For years the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has planned to sell a handful of development parcels to the highest bidder to help fund its $32.5 billion capital plan. But many parcels require the City Council to approve zoning changes before they can be sold. A vote this month, however, showed the priorities of the council and the MTA to be at odds. For now, the council is winning. At issue is a state law requiring public authorities to dispense assets for no less than fair market value.
The Related Cos. inked a deal for $162 million in debt backed by 30 unsold apartments at 520 West 28th St., a condo building designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid that is nearing completion near the High Line, according to a report in The Real Deal. The loan documents posted this week indicate that the firm had only closed on 10 units.
The city will delay its rezoning of the Garment District for a second time after a steering committee released a set of recommendations for easing protections for local fashion firms without gutting the sector. The committee, led by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and comprised of local businesses, community groups and landlords, offered 13 suggestions for the rezoning, which is being led by the Economic Development Corp.
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".