Organizers of Sunday’s Hispanic Day Parade in Manhattan expressed pride in Christopher Columbus — and said his statue should remain in place at Columbus Circle. “We celebrate the parade around Oct. 12 each year because that’s the day we recognize Columbus coming to the Americas,” said Colombian immigrant Aldolfo del Valle, 77, of Flushing who emceed the annual march up Fifth Avenue. “He was Italian, but he came in the name of Spain and we speak Spanish.
A student at Manhattan’s famed LaGuardia HS threatened to shoot up the school in a disturbing Instagram post Thursday night, according to police. Bennett Lin, 17, a senior, was arrested at his home after posting an online poll asking if he “should shoot up the whole school tomorrow” around 10:45 pm. Others who saw the startling message alerted cops, who made an arrest. Officers vetted the renowned school – known for top flight arts programs and star-studded alumni list – and deemed it safe Friday.
A Queens teacher was busted Friday for sending graphic photos and videos to a former student when she was just 14-years-old, according to the Queens DA’s office. Michael Cognato, 35, of Bethpage, allegedly met the teen while he was her eighth grade math teacher at IS 93 in Ridgewood and continued to communicate with her after she graduated. Beginning this past summer, Cognato initiated explicit sexual conversations with the girl and sent her several naked pictures of himself, officials said.
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".