The old Kaskel & Kaskel Building at 316 Fifth Avenue at 32nd Street has little resonance for most New Yorkers. Its inevitable demolition will not make the headlines. And its loss, unfortunately, will not be mourned. Too bad. Built in 1902 in the Beaux-Arts style as a retail showroom and headquarters for Kaskel, one of the city’s premiere custom shirtmakers, it remains a treasure in white marble — and deserves a better send-off. Let’s be clear. This is a six-story anachronism that has seen better days.
Austrian Expressionist Richard Gerstl’s life was tragically cut short in the fall of 1908, when he committed suicide in the aftermath of a love affair gone sour with composer Arnold Schönberg’s wife, Mathilde. He was only 25. Before stabbing and hanging himself, Gerstl (1883-1908) destroyed many of his art works, the majority created in a brilliant, but brief, burst of creativity from 1902 to 1908.
I sometimes feel as though a typical day in New York is, on an emotional level, equivalent to being tossed into the plotline of a D-list romantic comedy. In the film, the swoon-worthy lover akin to James McAvoy or Ewan McGregor has been replaced by 8.5 million city-goers. Some scenes are hot and steamy, like commutes in subway cars packed tight like sardines in a tin can.
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".