One of the great villains of life in New York is Earlier Incident. For instance, by midday Thursday, this nefarious ghost was behind delays on the — deep breath here — R, 4, N, Q, R, W, 1, 2, 3, M, R, 5, 6, F, Q, E, F, M and 6 lines. (Yes, some of those numbers and letters appear more than once. They were victimized repeatedly.) Earlier Incident could be a sick passenger, a stuck train door, a signal failure, kittens on the track. It could be anything.
Sgt. Ryan DeRocco in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday. He helped the mother of a teenager critically injured in a Times Square car crash last month, and they remain in touch. Bewildered, Elaine Williams and a friend stood outside Penn Station in Manhattan, big city chaos zagging, confusion zigging, after an hourlong train journey from their small town in New Jersey. They still had to get to Ms. Williams’s daughter, Jessica. She lay crosstown in a hospital. Hail a taxi?
So far, the city has underwritten the project with $626 million in public funds to pay for things like a new boulevard, and extending the No. 7 subway line from Times Square to 34th Street and 11th Avenue. The public cash register has not stopped ringing yet. The project needs another $96 million, according to a report released Thursday by the city’s Independent Budget Office, which would bring the — preliminary — price to $723 million.
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".