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Nora Abramov is a web producer at PIX11. She previously worked in the documentary unit at CNN and HLN.

Nora studied Public Policy and Economics at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and was a news reporter for the college radio station.

Recent Articles
  • Alleged Gambino crime family associate charged in murder of Brooklyn man

    SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn — An alleged longtime associate of the Gambino organized crime family was charged in the death of a 78-year-old Brooklyn man, the U.S. Attorney’s Office Office said in a statement Thursday. Anthony Pandrella, 59, was charged Wednesday night for the murder of his “friend of many years,” Vincent Zito, officials said. Pandrella was visiting Zito at his home in Sheepshead Bay on Oct. 26, 2018, when he shot him the back of the head, killing him instantly. […]

  • Nearly 150 families displaced after Yonkers apartment building fire

    YONKERS, NY — Nearly 150 families were displaced by a huge blaze at a Yonkers apartment building Tuesday night. The fire, which started at about 6:15 p.m., raged for hours at 15 Parkview Ave. as firefighters tried to get it under control. Scores of residents were quickly and safely evacuated. The view captured by AIR11 flames engulfing the upper floors and shooting toward the sky.  Thick, acrid smoke permeated the air for blocks near the building. “It was just get […]

  • Pedestrian struck and killed by hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn: police

    EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A driver who struck and killed a pedestrian before fleeing in Brooklyn was arrested Wednesday, nearly 12 hours after the deadly crash. Police say a male pedestrian was walking near Linden Boulevard and Barbey Street in East New York at about 12:30 a.m. when he was struck by a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The driver, later identified as Rodney Mondsir, fled the scene, but his vehicle was recovered blocks away at Jerome Street and McClancy […]

  • Man bites off security guard’s pinky at Queens bar: police

    FLUSHING, Queens — A man who allegedly bit off a security guard’s pinky at a Queens bar last month is being sought, police said Wednesday. The incident happened on Feb. 16 outside of El California Sports Bar, located on the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 76th Street in Flushing. The security guard was closing the bar’s doors at about 4 a.m. when an unidentified man walked up to him, asking to go inside. The two men began arguing after the […]

  • Armed security guard at Manhattan Target shot after assailant takes his gun

    KIPS BAY, Manhattan — An armed security guard at a soon-to-be-open Target store was shot early Sunday morning after an assailant grabbed his gun, according to police. Police say the guard was outside the Target store, located on East 29th Street and 2nd Avenue, when he was approached by a man shortly before 6 a.m. Police say the two men began arguing, before their dispute turned physical. The unknown man then grabbed the guard’s gun and shot him in the […]

  • Man in custody for inappropriately touching girl, 13, in two separate incidents on subway

    NEW YORK CITY — A man  accused of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl in two separate incidents on the subway last month has been arrested, according to sources. The first incident occurred on Feb. 12 at about 7:15 a.m. on the northbound 7 train approaching Queensboro Plaza. Police say the 66-year-old man walked up to the girl and touched her inner thigh. Exactly two weeks later, also at 7:15 a.m., police say the same man approached the same girl while […]

  • 19 civilians injured, 2 critically in Bronx building fire: FDNY

    WILLIAMSBRIDGE, the Bronx — An early morning Bronx building fire left 19 civilians injured, two of them critically, according to the FDNY. In addition to the two critical injuries, seven others sustained serious injuries. All residents who were inside the building are members of the same family. Neighbors tell PIX11 that at least six people jumped from 2nd and 3rd story windows after fire and smoke blocked the building’s stairs and main entrance. Three of the most seriously injured were […]

  • Fast-growing fire burns through 2 homes in the Bronx; 2 firefighters injured

    MORRISANIA, the Bronx — A fast-growing fire burned through two private homes in the Bronx early Monday morning, leaving two firefighters with minor injuries. AIR 11 flew over the scene and captured dark plumes of smoke billowing from the houses, located near Boston Road and Cauldwell Avenue. There are currently two non-life-threatening injuries to Firefighters reported on scene of a 3-alarm fire, 1074 and 1076 Boston Rd #Bronx. The fire has been placed under control. — FDNY (@FDNY) March […]

  • 8-year-old boy punched in the head on Manhattan train

    LOWER MANHATTAN — A man accused of punching an 8-year-old boy in the head is being sought in connection to the callous attack, according to the NYPD. Police say the unidentified man walked up to the young boy and his mom aboard the 3 train at the Fulton Street subway at about 8:40 p.m. Monday. Before any words were exchanged, the man allegedly punched the boy in the head, causing the victim pain and swelling. The man then fled the […]

  • Advocates call for safety measures after 5th NYC bicyclist death this year

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — So far this year, five bicyclists have been killed in New York City, according to Transportation Alternatives. Advocates are now calling for safer streets and a call for Mayor Bill de Blasio to act before another person dies. The latest death happened just last week, when 25-year-old Aurilla Lawrence was struck and killed by a silver tanker truck on Rodney Street in Williamsburg. Local residents and workers told PIX11 News, it gets dark under the elevated train […]

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