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Andrea Bernstein

Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

Report: Soccer Deal Could Mean Yankees Garages In Arrears Until 2056

Monday, January 06, 2014

WNYC

A proposed deal to bring a soccer stadium to the Bronx would bail out the bondholders of a set of failed parking garages and delay payments to the New York City until 2056, according to an analysis released by the Independent Budget Office. The controversial garages, which paved over a park, have already cost taxpayers millions.

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This Week in Politics: Heat and Ice

Saturday, January 04, 2014

WNYC

After the overheated rhetoric of the mayoral inauguration, temperatures turned frigid--literally--and snow blanketed the region, presenting Bill de Blasio with his first test as mayor. He came out...um..shoveling. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Beth Fertig and Brian Lehrer break down a very manic week.

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Blizzard is de Blasio's First Big Test - How'd he Do?

Friday, January 03, 2014

A winter storm settled in across the northeast and parts of the Midwest last night, affecting an estimated 100 million people nation wide. This nor'easter is also providing a test for some incoming and outgoing mayors. Joining The Takeaway to give an update on the storm from across the country are Andrea Bernstein, metro editor for WNYC; Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter for our partner WGBH; and Quinn Klinefelter, senior news editor for WDET.

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Will de Blasio Blow Snow?

Thursday, January 02, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t finished appointing his top aides, but he’s already facing a major operational challenge: a snow storm.

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Mayor de Blasio: Traffic Fatalities "A Huge Public Safety Problem"

Thursday, January 02, 2014

WNYC

In his first working day in office, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said his administration would "focus a lot of energy" on reducing traffic fatalities, calling the issue "a huge public safety issue." His remarks came at the swearing in of his Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton.

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New York Remade: Before and After Bloomberg

Friday, December 27, 2013

WNYC

In the last 12 years, NYC has been transformed in ways that are wrenching, huge, and intimate. Here's how to wrap your head around Bloomberg's New York.

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This Week in Politics: Veteran Progressives

Saturday, December 21, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg just can't say goodbye—Bill de Blasio posits that it is government veterans who are best poised to make change—and Beth Fertig sketches out who the next schools chancellor might be. Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and Beth Fertig break down This Week in Politics.

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Feds Now Investigating GWB Lane Closures by Christie Appointees

Monday, December 16, 2013

WNYC

The federal government is now investigating the closures of two lanes leading on to the nation's busiest bridge by former appointees of Governor Chris Christie, a prominent national Republican who is eyeing a 2016 presidential bid.

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This Week in Politics: Goings and Comings

Saturday, December 14, 2013

WNYC

The roiling controversy surrounding Gov. Chris Christie's appointees at the Port Authority claims another resignation; Christie sits down with reporters; and Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio names another government veteran, this one to be the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. WYNC's Andrea Bernstein breaks it all down with New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon and City Hall reporter Brigid Bergin.

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Top Christie Aide Is Out at Port Authority

Friday, December 13, 2013

WNYC

Two. That's now the number of top Christie aides who have resigned in the wake of a roiling controversy over the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge back in September.

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The Best Lesbian Musical Ever! (And There Have Been a Lot)

Friday, December 13, 2013

WNYC

Actually, it's not a lesbian musical. It's a musical, and that's the point. While a lot of plays often close earlier than expected due to weak ticket sales, Fun Home has been extended four times at the Public Theater.

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Barclays is Ending Sponsorship of London's Bike Share

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WNYC

Barclays is ending its sponsorship of London's bike share program, commonly known as "Boris Bikes" after the London mayor, Boris Johnson, who launched the program.   The bank announced its decision in a statement released Wednesday afternoon, London time

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De Blasio Names New Budget Director

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

WNYC

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has named Dean Fuleihan as the city's new director of the Office of Management and Budget. 

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In GWB Hearing, "Aberrant" and "Illegal" Lane Ploy by Christie Men Draws Fire

Monday, December 09, 2013

WNYC

For as long as anyone can remember the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has worked like this: Two governors divide up the board and staff appointments, and the contracts that flow from that. No one blows the whistle on anyone else, because that might jeopardize one's own spoils. Not anymore.

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This Week in Politics: Handlers

Saturday, December 07, 2013

WNYC

A busy week for two Mayors and two Governors. Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg and incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio — all four had their reasons for running from the media and embracing us, for ducking questions and for answering them wholeheartedly. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.

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Report: Controversial Christie Appointee Out at Port Authority

Friday, December 06, 2013

WNYC

A controversial appointee of Governor Chris Christie has resigned from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, just as lawmakers are stepping up scrutiny of alleged politically-motivated closures of the George Washington Bridge by the Christie aide.  The Record of North Jersey is reporting that David Wildstein has said the closures have "been a distraction," and that he's decided to "move on."

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Help Us Crack a Case of Albany Corruption: The $3 Million Mystery

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

WNYC

There’s a new report out that alleges corrupt misdeeds in Albany, including hidden campaign expenditures and bundles of contributions made to non-profits connected to lawmakers. Among the many findings, one stood out to us: A non-profit, housed in a New York City storefront, has received $3 million in funding from state lawmakers to provide medical services, but doesn't appear to have offered much in the way of services.

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Governor Cuomo, in Full Disaster Mode, Seeks Press

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not Gov. Chris Christie. Cuomo does not regularly do national television interviews like "Meet the Press." He does not regularly out-wit reporters to a draw. He does not seek — and seek, and seek — the national glare. But there are exceptions: during disasters the magnitude of storms Sandy or Irene, and now Metro-North, he'll do things like pick up the phone and call Brian Lehrer.

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Don't Worry, Trains Are (Mostly) Still Safe

Monday, December 02, 2013

George Bibel, mechanical engineering professor and author of Train Wreck: The Forensics of Rail Disasters --  says that trains are up to 20 times safer than car travel (and 45 if you discount a recent Los Angeles crash), but that high-profile accidents like this can change perception.

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NJ Lawmaker Demands Appearance by Port Authority Chief on GWB Lane Closures

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WNYC

The New Jersey Assembly is subpoenaing Port Authority chief Pat Foye to explain closures on the George Washington Bridge earlier this year which snarled traffic for a week. The Port Authority's shifting explanations have led several state Democrats to charge it was a politically-motivated act of retribution against Fort Lee's mayor  -- who didn't support Governor Chris Christie's re-election.

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