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Andrea Bernstein

Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

Analyzing the Primary Election

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WNYC

It was quite a primary election. The powerful City Council speaker who led the mayoral race for much of the summer came in a distant third. Three famous -- and famously disgraced -- politicians begging for a second chance were defeated. And a Brooklyn liberal skyrocketed out of nowhere to grab 40 percent of Democrats' votes for mayor.

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In Roar for Change, Voters Pick De Blasio, Rebuke Quinn

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WNYC

With three quarters of Democratic voters saying they wanted change, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio just edged over the 40 percent needed to avoid a run-off in the Democratic primary.  But former Comptroller Bill Thompson, who came in second with 26 percent, vowed to plow on. The vote was a sharp rebuke to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and to City Council Christine Quinn, who ran as a nicer, gentler Bloomberg. Quinn came in a distant third. 

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Bloomberg Remarks Overshadow Democrats' Final Sprint

Sunday, September 08, 2013

WNYC

In a published interview Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave to New York Magazine, he called de Blasio's campaign "class-warfare" and "racist," praised Quinn for "seven and a half years of keeping legislation that never should have made it to the floor," and called on more Russian billionaires to move to the city.

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Interview: Bernstein on the Mayoral Race

Friday, September 06, 2013

WNYC

With only three more days before the mayoral primaries, the candidates are touring the five boroughs to make their final cases to voters.

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As Days Dwindle, Dems Vie For Advantage in Testy Debate

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

WNYC

As political candidates go, the five Democrats on stage Tuesday night couldn't be more similar. They all rose through New York's Democratic ranks. Four served in the City Council; two have been comptrollers. But judging by the darts aimed squarely at each other, they couldn't have been less happy to find themselves in the same forum.

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Leaps, Sharp Elbows, and Some Sorrow at West Indian Day Parade

Monday, September 02, 2013

WNYC

The day’s festivities began on a more muted note, as candidates reacted to the news of the shooting death of a 1 year-old Brooklyn boy on Sunday evening. The top Democrats running for mayor were united in their call for expanded community policing efforts, but that didn't stop them from criticizing each other.

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In Raucous Debate, De Blasio Feels the Heat

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WNYC

In a 90-minute debate characterized by finger-jabbing, shouting, cracked voices, and flying accusations,  Bill de Blasio came under the first sustained fire of the campaign from opponents Chris Quinn and Bill Thompson. And while he didn't lose his cool, de Blasio also appeared marginally less comfortable under the kleig lights than rival Quinn.

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NJ Transit Disregarded Its Own Hurricane Plan

Monday, August 19, 2013

WNYC

Now it can be told:  New Jersey transit never had a plan to move its trains to low-lying areas during Sandy. The decision to move much of its fleet to rail yards in the Meadowlands and Hoboken resulted in damage to almost 400 locomotives and rail cars, snarling commutes for months. But according to documents newly released to the Record newspaper, that wasn't the plan at all. 

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Some Upstate Quality Time for Cuomo

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s name is frequently mentioned as a possible Presidential contender in 2016, that is, if former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doesn’t run.

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This Week In Politics: Celebrity Over Substance

Saturday, August 03, 2013

WNYC

We've gone from talking about garbage removal in the Mayor's race straight into the potty. It's now almost impossible to talk about the New York City Mayor's race without using some pretty terrible language. 

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MTA Restoring Service on Some Lines

Monday, July 22, 2013

WNYC
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says for the second year in a row, it's able to restore some service it slashed in 2010.
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After 12 Years of Bloomberg, Data Reigns in the Schools

Thursday, July 11, 2013

It’s no surprise that a mayor who built his fortune developing a computer system that gave the financial industry access to immense amounts of data would apply a technocratic approach to government. But Michael Bloomberg’s belief in data changed the entire conversation about public education in New York City by focusing on tests like never before.

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In Bloomberg's New York, The Poor Move Further Out, Lengthening Commutes

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WNYC

Increasing numbers of New Yorkers are traveling within or between the outer boroughs to get to work, often using a Manhattan-centric transportation system that is not well suited to getting them where they need to go.

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As Bloomberg Built Affordable Housing, City Became Less Affordable

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

WNYC

Near the beginning of his three terms in office, Mayor Bloomberg made two promises: He'd pump billions into affordable housing. And he'd do everything he could to make the city more desirable. He kept both promises.

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New York, the Vertical City, Kept Rising Under Bloomberg

Monday, July 08, 2013

WNYC

How the city went from terrorist victim to the over-successful city in 12 short years.

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Labor's Allegiance Split in NYC Mayoral Race

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Council Speaker Christine Quinn picked up the endorsement Tuesday of 32BJ, a big regional union that represents cleaning workers, doormen and security guards.

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Citi Bike Fail Rate Drops Sharply

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

WNYC

The system is still experiencing problems. But after we wrote about this last week, the percentage of stations out of service for four or more hours dropped from an average of ten percent to about two and a half percent.

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CHART: Mumford and Sons Fans Take the Subway to Barclays. Barbra Fans: Notsomuch

Thursday, June 13, 2013

WNYC

Barclays was designed for public transit, but some visitors have a distinct preference for getting there behind the wheel: to wit, fans of Barbra Streisand and Andrea Bocelli.

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Ten Percent of Citi Bike Docks Appear to Fail Each Day

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

To be sure, our analysis isn't perfect. But by scraping station data, the WNYC Data News Team found that, in the last week, an average of 35 stations -- ten percent of the program's 330 stations -- had no activity for four or more hours during the day, indicating no bikes were checked out or returned.

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Wall Street Journal Editor Has Even More to Say on Bike Share

Friday, June 07, 2013

WNYC

When the Wall Street Journal's Dorothy Rabinowitz called Citi Bike a product of Mayor Bloomberg's "autocratic, totalitarian" mind, the reaction wasn't exactly muted.  New York Magazine concocted a Venn diagram addressing why conservatives hate Citi Bike (hint: it's vaguely French), and even Jon Stewart jumped in with"Slow Down, Lady Hunger Games!" and a hefty 5 1/2 minute segment. Now, Rabinowitz is back for more.

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