Governor Andrew Cuomo and the MTA he controls touted their "summer of hell" accomplishments Wednesday, one day before Amtrak plans to hold a press conference of its own to announce the on-time resumption of regular Penn Station service next week. "We said this summer had the potential be the 'summer of hell,’” Cuomo said in a statement sent to reporters Wednesday afternoon. “It did.
Sixty days ago Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo took to the stage of the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan and announced a top-to-bottom review of the calcified organization that runs the subway system. Within 30 days, MTA chairman Joe Lhota, a Cuomo appointee, would create a “reorganization plan for the MTA,” and nothing would be sacrosanct, the governor said, declaring a "state of emergency."
Mayor Bill de Blasio may have won funding from the state for universal pre-kindergarten, but he never did get that tax hike on the wealthy city residents that was supposed to cover the cost. He's since set his sights on something bigger. During an interview with Politico headlined “The New Icon of the Left,” de Blasio said a “global wealth tax" might make some sense. "I’m the first to say that’s an incredibly theoretical construct—right?" said the mayor.
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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".