| Jun 20, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Con Edison is warning Brooklyn customers that, because of problems with electrical equipment, voltage is being reduced by 5 percent in certain neighborhoods.
The neighborhoods affected are: Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Fort...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 7:08 AM
It's decision day for 23 schools in New York City. A panel from the Department of Education will meet Thursday night and decide on the future of the schools; 18 could be closed for good, and five others could lose some of their grades.
The Panel for...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:58 PM
Something new is brewing at coffee shops in Brooklyn, but it's not a cup of Joe for your typical audience.
You've heard about cappuccino, but what about babycinos? Spots that sell the beverage are in Park Slope, Prospect Heights and Fort Greene. PIX11...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:36 PM
“Brooklyn rappers don’t go 'whoop whoop,' they rob.” If there was any doubt about the stickup bona fides of the borough that produced the Notorious B.I.G., the Boot Camp Clique and M.O.P., Mr. MFN eXquire educated the Echo crowd shortly....
| Sep 30, 2010
| 1:01 PM
Officials for the New York City public school system released report cards Thursday, awarding each school a letter grade based largely on how well students performed on state math and English exams.
This year, 25 percent of schools received A's, 35...
| Apr 12, 2010
| 3:02 PM
Business leaders, residents and lawmakers are nearing a compromise to limit the number of noisy helicopters that crowd the skies over New York Harbor.
The city's Economic Development Corporation has confirmed it is crafting an Air Tour Management Plan. A...
| Mar 8, 2010
When it comes to dining like a Gotham insider, you probably know all about food trucks and the secret speakeasies. But what about pop-up restaurants?
Born of the flailing economy, pop-up restaurants arrived on the New York scene a little more than a year...
| Mar 11, 2010
| 8:14 AM
Five New York City firefighters were injured battling a two-alarm blaze in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn Thursday morning.
According to fire officials, the blaze broke out at 4:30 a.m. on the second floor at 192 Concord Street.
| Jan 27, 2010
| 2:40 AM
After a heated, raucous meeting Tuesday that lasted nearly 11 hours, the Panel for Educational Policy finally voted at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday to close 19 New York City schools.
Almost 350 speakers addressed the panel at Brooklyn Technical High School in...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 7:33 PM
NEW YORK (PIX11) -- The City Hall insider with a new job said he is happy to step in and take Cathie Black's place and it is now giving parents new hope about school closures and co-location schools.
"I think I'll do a halfway decent job and it's not...
| Dec 30, 2010
How's this for a slice of irony?
Mario Batali, dressed in a suit, no orange Crocs in sight, is seated at a gleaming restaurant counter in a Manhattan eatery, haranguing a chef who works for him: "In a down economy, green doesn't play," Batali insists...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 8:14 AM
Cathie Black, the new New York City schools chancellor is under fire again. This time, it's for how she spoke to parents and others at the end of a five-and-a-half hour public hearing on Tuesday over the closing of schools.
"I can't speak if you're...