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NY1 For You: 'Scareware' Scams Try to Scare People into Purchasing Fake Antivirus Software

Queens resident Emmanuel Hileah received a warning when he unknowingly mistyped a domain name and his computer froze. "Important Security message. Please call the number provided as soon as possible," the warning read. "This thing pops up, 'Oh, your computer is infected,'" Hileah said. Having ...
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NY1 For You: Frustrated Janet Jackson Fan Gets a Refund for Postponed Show After Reaching out to NY1

Sarah Atwood purchased tickets last August to see Janet Jackson in concert for her best friend's birthday in February. Unfortunately, for both of them, the birthday came and went without seeing the concert. "I was really, really looking forward to getting to see her this ...
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NY1 For You: Unidentified High-Pitched Noise Vexes Some Chelsea Residents

The irritating noise, heard in the video above, is a nuisance that Chelsea resident Eric Weingartner claims has been plaguing him for close to two years now. "It's high-pitched," Weingartner said. "It cuts through everything." "It's just very distracting and piercing," complained Glenn Smith, another ...
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NY1 For You: After Months of Leaks at The Jacob Riis Houses, City Will Begin Repairs in April

An ongoing leak created a draining situation for some residents at The Jacob Riis Houses until NY1 For You stepped in to help out. Our Susan Jhun has an update on a resolution. "I’m hoping that they keep their promise," said tenant Louise Velez. Hope ...
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NY1 For You: Some Harlem Tenants Forced to Get By Without Basic Services

A costly inconvenience has some Harlem tenants boiling mad. Susan Jhun filed the following NY1 for You report. There's no spark for tenant Danielle McCier, who lost her cooking gas over two months ago and has had to get by since then without basic services ...
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NY1 For You: Homeowners at Queens Intersection Wade Through Layers of Bureaucracy to Deal With Severe Flooding

Resident David Lopez says the intersection at Dumont Avenue and Emerald Street in Howard Beach is "starting to look like waterfront property." Maybe a slight exaggeration, but not far off the mark, as the intersection is almost entirely covered by water. "We have no drainage," ...
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NY1 For You: Chelsea Residents Turn to Station for Help Cleaning Up Trash on Their Block

Residents on West 15th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues wondered why a pile of junk that they say has been sitting in front of a vacant lot for months has not been picked up yet. "It's unsightly," said Sean Moore, who lives on the ...
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NY1 For You: SI Residents Say Pool of Water on Street Corner a Year-Round Hazard

What looks like a pond is actually a large pool of stagnant water standing at the corner of Escanaba and Lamoka Avenues on Staten Island. "They paved the street, and water's been laying here since that time," said homeowner Joseph Salerno. Three years ago, according ...
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NY1 For You: 92-Year-Old Woman Lives Without Heat and Cooking Gas

Ninety-two-year-old Novella Littlejohn has been living without electricity and cooking gas. The elderly tenant lost cooking gas after a gas leak in November and was forced to shut off her electricity a few weeks ago after a water leak in her bathroom light fixture created ...
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NY1 For You: A Leaky Pipe in Brooklyn Creates a Slippery Sidewalk Situation

It's a slippery situation for pedestrians along this icy block in Brooklyn. "You can walk, slip, fall," said Rickey Bejai, one local business owner. "You have to be careful." "There’s a lot of ice and people are going to get hurt," said Carlos Ortiz, who ...
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NY1 For You: Tenants at Soundview Apartment Complex Complain of Scaffolding Around Building

"It looks ugly," said Tanya Williams. Those are common sentiments among residents who live at Carol Gardens Apartments at 880 Thieriot Avenue, where tenants say scaffolding has surrounded the building for years while absolutely no work has been done. "The scaffolding has been up for ...
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NY1 For You: Marble Hill Houses Tenants Get Hot Water Back With Channel's Help

New York City Housing Authority tenant Irma Kelly has been forced to perform an exhausting routine for the past three months since she has been living without hot water. "I had surgery on one of my breasts because I had cancer, and I can't, the ...
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NY1 For You: Elevator Service Restored at Dekalb Aveune Subway Station

Riders at the Dekalb Avenue station finally got the lift they need. The only elevator bringing straphangers to the subway entrance is up and running again. Two weeks ago, NY1 for You told viewers about the elevator being out of service since October. Climbing two ...
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NY1 For You: Real Estate Scams Targeting the Elderly in New York Are a Billion-Dollar Industry, AARP says

"We were so desperate," said Isabell McFarlane-Harding, a victim of a real estate scam. She was desperate enough to hand over $1,500 in the hopes of getting a new apartment. Instead, McFarlane-Harding found she'd been scammed. "We never got any money back from him," she ...
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NY1 For You: SI Residents Have Sinking Feeling About Growing Hole On Their Street

Staten Island resident Frances DiClerico has a sinking feeling about a growing hole on the street outside her Emerson Hill home. "It's dangerous. I walk a dog, and at night, I could fall. The dog, I keep her away from it," she says. The hole ...
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NY1 For You: Littered Springfield Gardens Lot a Burden for Neighboring Homeowner

A littered lot in Springfield Gardens has become a big burden to neighboring homeowner Daisy Waddy. "They keep dumping stuff between my fence and their fence. They're tearing up my property," Waddy says. In particular, Waddy's fence, which she says is falling apart under the ...
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NY1 For You: Officials Warn of Scam Artists Looking to Profit Off Pope Francis' Appearances

Pope Francis' visit to the city is a momentous occasion that New Yorkers may be looking to take advantage of in more ways than one. "The pope's coming to visit New York City, and there are people out there seeking to rip people off," said ...
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NY1 For You: Community Gardener Gets New Place to Grow After Losing Garden She Helped Create

Back in July, we told you about Pearl Spivey, who, 13 years ago, helped create a Harlem community garden at P.S. 139 Senior Center on 140th Street and Lenox Avenue. Spivey helped turn what was once a dirt lot into a thriving garden, giving back ...
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NY1 For You: Pitch Black Running Path Has Morningside Heights Residents Worried

"This is not safe," says resident Max Moyet. "It is dangerous," says one pedestrian. A pitch black path has those walking and running along Morningside Drive nervous for their safety. "I feel unsafe. I usually turn my music down and I sometimes even put my ...
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NY1 For You: Harlem Residents Get a Breath of Fresh Air After Trash is Removed

"The garbage is horrific. The smells are horrific," says Dorrine Keith, who lives at teh Carver Houses. A condition brought on by broken trash compactors in this building at the Carver Houses in Harlem. "We haven't had compactors that work since June," says Keith. Tenants ...
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NY1 For You: Creator of Community Garden in Harlem Says City Will Not Continue to Let Her Grow

At 81 years old, Pearl Spivey has spent more than a decade on what she calls a true labor of love. "I've been here ever since 2002," she says. "Seven days a week, I tend to this garden." The garden is a Harlem community garden ...
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NY1 For You: Harlem Family With Peeling Apartment Walls Hopes Potential Move Improves Quality of Life

Walls crumbling down and conditions no one should have to live in. Unfortunately, for Shukara Ausmore and her family that's exactly how they've lived for close to two decades now. "The walls started puddling in. Water started coming through the ceiling," Ausmore said. NY1 for ...
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NY1 for You: Harlem River Houses Resident Says Deteriorating Conditions in Her Apartment Are Getting Worse

Shukara Ausmore says deteriorating conditions in her family's apartment at the Harlem River Houses are not getting better. She says they're getting worse. Back in May, we told you about the extensive leaks in Ausmore's unit, which caused the walls to crack, even creating holes ...
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NY1 For You: Family Awaits Refund from Bronx Home Improvement Company

"We gave $17,000 and we have nothing to show for it,” said Marguerite Sobieszczanski. Except an empty kitchen. That's after Marguerite Sobieszczanski ordered cabinets, counter tops and an island from Tarallo Distributors in the Bronx. The homeowner paid a deposit which was half of the ...
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NY1 For You: Bronx Homeowner Fined for Piece of Litter on Street in Front of His Curb

It's a tiny piece of trash, but it cost homeowner Richard Garey $300. "We do our best to maintain the sidewalks and our properties, but as far as the street, it's never really been a focus," Garey says. That was until Garey received a violation ...
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NY1 For You: Work Underway as Historic East Village Restaurant Aims to Reopen

There is good news for B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue between Seventh Street and Saint Mark's Place, which has been closed for business ever since the East Village gas explosion at the end of March. "One hundred percent," said owner Fawzy Abdelwahad. "I feel relief. ...
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NY1 For You: B&H Restaurant On Brink of Going Out of Business After Explosion in East Village

Beloved B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue between Seventh Street and Saint Mark's Place has been closed for business ever since the East Village gas explosion at the end of March. "I'm a third victim of the explosion," says Fawzy Abdelwahad, the owner of B&H Dairy. ...
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NY1 For You: Sidewalk in Rosedale Damaged by Uprooting Tree Finally Fixed

Finally, a rough situation is smoothed over in Rosedale after years of waiting. "They came and they did a beautiful job," says June Baylor, a Rosedale resident. "They couldn't take the tree down, but I got a new sidewalk." Back in 2013, residents contacted NY1 ...
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NY1 For You: Queens Residents Hope Repairs to Sidewalk Damaged by Uprooted Tree Get Completed

It's a work in progress that's been years in the making. "I don't know what they're going to do now," said resident June Baylor. Back in 2013, residents in Rosedale contacted us with concerns about a huge tree that's uprooting and breaking up the sidewalk. ...
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NY1 For You: NYCHA Tenants Whose Apartment's Walls are Disintegrating Gets Approved for Transfer

One NYCHA tenant's walls are decrepit and disintegrating. "The walls started puddling in. Water started coming through the ceiling," says Shukara Ausmore. A couple of weeks ago we told you about the extensive leaks in Shukara Ausmore's apartment which caused the walls to crack, even ...
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NY1 For You: Long-Awaited Taxi Relief Stand Installed After Joint Community Effort

A new taxi relief stand on Avenue A between East 2nd and Houston Streets is a welcomed addition for cab drivers. “It's a step in the right direction for taxi drivers,” says attorney Ali Najmi. “Taxi drivers do about 40 pickups a day. They need ...
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NY1 For You: Sinkhole Along East River Espalande a Massive Worry for Harlem Residents

There's a hole along the walkway along the East River Esplanade that runners, cyclists and pedestrians who use it can't miss. "It's huge. It's huge," said Clark Pena of El Barrio Unite. So huge, it blocks a portion of the esplanade at 119th Street. Those ...
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NY1 For You: Brooklyn NYCHA Residents Get Long-Awaited Mailboxes

A desperately needed brand new set of mailboxes for residents at the Marcy Houses in Brooklyn who have been without boxes and mail delivery since January. “It’s a beautiful mailbox, it’s a beautiful mailbox,” tenant says Vermell McIver. “Now we don’t have to go to ...
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NY1 For You: Harlem Family Lives with Walls Crumbling Down Around Them

For close to two decades, Shukara Ausmore and her family have lived with walls crumbling down around them. "The walls started puddling in," Ausmore says. "Water started coming through the ceilings." Ausmore says the extensive leaks have caused paint peeling, cracking the walls throughout her ...
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NY1 For You: Broken Mailboxes Continue to Plague Residents at Marcy Houses

“Five months ok and they haven't done anything,” said tenant Vermell Mclver. Nothing but clean the boarded up mailboxes of residents at The Marcy Houses in Brooklyn. That's the only visible action, NYCHA has taken since last month when tenants contacted us about their mailboxes ...
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NY1 For You: Woman Avoids Craigslist Property Scam by Trusting Her Gut

“It was a studio apartment for $2,000,” Maureen Gillespie says. The apartment was fully furnished, a steal in Midtown Manhattan. Gillespie found the rental on Craigslist and contacted the man offering it who claimed to be a realtor. “We made an appointment to go see ...
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NY1 For You: Con Edison Customer Questions Pricing Practice After Spike in Bill

A sudden spike in his electricity bill left Con Edison customer Bruno Logreco confused. “It was $440. Our average bill at this time of year is probably about $150, so it's probably two and a half, three times the value of our usual bill,” Logreco ...
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NY1 For You: Company Resolves Clerical Error for Queens Commercial Property Owner

Navieta Ramasami says she was trying for months to get an issue resolved before she reached out to NY1 For You. Earlier in the week, NY1 For You told viewers how the commercial property owner received a $1,000 violation from the city for failure to ...
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NY1 For You: Queens Commercial Property Owner Asks for Help After Trying to Clear Clerical Error for Nearly a Year

Navieta Ramasami said she was "really shocked and really upset" after receiving a $1,000 violation from the city for a mistake that wasn't hers. The commercial property owner hired the company CitySpec to inspect and submit a report for her boiler in 2012, only to ...
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NY1 For You: Flatbush Pedestrians Tell City to Clean Hazardous, Snow-Covered Sidewalk

“It's just built up, layer on layer of ice,” said Brooklyite Dynishal Gross. “It's always like this, slippery, icy,” said Darold Haskins. “I’ve slipped on it twice,” said Aidan Farhi. It’s a serious safety hazard according to pedestrians and commuters who say cleaning the sidewalk ...
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Long-Circulating Utility Scam Still Taking In Unsuspecting Victims

Small business owner Juscelino Hong didn't know what to think when he recently received a call supposedly from Con Edison, threatening to shut off electricity to his diner unless he made an immediate payment. "Your electricity bill is overdue, and because it's a Saturday and ...