A pair of bills the City Council passed this week to encourage everyday New Yorkers to get more involved in stamping out public corruption are winning praise from good government groups, but leaders cautioned that additional steps still need to be taken. The nonprofit group Reclaim New York endorsed a bill sponsored by Councilmember Vincent Gentile (D-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst) aimed at making it easier for everyday New Yorkers to report municipal corruption.
Forget Times Square! Coney Island is going to be one of the hottest places to ring in the New Year. Borough President Eric Adams announced plans for the Fourth Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration in Coney Island. The big event, which will take place in Steeplechase Plaza, will reach a crescendo at midnight with an exciting fireworks display from the historic Parachute Jump. The night will be filled with live musical performances. The festivities get under way at 6 p.m.
As part of her job, Karen Turner, an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, prosecutes cases against defendants charged with cruelty to animals. Turner, who serves as the chief of the Animal Cruelty Unit in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, was recently lauded for her work by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) at the organization’s annual luncheon. Turner was one of 17 law enforcement individuals who received awards from ASPCA at the event.
The internet is going to be like cable TV. We'll pay more to access certain sites, just like we pay more to get HBO because HBO isn't basic cable. And our internet service providers will be able block us from certain sites if they choose to do so. #goodbyenetneutrality
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".