- Wednesday in Trenton, New Jersey, senators and assembly members held a joint hearing to grill transit officials, assess the progress of Penn Station repairs and review NJ Transit operations. "Some 10,000 Midtown Direct customers are taking the train to Hoboken in the morning. About 3500 customers a day are taking the four early mid town direct trains to Penn station New York, approximately double the pre-summer number," said Steve Santoro, Executive Director of NJ Transit.
- When a Brooklyn woman saw some bees in her bedroom she didn't know she had a whole colony living in her ceiling. Cherisse Mulzac first started seeing honeybees in her East Flatbush bedroom about a year ago but had no idea where they were coming from. "The bees started coming," Cherisse said. "I'd come home from work there were like six or seven dead bees on my floor." So this week she called Mickey, a third-generation beekeeper. "I couldn't believe it," Mickey said.
- Raccoons aren't afraid to take what they want. Now people in Harlem say some of the animals are trying to take over their buildings. Rodell Lee is the super of a building on Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem. But lately he feels like some of his tenants aren't people -- they're raccoons. "They scrounge around, they go in people's apartments, they rip out the screens on the windows," he said. Around the corner, another building has the same issue.
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".