The day public housing tenant Sherron Page learned her 4-year-old son, Kyan, had tested positive for an alarmingly high level of lead in his blood, she did not know what Mayor de Blasio knew. On that day in July, de Blasio had known for more than a year that NYCHA was in violation of a local law and a federal regulation requiring annual inspections for lead paint. He knew NYCHA had failed to check thousands of apartments that should have been inspected.
Sixto Martinez, who lives at the Melrose Houses with his wife and two kids, routinely sees paint chips in his bathroom in the South Bronx. And he sees flaking paint in his 13-year-old son’s bedroom. What he hasn’t seen lately are NYCHA workers who are supposed to conduct annual inspections for lead paint, leaving his children exposed to a potential health hazard lurking in the walls.
Now that he thinks about it, Mayor de Blasio said Monday maybe he should have mentioned that the city had failed for years to perform required lead paint inspections when he learned about it more than a year ago. "I think that's a fair point and in retrospect, I wish we had," de Blasio said, offering his first in-person comments on the growing lead paint scandal at the city Housing Authority.
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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
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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".