Tonight, North Brooklyn transportation activists will gather together to discuss the coming year, and it’s pretty clear which topic will dominate the conversation: the L train closure. Hosted by Transportation Alternatives, the gathering is 2018’s first iteration of a monthly North Brooklyn meet-up designed to keep residents informed about upcoming meetings important to safe, equitable transit development in the neighborhood, said Luke Ohlson, a senior organizer for the group.
BATH BEACH – Early this morning, a three-alarm erupted in a commercial building in Bath Beach, at the storefront of Universal Tile. Firefighters received the call at 3:46 am, said the FDNY, responding to 2162 Bath Avenue, between Bay 29th Street and Bay Parkway, where the first floor of a two-story commercial building was on fire. The call was ultimately raised to a third alarm, said the FDNY, with 33 units and more than 138 firefighters responding. The FDNY had the fire under control by 7:25 am.
Two fresh faces have been added to the ranks of the New York City Council’s Progressive Caucus in Brooklyn Councilmembers Alicka Ampry-Samuel and Justin Brannan, both recently sworn in for their first terms on the council. Progressives make up nearly half of the City Council, with 21 of the 51 Councilmembers in the 2018-2021 counted among their ranks. A third of that number is made up of Brooklyn Democrats, including Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, who co-chairs the Progressive Caucus.
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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".