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  • 2011 Zagat Restaurant Guide Released

    The world famous Zagat guide is releasing it's 2011 book of New York's best restaurants. And there's a big change this year, according to founder and CEO Tim Zagat. "The recession is still affecting the restaurant business. people are eating our lests...
  • Council Members Push for Double Parking Bill

    Council Members Push for Double Parking Bill
    Three City Council Members are looking to legalize double parking and are slated to introduce a bill that would allow drivers to double park if they're waiting for a spot or dropping off or picking up passengers. Micheal O'Keefe, of Bay Ridge, told PIX...
  • Bodega Workers Fight Off Would-Be Robbers

    Bodega Workers Fight Off Would-Be Robbers
    Brave bodega workers fought off a pair of would-be robbers by wrestling a gun away from one of them during a holdup and keeping the suspect there until police arrived on the scene. Police say the incident occurred around 7:15 a.m. Saturday inside the...
  • O.C. Now

    Costa Mesa Fish Fry starts sizzling today at Lions Park The 63rd annual Fish Fry, sponsored by the Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club, will take place today and Sunday at Lions Park, which is on 18th Street between Park and Anaheim avenues. The...
  • NYC Parks Department Opens Public Pools

    NYC Parks Department Opens Public Pools
    School Children have many reasons to celebrate today. As many schools closed for summer vacation this week, 54 New York City public pools opened Tuesday. At the Olympic sized Astoria Park Pool area kids made a big splash to celebrate. Hundreds of...
  • Basement Fire Consumes 3-Story Building In Astoria

    Basement Fire Consumes 3-Story Building In Astoria
    Thirteen firefighters were injured when a four-alarm fire broke out Tuesday morning in the basement of a three-story building in Queens and quickly consumed the structure. Fire officials say the blaze began around 8:45 a.m. in the basement of 37-20...
  • Christopher Walken auditions for new gig

    Christopher Walken auditions for new gig
    Today is the birthday of Christopher Walken! He was actually born Ronald Walken in 1943 in Astoria, Queens, in New York. He's very busy but he was nice enough to join us via satellite, check him out...
  • Queens Kids Get X-Rated Computer Lesson

    Queens Kids Get X-Rated Computer Lesson
    Seven third-graders got an unexpected lesson in female anatomy in a computer class at PS 85 in Astoria, Queens. "If they are using computers and they are able to get on a site that a parent would not want them on, you would hope they wouldn't get on,"...
  • Cops Hunt For Sex Predator Targeting Asians In Queens

    Cops Hunt For Sex Predator Targeting Asians In Queens
    Police in Queens put out a warning Friday, urging residents to be on alert for a sexual predator targeting Asian women in their 20's and 30's. So far he's attacked four times, dating back to September, investigators said. Each time he roughs up his...
  • No Age Restriction For Electronic Cigarettes, Councilman Calls For Crackdown

    No Age Restriction For Electronic Cigarettes, Councilman Calls For Crackdown
    ASTORIA, NY (PIX11) -- They've gotten endorsements from Hollywood's such as Katherine Heigel and Charlie Sheen, but New York City Councilman Peter Vallone, of Astoria, wants to put restrictions on electric cigarettes.  "If an adult wants to do it, it'...
  • City Councilmembers: Snow Removal So Slow We'll Hold Hearings

    City Councilmembers: Snow Removal So Slow We'll Hold Hearings
    With many streets in New York City's five boroughs not having seen a snow plow a full day after the snow stopped falling, some city councilmembers are looking into holding hearings into what they call an unusually slow snow cleanup response. Meanwhile,...