“It’s like home for us,” an officer said outside his truck in Crown Heights this week. The Police Department’s 72 mobile command centers are used for a variety of reasons, including parades and other large events, as a response to spikes in neighborhood crime or to protect possible terrorist targets. The command center in Crown Heights, parked near the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters on Eastern Parkway, has been there for years.
They called it the “Brooklyn shack,” a warren of newspaper offices near the Police Department’s Park Slope precinct station house, and the reporters were sitting there, divining the direction of that particular Friday morning’s news, when they were rocked by the crash that seemed to split the sky open. “It was like nothing I’d ever heard before, and I spent four years in the service in the Korean War,” said William Federici, then with The Daily News. “It was mind-boggling.
Their colleagues across the Hudson River, the conductors on the New Jersey Transit railroad, don’t have it any better. “You’re getting yelled at. You’re getting smart remarks. People don’t want to pay,” said a conductor on various lines servicing northern New Jersey. If someone won’t pay, the conductor shrugs and moves on. “I’m not a bouncer,” he said. It’s a tough time to work on the rails that move millions of people to and around New York City every day.
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".