NEW JERSEY — Marge El has a couple of nightmare tenants in her Irvington house. She and a sister own the four-unit place. El lives in one apartment. She has two reliable long-term tenants, but Karissa Norton and Darnell Harris are entirely another matter. They moved in last year. El said she’d verified Harris’ income potential. They paid three months’ rent and then stopped. El has been around and around in Essex County housing court trying to get them out of her place. “I’m crestfallen," El said.
For me it was kind of like seeing an old friend again. No, not really. Just kidding. It was an old nemesis of sorts, Lee Rosenblum of Plaza 57 on 57th Street. He runs the jewelry store that does a lot of advertising on late night talk radio. And he’s known for holding on to customers’ items, promising quick adjustments and returns that never seem to happen. I was last at Plaza 57 in the summer of 2015 to help a woman get her watch back.
It wasn’t a very merry Christmas Eve for Florencia Vicencio and her mate Matthew. They were planning to host 25 people for dinner in their new Glendale apartment, but they needed a refrigerator. Florencia ordered a Samsung after getting an assurance from Lowe’s that it could be delivered in time for the Sunday dinner. She missed work on Friday and Saturday before Christmas while waiting for them and the deliverymen never showed. Finally, on Christmas Eve they arrived.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
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".