With Christmas a little more than a week away, and if you’re still looking for that perfect gift for the person who already has everything, the MTA may be able to help. The transit agency has old trash cans, beat up bus seats and subway signs that probably have some stories to tell all up for sale. As they say one agency’s trash, is another person’s treasure. The MTA said these items are unique and authentic collectibles that are useful in both the home and office.
BROOKLYN — You’ve heard of cats getting trapped up in a tree. Well one was stuck in a subway station. For weeks, there was a cat and mouse game in Brooklyn. The MTA says a cat had been at a Prospect Park station. It was jumping from the Q line and the Franklin Avenue shuttle tracks, not wanting anything to do with the train workers. Risking several of its lives, it got very close to the third rail. Passengers were reporting getting very used to seeing the railway cat.
The holiday shopping season is on, and consumer experts say Black Friday did not disappoint — numbers were some of the best in recent years. Shoppers spent more than $600 million Friday morning, but that was done more online than in the brick and mortar stores. With the massive amount of digital carts filling up, there were some black eyes for multiple major retailers on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. A Black Friday nightmare for Lowe’s — their website went out in the morning.
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".