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Brooklyn man who bears uncanny resemblance to Van Gogh freaks out internet

  NEW YORK — Vincent Van Gogh is considered by many to be an icon of the art world who captured beauty, emotion and color in all his masterpieces. The post-Impressionist painter known for being a brilliant yet troubled genius, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 37 over a century […]

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What is MyIdol? The Chinese cartoon app everyone is going crazy over

  NEW YORK — For most of us, when boredom strikes we search for a much-needed distraction. Nowadays that distraction usually comes in the form of a mobile app. The issue is, they will keep you entertained only until you’re bored again. Just ask PIX11’s own Dan Mannarino — who got a little too carried […]

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‘It tastes like mud & poop’ — Man swims in disease-infested Gowanus Canal for Earth Day

  GOWANUS CANAL (PIX11) — You can call Christopher Swain two things: insane or insanely passionate. The activist set out on a brazen mission Wednesday, to swim the entire length of Brooklyn’s obscenely polluted Gowanus Canal. Wearing a yellow dry suit along with earplugs, a water cap, goggles and water barrier cream for his face, Swain’s […]

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What does it all mean!? — The internet is freaking out over NY quadruple rainbow

  GLEN COVE, Long Island — At some point or another, we’ve all witnessed some seriously incredible rainbows. Like this gem recently captured after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport. And who could forget about the legendary double rainbow that made a grown man cry. (See below.) ‘The latest entry into the awesome rainbow list is a […]

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Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan museum opens — in hallway of a NYC apartment

  WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — What started out as a pipe dream has become reality for Brooklyn roommates Viviana Olen and Matt Harkins. The pair of comedians have built a one-of-kind museum in the hallway of their Williamsburg apartment dedicated to Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan – and the 1994 scandal that captivated the world. Kerrigan, […]

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Dennis Quaid’s meltdown was a hoax and I just had to get in on the action

  NEW YORK (PIX11) — The Hollywood meltdown isn’t a new thing, and if its caught on tape it’ll almost certainly get you publicity. Ask Bill O’Reilly, Charlie Sheen and Rosie O’Donnell. Remember Christian Bale’s on-set tirade or who could forget Alec Baldwin ripping apart his then pre-teen daughter on a voicemail. Whether you want […]

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Deserving teens facing obstacles treated to ‘Dream’ prom at Madison Square Garden

  NEW YORK — Like all high school teenagers, the journey to prom starts with plenty of excitement and anticipation. However for a group of local teens, that journey is just a little bit more special. The group – made up of 100 teens from across the NYC metro area – are headed to the […]

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Comedian attempts kissing-marathon at Grand Central, fails gracefully

  From the sleeping on the subway bit to the zombie takeover in Union Square, New Yorkers are the constant target of YouTube pranksters. Now entering the fray is local comedic actress – and apparent kissing machine – Farah Brook. In a YouTube video titled “Kiss Me NYC,” Brook makes several hilarious attempts to kiss complete […]

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Adventurer Sarah Outen takes no prisoners in her historic global voyage

NEW YORK (TRP) — At just 29, Sarah Outen has clocked in enough hours in transit that would rival a seasoned pilot. The big difference, she’s on a self-powered expedition. The British adventurer has rowed, cycled and kayaked across the planet and she is set to become the first woman to complete the historic feat […]

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Melting snow uncovers several weaves, a track suit, a ton of feces & other fun stuff in NYC

  NEW YORK (PIX11) – There’s no doubt that when the temperature is 60 degrees or higher in a month like March in a city like New York, it’s definitely a good day. With clear skies and no snow, it was pretty much rainbows and butterflies in and around the area Wednesday, unless you were […]

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