Defrost the turkey. Prepare the plates. Check the good china. At least 13 people will be having Thanksgiving dinner at Ann Hanovic's house on Beach 87th Street in Far Rockaway, Queens. She couldn't be happier and she can't wait to finish decorating. For the first time since Hurricane Sandy, the family home is back to normal for Thanksgiving. Hundreds of families are still working on projects and the city has acknowledged some delays and funding issues.
About 12-tons of trashed is tossed every day in New York City. Crews with the NYC Department of Sanitation move around the city, retrieving the discarded items from sidewalks and street corners. Nelson Molina, who retired from DSNY in 2015, didn't just take away the trash. He has always been on the look out for treasures. For about three decades, he assembled and curated a collection on the second floor of one of the department's garages.
It's the streetcar that they desire, stretching 14-miles from Astoria, Queens to Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The prototype car is 46-foot-long and 8.7-foot-wide, with a driver cab. It is a higher capacity car with street-level boarding for those with mobility challenges, open-gangways. Supporters say the dedicated right-of-way that will hopefully be created along the route will allow for higher average speeds than buses. The route and funding are still being reviewed.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".