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  • Kids are spending less on Father’s Day than for Mother’s Day

    NEW YORK (PIX11) — Whether you want to believe it or not, when it comes to mom vs. dad, mother’s day trumps father’s day on every level. Whether it’s the amount of money spent or the thoughtful gifts, mom usually makes out like a bandit. Americans are expected to spend $7.4 billion less on gifts for dad this father’s day than they spent last month on mother’s day. That’s a huge deal – so what gives? While everyone has a […]

  • Pint-size rappers, powerhouse singers prep for ‘Radio City’ debut

    NEW YORK (PIX11) – Performing at New York’s iconic Radio City Music Hall is a dream many musicians have, and a very special group of local students are getting that very chance. From as young as 6 to 18 years old – the talent is raw and in the process of getting ready for the Garden of Dreams Talent Show. Since 2006, the non-profit charity has partnered with all areas of the Madison Square Garden Company to make dreams come […]

  • Trending today: Old story of boy’s incredible claim of reincarnation finds new life on Internet

    It’s easy to see why this story about reincarnation, 14 years after it was published, is going viral. Here’s the seed of the fabulous tale: After making the claim that he had been murdered in a past life, a young boy was able to correctly give officials the exact site of where his remains were buried. The old story was recently told again by the Epoch Times,  and has been shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook. The story this week […]

  • SEE IT: Must-have products from the ‘Home of the Future’

    NEW YORK (PIX11) – When you think about it, the animated family The Jetsons really set the unrealistic standard for what to expect in the future. From robots to flying cars, it all sounded too out-there to ever happen. For those who are more realistic – all you need is to turn to the good folks at Gizmodo who are highlighting the forward-thinking products that will be a must-have in the near future. Editors and writers for the tech site […]

  • WATCH IT: Late-King of Pop Michael Jackson resurrected for remarkable ‘live’ performance

    NEW YORK (PIX11) — Michael Jackson is back. Sort of. Not really. However, if you were tuned in to the Billboard Awards Sunday night and didn’t know better – you probably had to take a double take. Using hologram technology, producers resurrected the late-King of Pop for a performance of his new song “Slave To The Rhythm.” The performance not only astonished viewers but freaked a lot of them out. What did you think about it? Too soon?

  • HOT 97’s Angie Martinez dishes on ‘Idol’ gig and the rap song that got her hooked

    NEW YORK (PIX11) — Anyone who grew up listening to hip hip radio in the tri-state knows the voice of Angie Martinez and knows it well. Whether she’s getting a shout out from President Barack Obama or giving Drake career advice, the Angie Martinez show has become a pit stop for celebrities and politicians looking to push their product. With nearly 20 years of ruling the afternoon airwaves at HOT 97, “The Voice of New York” is now taking on […]

  • Iconic superhero ‘Flash’ and ‘Virgin’ headed to CW in fall 2014

    NEW YORK (PIX11) – Familiar faces and a few fresh ones lit up the green carpet at the CW Upfronts in Midtown Thursday, where the network unveiled its upcoming fall prime time lineup. Among the returning veterans, The Vampire Diaries, Arrow and Supernatural. “Just as long as we continue to re-invent ourselves, hopefully the fans will continue to show up and continue to watch,” Supernatural star Jensen Ackles said, as the hit sci-fi thriller enters its 10th season. Meanwhile, fans […]

  • Brooklyn mom takes on gentrification with hip hop and dance

    BROOKLYN (PIX11) — It may look like an ordinary dwelling in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn but for Yazmine Colon, what’s happening inside 1009 Broadway is pretty extraordinary. The grass roots movement is called Educated Little Monsters or E.L.M. and it gives local teens a place to go after school, keeping them off the streets and consumed with the arts. “Bushwick is changing. As everyone knows gentrification is real,” explained Colon. “It started feeling like I was a tourist in […]

  • Dozens of children hospitalized after inhaling gas fumes at NJ day care center

    POMPTON PLAINS, N.J.  (PIX11) –- Children at a New Jersey day-care center had a bit of a scare Monday after they were rushed to the hospital for inhaling gas fumes. It happened at the So Big Child Development Center in Pompton Plains on Route 23. Officials say 34 children and two adults were treated at nearby hospitals after complaining of feeling nauseous. Officials believe the fumes originated from equipment being used at the building. No serious or life-threatening injuries were […]


    World Cup ‘draws’ bad news for United States

    NEW YORK (PIX11) — If you stumbled into Smithfield bar in Midtown late Friday morning, you would’ve thought a critical championship game was unfolding. It wasn’t a game, rather a precursor to one – The Draw to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil where the 32 qualifying countries get divided into eight groups of four to compete in the first round of the tournament. “Which group you get in is so important because it determines where you get into the […]

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