After a hurricane passes and flood waters recede, broken glass, mold, E. coli and other hazards remain as dangers to the people cleaning up. Day laborers and immigrants, who did much of the cleanup after hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, are at risk because they are the least likely to have respirators or protective gear and the most likely to face exploitation from their employers.
The term "luxury" is thrown around a lot because it is a subjective term, but what does it mean? To some, simply having a place to sleep each night is a luxury. Others don't call it luxury unless it's gold-plated everything. But part of a real estate agent's job is to put prices on things, and in the Capital Region "luxury" sells for $500,000 and up for residential properties. That's according to Lou Izzo, the co-owner, broker and president of Select Sotheby's International Realty.
Tami Harrington was newly widowed and the owner of two giant dogs when she started looking at apartments. Property managers said no as soon as they heard a Rottweiler and a 100-plus-pound golden retriever would be coming with her. Many apartment communities have restrictions on what kind of dogs and how big of a dog can live there. Then Harrington heard about the Van Allen Apartments, a complex being built in North Greenbush by the Amedore Group and run by Sunrise Management.
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".