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  • And the 2011 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are..

     
    The Alice Cooper Band, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits lead a field that also includes Jac Holzman and Art Rupe, as individual recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award. Also, an award for musical excellence will be presented to Leon...
  • Monster Mash: 'Spider-Man' delays opening again; MoMA acquires art censored by Smithsonian

     
    Officially ridiculous: Producers of Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" have delayed the opening of the musical once again, with a new date set for March 15. (Los Angeles Times) Making a statement: The Museum of Modern Art in New......
  • Brand X Files: Regis Philbin retiring. 'Zoolander 2.' L.A. Brewing Company coming.

     
    Regis Philbin retiring: The longtime "Live!" host will call it quits later this year, he announced on Tuesday morning. We hope he's replaced by William Shatner. [L.A. Times] Apple stock drops: The news that CEO Steve Jobs will take an indefinite medical...
  • EGYPT: Expats celebrate fall of Mubarak

     
    Egyptian expatriates joined their countrymen celebrating the fall of President Hosni Mubarak on Friday. In London's upscale Mayfair neighborhood, about 200 people celebrated Mubarak's departure outside the Egyptian Embassy, where they beat drums, danced...
  • Live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony: Tom Waits, Dr. John, Darlene Love, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond celebrate in New York

     
    Now into its second quarter-century, its rebellious youth largely a memory and its adolescence rapidly receding into the past, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony canonized Neil Diamond, the Alice Cooper band, Tom Waits, Dr. John......
  • Bed Bugs Found at NYC Library, Officials Say Problem Contained

    Bed Bugs Found at NYC Library, Officials Say Problem Contained
    One day after a New York Public Library employee told PIX 11 News of a growing bed bug problem in the library's Mid-Manhattan branch on 40th Street, a library official "unequivocally" denied the report and said there is no cause for alarm. "We have found...
  • Cops Search For Suspect in Astoria Sex Assault

    Cops Search For Suspect in Astoria Sex Assault
    New York City police are on the hunt for a suspect wanted in connection with a sexual assault on a 21-year-old woman. Authorities say the incident occurred July 31 at the Steinway Street subway station in Astoria. The suspect allegedly approached the...
  • Gator Found Roaming Queens Neighborhood

    Gator Found Roaming Queens Neighborhood
    For years, many have long been skeptical of the urban legend that claims alligators dwell in the New York City sewer system. Over the weekend, however, the myth gained some cred after a pint-size gator was spotted roaming the streets of Queens. The...
  • 'Seinfeld's' Frank Costanza Visits Astoria

    'Seinfeld's' Frank Costanza Visits Astoria
    You wouldn't recognize Jack and Bessie Lopipero, but chances are you would recognize their Astoria home. It was featured on the hit show "Seinfeld." The house was the back drop for George Costanza's parents, Frank and Estelle Costanza -- played by...
  • Drunk Man Urinates Outside Queens Mosque

    Drunk Man Urinates Outside Queens Mosque
    An intoxicated man is accused of urinating outside a Queens mosque Wednesday night during a prayer session, according to New York City police. The disturbing incident unraveled at the Iman Mosque on Steinway Street in Astoria when witnesses say Omar...
  • Price Of Unlimited Metrocards To Shoot Up 17%

    Price Of Unlimited Metrocards To Shoot Up 17%
    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority took another step toward an aggressive fare hike for New York City subway riders Monday. At the second legally mandated public hearing, straphangers blasted the MTA plan to balance its budget by reaching deeper...
  • Mocker Drives Grand Central Parkway & Astoria Blvd

    Mocker Drives Grand Central Parkway & Astoria Blvd
    Drivers, neighbors and business owners are seeking relief from an endless stream of truck traffic in an already congested area. PIX 11's Greg Mocker took a drive into Queens over the RFK Bridge to experience what's happening. Grand Central Parkway...