Alexander Bonds, an ex-con who had gotten out of prison in 2013 on parole, had been acting erratically for two weeks. His girlfriend noticed that whenever he'd see an ambulance or cop car, he'd hide. On Saturday, she took him to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he stayed seven or eight hours, and then was released. At about 10 p.m. Tuesday, the girlfriend accompanied Bonds out of his apartment onto Westchester Avenue in the South Bronx. This night, she really sensed something bad was about to happen.
Two hundred years ago today, a commissioner named Josh Hathaway stuck a shovel into the ground in upstate Oneida County, utterly changing the fate of New York City. Hathaway moved the first mound of dirt in the epic creation of the Erie Canal. Eight years later, when the 363-mile waterway was done, New York was well into its transformation from America's fourth largest port to its dominant commercial hub — a position it has held ever since.
The cars came by the hundreds to an entrance of Liberty State Park and, without exception, each was politely waved away by New Jersey state troopers. The waterfront park, on the Jersey side of New York Harbor, was closed because of a dispute between Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic leaders in the state Assembly over whether to take revenues from a nonprofit health insurance company and use them for state programs.
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".