Even though we are having an unseasonably warm fall this year, the last weekend in October means some of our favorite outdoor hangouts will be shutting down until next spring. Governors Island will be closing on Halloween, and will reopen next year on May 1. Get your great outdoors fix before the winter makes us want to us hibernate until the nice weather returns. The Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns is still open this weekend and temperatures are forecasted to be up in the high 60’s.
For those of us who despise everything to do with Halloween in NYC and are just planning on staying home to avoid human interaction (just like every weekend, who are we kidding? ), it might be time for a change of couch scenery. In honor of the highly anticipated Season 2 premiere, The Gregory hotel is having an especially spooky staycation package with your all your favorite things; yummy snacks, comfy surroundings and Stranger Things. Grab your gang pronto and escape to Hawkins, Indiana.
While there is not much room for a community garden in midtown, one the best hotels in NYC has decided create a different type of garden on its rooftop. The New York Hilton Midtown has just checked in a buzzing 450,000 guests to it’s fifth floor rooftop. These guests won’t take up tons of room, and they will be working 24 hours a day. Oh, did we mention that these guests are honey bees?
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".