It's audible on Staten Island roads every day: We are an Island of horn honkers:In New York City, it's illegal to honk your car horn except under emergency circumstances. The NYPD can issue summonses that carry a $350 fine for unnecessary use of the horn, or any other noise coming from a car, such as a car alarm. But no such summonses have been handed out on Staten Island so far this year, according to NYPD data.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- We're more than halfway through summer, and the days are getting shorter. The sun set at 8 p.m. sharp Thursday night. In just four weeks, sunset will be at 7:17 p.m. So, if you like to take a walk after dinner, you'll need to dine earlier. Which brings us to this question: How safe do you feel walking around your block on Staten Island at night? Let's use 11 p.m. as the time we're referring to.
A new traffic signal on Hylan Boulevard went live this week -- this one at its intersection with Fieldway Avenue in Great Kills. It's a block south of the light at Keegans Lane, and a few blocks north of the one at Hillside Terrace. Last night, while doing a pickup on the South Shore, I was, of course, stopped by a red light at the new signal both coming and going. With that extra time on my hands, I started thinking: Is this light necessary?
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".