SAN JUAN — This weekend, San Juan hosts the Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián, a wild, joyous, Mardi-Gras-like close-of-the-Christmas-season festival. Even though some 40 percent of the island still does not have power in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Maria, Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz did not spoil the party. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg was faced with a similar decision days after Superstorm Sandy.
Ben Krakauer, the city’s assistant commissioner for emergency management, had two reactions when he saw the Saturday alert about a ballistic missile heading toward Hawaii. First, he worried “that this was real,” devastation inbound on the country. Once it became clear the alert was a mistake, Krakauer, who has worked on the wireless emergency alert program in NYC since it was introduced in 2012, had another fear: that public trust would be eroded in the blaring text-like alerts to your phone.
When the novelist Angela Flournoy first moved to New York over a decade ago, she told her Harlem landlord that she was a writer. Excitedly, he informed her of a literary landmark just down the block: on 127th Street, the house of Langston Hughes, who wrote of dreams deferred and American possibilities. So Flournoy made a pilgrimage that a lot of young black writers come to New York to make. “I just went to stand in front of it,” she says.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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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".