Alex Mitchell

Alex Mitchell

About the Author

Alex Mitchell is a features reporter and you’ve likely already bumped into him throughout the Big Apple as he seeks out the thoughts of New Yorkers on timely – and often fun – topics like: $5 becoming the “benchmark” for a slice of NYC pizza, hostility toward the thumbs up emoji, and whether or not “guilt tipping” on pay tablets has gone too far. Alex is also known for his gripping reporting on the 2022 Little League World Series, covering the boys from Massapequa Coast as they embarked on their first ever Williamsport journey. A proud product of Long Island, Alex began writing for The Bronx Times after attending Hofstra University. He also hosted “The BX Express” TV show before stepping up to the plate as a New York Yankees beat reporter for amNewYork Metro during the 2020 and early 2021 seasons. When Alex is off the beat and relaxing, it’s usually with either pizza or a cheesesteak in hand while watching “The Sopranos.”

The Archive

Airbnb rental scams can ruin your summer vacation — here are 4 ways to protect yourself

Have a nice stay — away from scammers.

What to know about iOS 18 and all the new features coming to some — but not all — iPhones

It's Apple's new golden, delicious standard.

Microdosing chocolate bars leads to seizures, heart issues, vomiting and hospitalizations, FDA warns

"Consumers should not eat, sell, or serve any flavor" of the flagged product, the agency said.

An Italian grandmother takes pasta sauce to the next level with these 2 secret ingredients

The secret to balancing sweetness and acidity lies within two unusual suspects.

Will your iPhone accept Apple's new AI features? Here's which ones will — and won't

The tech company unveiled iOS 18 on Monday, along with its ChatGPT-powered AI component called Apple Intelligence.

Long Island professor discovers new dinosaur in Zimbabwe: 'Big career moment'

A Long Island professor is among researchers who discovered a new dinosaur species in Zimbabwe — the fourth ever uncovered in the African nation.

A turf war could be brewing between sharks and orcas off Cape Cod: scientists

They might make waves with one another.

Teen on vacation ditches 'pissed' parents on Caribbean island to make cruise on time

A recent high school graduate ditched his tardy parents on a Caribbean island so he could make it back to their cruise ship before it departed.

Hourly radio signal from space has scientists stumped: 'We can’t quite explain what’s going on here'

There's no *69 option for this long-distance call.

Inside Carnival's cheapest cabin at only $90 a night — but is it worth it?: 'Ugliest cabin I've ever stayed in'

An Italian-themed Carnival Cruise ship offers the line's discount-rated cheapest rooms — but you'll have to sacrifice having a view.

'Extremely rare' dinosaur discovered by 3 tweens: My friends 'don't believe me that I found a T. rex'

"I'm excited for my friends to see the film," one of the kids said. "They don't believe me that I found a T. rex."

Prescription drugs could be illegal and confiscated while traveling overseas — here's which to leave at home: experts

"Bringing prohibited medications into a foreign country can have the potential for serious consequences, such as confiscation of medications, fines and possible arrest."

Here are the airlines most likely to lose your luggage — guess which one is the absolute worst

A new report takes a close look at mishandled luggage over the past three years — and the numbers are jolting.