A pair of homeless people lurking in a Queens subway tunnel led to three trains being stuck between stations for about 40 minutes on Friday afternoon. The incident was initially sparked by a broken signal, which led to a trio of stuck trains in the tunnel near Roosevelt Avenue at about 1:15 p.m, said MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz. As MTA workers were flagging the trains toward the station, the operator of the first train noticed two people wandering along the tracks.
The Summer of Hell ended the work week with a bang. A southbound Q train derailed in Brooklyn during Friday morning’s rush, prompting the complete suspension of the B train in both directions, according to the MTA. The incident occurred just before 9 a.m. at the Brighton Beach station and a rescue train was on the scene, a transit source said. There were no injuries immediately reported.
Gov. Cuomo and MTA head Joe Lhota both hammered Mayor de Blasio Thursday, saying that the city is solely responsible for funding the subways and that it has been shirking its responsibilities for years. “They own it, they lease it, it’s their responsibility to fund it,” Lhota said at a press conference hours after Cuomo needled the city for not stepping up with more cash.
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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".