Legislative leaders struggling to reach a compromise to extend mayoral control of city schools have floated the idea of reviving “zombie” charters to let all involved save face, two sources with knowledge of the negotiations said. The compromise would require that state statutes be changed to allow certificates for closed or never-opened charter schools be transferred to new schools. The city has 13 such charter certificates. The deal would give Mayor de Blasio an extension of mayoral control.
GOP mayoral hopeful Paul Massey is trying to make himself the “green” candidate — with a proposal to cover over parts of the BQE and Cross Bronx expressways with leafy new public parks. The plan from the millionaire real-estate developer could cost as much as $400 million. “Green growth will replace expressways with greenways across New York, providing neighborhoods with desperately needed parks and public spaces,” said Massey.
Lions, tigers, elephants and dancing bears don’t have to give up their jobs just yet. The City Council passed a bill Wednesday that banning wild animals from public performances, but delayed enforcement for up to a year and a half to give circuses time to comply. The vote was 43-6. In its current form, the bill is set to take effect in six months. Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said an additional bill is in the works to extend the timeline.
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".