|– (minus sign to exclude a search term)
- Typing a minus sign immediately before a word or phrase (without a space) indicates that you do not want the search result to contain this word or phrase at all.
- Example: You are looking for a certain type of public nuisance decision, but searching “public nuisance” displays a large amount of decisions dealing with advertising signs, a topic not relevant to your search. In order to narrow your search, you could try: “public nuisance” AND –sign.
- Be careful when using this function. CityAdmin will not show you any document that contains the search term.
- Example: You are looking for ULURP recommendations by the Manhattan Borough President regarding projects near Clinton Park, but you do not want City Planning Commission reports.
- By searching for “Clinton Park” AND “Borough President” AND –“City Planning”, you will not see any Borough President recommendations that contain the words “City Planning” anywhere in the document.
- When to Use: you want to reduce the number of search results.