One of downtown's busiest and best-known streets is getting a makeover. Later this summer, $6.5 million of work will go into widening Allen Street, jazzing up its streetscape and redesigning sidewalks, all making for what designers hope will be smoother and safer traffic flow for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. New infrastructure for water and utility lines below ground also is on tap. So are Victorian gas lamp-style light posts, new garbage receptacles, benches and bike racks.
Dennice Barr's Grape Street home has been in her family for 70 years, tucked in the Fruit Belt where escalating rents are becoming the norm. Three blocks away on Lemon Street, India B. Walton pays $1,200 per month to rent a single-family home. Both women are worried about something that would have seemed absurd 15 years ago: whether a rush of people who want to live in the neighborhood will make it difficult – even impossible – for them to stay.
Hyatt's All Things Creative, one of Allentown's most familiar businesses, is leaving its home of almost 60 years and moving to North Buffalo. The store, at 910 Main St. across from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, is expanding to a new, 40,000-square-foot building under construction at an undisclosed location 4 miles from its Main Street flagship store that in the last several years has seen a sizable surge in its online business, much of it reaching overseas to Europe.
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".