More than 200 firefighters battled a 5-alarm blaze on Wednesday after flames broke out in a Greenwich Village apartment building. The fire, which started at about 5:45 p.m., quickly spread. It engulfed the roof of the six-story building on East Ninth Street near Broadway and at least two apartments on the top floor, according to the FDNY. There were no immediate reports of injuries, according to the department. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.
Joe and Jill Biden launched a new campaign aimed at improving the way America battles cancer. The former vice president and his wife announced the Biden Cancer Initiative Monday at the Alexandria Center for Life Science in Kips Bay. Biden, who lost his son Beau to brain cancer two years ago, said the initiative’s team will combine public, private and academic resources to combat the disease. “We’re going to devote our lives to it,” he said during a Facebook Live video Monday.
Republican candidate Paul Massey announced Wednesday the end of his mayoral bid. In an email to his supporters, the 58-year-old real estate mogul said the cost of running for office was “extraordinary.”“I do not see a path to raising the necessary funds to beat an incumbent mayor,” he wrote. Just last week, Massey unveiled an infrastructure overhaul plan that included a proposal to mitigate the L train shutdown with a G train extension.
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".