CANARSIE, Brooklyn -- Here we go again. Squatters -- those who think it's OK to live in someone's home without their consent. And not pay a dime in rent. Beverly Daniel of Canarsie, Brooklyn was under pressure to close on a home on Remsen Avenue.
NEW YORK - It's going on across the city: lower income people being squeezed out of apartments so landlords can jack up the rent. Orlando Cotto became an activist in his building, located at 295 W. 150th St. He did it because he says his landlord, Yitzchak Horowitz of LGL Associates, is trying to oust the Section 8 tenants like him.
KINGSBRIDGE, The Bronx - The old saying is that neither rain nor sleet nor gloom of night will stop the mail from getting delivered. But all it took in the Bronx was one Post Office supervisor. He refused to hand over a package for Lewis Luna even though Luna was right there in the Kingsbridge Post Office to pick it up.
NEWARK, N.J. - Jumaanah King has a big problem. She has been caught in a squeeze between social services and her landlord. Jumaanah is a TSA employee, but she's been on disability with back trouble after giving birth and she fell three months behind in the rent at her Newark apartment.
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. - Seven-year-old Stephen Nolan has been pretty down lately. His beloved white Maltese Brittany died last month. The circumstances are pretty odd. Steven's family had a flood in their home. The insurance company put them up at a Residence Inn in Woodbridge, New Jersey.
NEW YORK -- There's a scam sweeping the country and Mary Vanessendelft of Suffolk County has paid a heavy price because of it. "Oh, I've got nothing," Mary told us. "I'm just trying to hold on to the house." All because last fall she got phone calls from someone claiming to be from the IRS.
BROOKLYN -- Most of us have probably been there. You put down money on something you really can't afford. Nikomo Rios did it for an apartment in Brooklyn with a broker named Anthony Howell of Skybox Realty. "There was a studio apartment I was interested in," Nikomo said.
QUEENS -- Roberta Klein of Queens found the TV of her dreams at Sears. She saved and waited for the big 4th of July sale so she could save $400 and also get a stand, sound bar, and 3-year warranty.
NEW YORK - Carlo Bellario can finally laugh again. The New Jersey-based standup comic has had some scrapes with the law. But nothing like this before. PIX11 News first told you about his problem back in January. Last year he'd taken a non-paying role in a low budget movie.
QUEENS -- A pet sitter who was caught on camera getting intimate with a woman while at a client's home in Queens is offering an apologizing. Ahmet the passionate pet sitter is back. A few weeks ago we told you how Ahmet Ozturk was caught on home security video getting frisky with a young woman while paying a visit to a client's home.
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".