. It wasn't me."
But police feel confident it was the East New York teen who opened fire on a crowded Brighton Beach boardwalk last...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 5:58 PM
Mi scusi Italianos... Russkie Idut. Translation: the Brighton Beach Russians are here and the TV network Lifetime is ready to launch a new reality show that threatens to be NYC's version of The Jersey Shore.
The show is called Russian Dolls and it...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:44 PM
He's been called the 'Butcher of Brighton Beach,' 'Mad Maks' and 'The Smirking Slaughterer.' And today Maksim Gelman lived up to all of his notorious nicknames, especially the last one -- smirking and smiling his way through his sentencing, complete...