Monday sees the start of what's expected to be eight weeks of commuting chaos. As Amtrak carries out extensive repairs at Penn Station, tens of thousands of NJ Transit, Long Island Railroad and Amtrak customers face major upheaval – so bad that New York's governor called it the "Summer of Hell." It's bound to have effects on the city's subways and roads. Here's a look at how bad commuting in New York City has been, and how much worse it's going to get. Commuting in New York and New Jersey is rough.
ZUCCOTTI PARK — Plans to clear Occupy Wall Street protesters out of Zuccotti Park for a cleanup were scrapped at the last minute Friday as the group's makeshift camp swelled with hundreds of extra protesters braced for a confrontation with police.
MANHATTAN — The man pictured in the New York Post with "Millionaire Madam" Anna Gristina perched on his lap is a former NYPD detective who worked for the Manhattan District Attorney's office for more than a decade, sources said Friday. The DA's office conducted a five-year investigation into the woman sitting on Sly Francis' knee, and they allege she ran an Upper East Side brothel that serviced extremely wealthy clientele.
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
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".