Primary Election Day is Tuesday. Several incumbent Queens city council members face challengers and there are two hot races for two open council seats. Michael Nussbaum the publisher of the Queens Tribune spoke to NY1's Rocco Vertuccio about the races to watch in the borough.
NEW YORK - Overdose Awareness Day is being marked today with a so-called "funeral march" through Manhattan. Marchers are demanding the government do more to tackle the uptick of drug overdose deaths, which the city calls an epidemic. The mock procession will look to call attention to the issue, and call for more public services and intervention programs to help addicts. More than 1,300 New Yorkers died from a drug overdose last year - that's a 46 percent increase from the previous year.
A transplanted Texan living on Staten Island is organizing a relief effort for Tropical Storm Harvey victims in Houston. And he's hoping New Yorkers will pitch in and help too. NY1's Rocco Vetuccio filed the following report. "Serving, you are giving back to other people, and it's not about what you get out of it: It's about what the other people get out of what you are doing for them," said Joe Bedwell. As a member of the FDNY, Bedwell serves the 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".