New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials insist they're not looking for anyone else in particular in regard to the terror incidents in Seaside Park, Chelsea and Elizabeth. But could that have been a smokescreen to convince possible accomplices they're in the clear? The Eyewitness News Investigators took a closer look.
Following a bombing at the airport in Turkey back in June, the Eyewitness News Investigators took a look at security at our area airports. And one in particular stood out for its lack of a visible police presence. In our first security check at Newark Liberty International Airport, we strolled through all three terminals for nearly an hour.
The small bomb that exploded in a trash can in Seaside Park, New Jersey seemed at first to be more like a prank taken too far, but then hours later a larger explosion that injured people in Chelsea. Now, that Seaside bomb takes on a more troubling significance - are they connected; both used cell phone detonators, both exploding in trash cans.
The crane accident earlier this year that killed a passerby and seriously injured two others in Lower Manhattan was caused by operator error, Eyewitness News Investigators have exclusively learned. It was the worst crane accident in New York City in years. The huge boom crashed down across two city blocks in TriBeCa in February.
The so-called taxi king, the medallion mogul who owes millions of dollars in back taxes, is being evicted from his company headquarters. Eyewitness News Investigators have learned exclusively that Gene Freidman is getting kicked out for failure to pay $180,000 in rent. City marshals seized the office several days ago and served Freidman with an eviction warrant.
Dozens of people at a local home for veterans have come down with the rhinovirus this month, and four have died at the Westchester County facility. On the last three weeks, a team of infectious control experts from the state Department of Health have been on the scene at the New York State Veterans Home in Montrose, trying to bring the outbreak of the respiratory infection under control.
Electric bills often go up in the summer, but when one Bronx woman kept getting bills for thousands of dollars for her tiny apartment, she knew something was wrong. Sandra Berrios was unable to pay the mounting $78,000 bill, and Con Ediston shut off her power despite her despite her complaints.
The so-called taxi king, the medallion mogul who owes millions of dollars in back taxes, is speaking out after a string of reports by the Eyewitness News Investigators. Gene Freidman is no stranger to us, but now, he says he's trying to clear things up.
UPDATE JUNE 15: Taxi king Gene Freidman won a victory in court Monday, even if only temporarily. The Appellate Court granted Freidman a stay from having 46 of his taxi medallions seized by the bank. Last Friday, a lower court Judge had given CitiBank the go-ahead to seize Freidman's medallions to collect on $31 million in debt.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".