DITMAS PARK — The new P.S.889/ M.S. 890 has been open at 510 Coney Island Avenue for two weeks now, and conditions around the school have improved only marginally. We wrote last week, that all that was added were No Standing School Zone and four tapes counting traffic. Over the weekend, two School Zone signs have been added on Coney Island Avenue, though at least one is rather obscured by bus stop signs and completely obscured while a bus is stopped at the bus stop.
The room for the town hall last night was packed to capacity and overflow was filling up as the Mayor took the microphone from Council Member Chaim Deutsch. He started the evening off with a handful of promises before opening up for questions. Here’s what got promised last night:Most of the questions focused on transportation – dangerous crosswalks, lack of bus stops, and bus shelters, sinkholes, and cracked pavement affecting seniors most urgently.
DITMAS PARK — Last week we wrote about the closing of Brooklyn Industries on Cortelyou Road. A few weeks before that, Stems, the flower shop that resided at Sycamore bar relocated to Prospect Heights (to co-locate with a yoga studio instead). It was a pleasant surprise to find out that Honeysuckle Hill Flowers will take up residency in the space vacated by Stems at Sycamore, opening September 27th.
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".