Bill De Blasio's greatest achievement of his first four years as mayor was implementing universal prekindergarten. His second term's success will depend on securing from Washington, D.C., and Albany the $700 million he says he'll need to expand early education to 3-year-olds. To do so, he should focus on raising educational standards, not taxes—advice he seems keen on ignoring so as to build his reputation as a Bernie Sanders–style reformer.
Richard and Lois Nicotra have been married 38 years, but they've had a love affair with Staten Island all their lives. "We're proud that we're New Yorkers," Richard, 64, said when I visited the Nicotra Group's offices this summer in the West Shore neighborhood of Bloomfield. "We're more proud that we're from Staten Island. We want to make it a better place." Staten Island is often described as the forgotten borough.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepped in last week to save Pier 55, the arts and culture complex that Barry Diller and his wife, Diane von Furstenberg, offered to build on the Far West Side but then abandoned after opponents, funded by developer Douglas Durst, used the courts to delay the project and drain it of resources. Durst wasn't interested in killing the undertaking so much as in holding it for ransom—namely, funding to complete the rest of Hudson River Park, which abuts one of his properties.
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".