Streams

Andrea Bernstein

Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

Politics And Punishment On Rikers Island

Thursday, July 15, 2004








<i>Photo: Mayor Bloomberg appoints Martin Horn as Corrections Commissioner (nyc.gov)</i>Politics And Punishment on Rikers Island
July 15, 2004
» Listen to the 30 minute documentary
In late 2002 word began ...

Comment

Politics and Punishment on Rikers Island: Part II

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Earlier, WNYC looked at how hundreds of employees of the New York City Department of Correction came to work on Republican political campaigns for a decade beginning in the 1990's, often on City time. Those who participated were rewarded with the choicest assignments and promotions. Those who worked for Democrats ...

Comment

Politics and Punishment on Rikers Island: Part I

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

In 2002, in the final weeks of Governor George Pataki's campaign for re-election, word began to emerge that New York City Correction Department employees were working on Republican political campaigns -- often while on-duty. Now, WNYC takes a close look at the system of rewards and punishments on Rikers Island ...

Comment

Audience Turns Up Heat in 9/11 Hearings

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

After almost thirteen hours of testimony, the 9-11 Commission concluded their New York City hearings. Yesterday the federal panel grilled city commissioners on the details of emergency procedures, but the tone shifted today with the heat coming from audience members. Andrea Bernstein covered the hearings for WNYC.

Comment

Excruciating Detail in 9/11 Commission Hearings

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

The September 11th Commission brought its public hearings to the New School University in Greenwich Village today. The focus of today's hearings was how well the city's emergency responders coordinated with one another on the day of the attacks - and what, if anything, has changed since. The day started ...

Comment

NYPD Implements Strip Search Training

Friday, May 14, 2004

In a break form the past, the NYPD now plans to implement new training to educate officers about the department's strip search policies. This comes after the Civilian Complaint Review board found evidence that officers routinely carry out illegal strip searches. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports:

Comment

Homeless Commissioner Vows to end "Handshake Hotels"

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

After two decades of housing homeless people in emergency hotel rooms with no formal contracts, the City's homeless commissioner says the agency is in active negotiations with hotel owners to end the system of "handshake hotels." WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

The promise came last October.

Bloomberg: We reached the conclusion that it ...

Comment

9/11 Imagery in Campaign Ads

Thursday, March 11, 2004

President Bush is in Long Island today, attending a ground-breaking for a September Eleventh memorial. His visit today - the first to New York in months - comes as Republican Party officials are vowing to keep 9-11 front and center in the President's campaign for re-election. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein takes ...

Comment

Spitzer: Gay Marriage Illegal in N.Y.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer issued an opinion Wednesday saying gay marriage is illegal in New York, as the law currently stands. That isn't preventing fifty couples in New York City from showing up at the city clerk's office today, asking for marriage licenses. And it isn't stopping New ...

Comment

New Yorkers Decide: Edwards or Kerry?

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Democrats John Edwards and John Kerry face off in a nationally televised debate tonight, one of two debates before next Tuesday's New York primary. More than deciding between the two candidates on the issues, Democratic voters will need to choose between two very different histories - and two different approaches. ...

Comment

Campaign Notebook: John Kerry

Monday, February 23, 2004

Democratic frontrunner John Kerry swept through New York City yesterday to rally his democratic base. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein was with the candidate. She has this campaign notebook.

The Kerry campaign is barely breaking a sweat here.

Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome Congressman Charles Rangel and Senator John Kerry

In a ...

Comment

Campaign Notebook: John Edwards

Monday, February 23, 2004

Senator John Edwards campaigns in Rochester tonight - his fourth straight day of New York campaign stops. His campaign now has the opportunity its been hungering for, to take on John Kerry, freed of much of the clutter of the Democratic field. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has been on the trail ...

Comment

New Transit Hub Looks Like Phoenix Rising

Friday, January 23, 2004

With the unveiling of the new downtown transit hub, officials say the last of the major pieces of the World Trade Center site design are in place. Civic boosters and critics alike say the design is part of a new moment in New York City architecture. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has ...

Comment

WTC Memorial Design Chosen

Wednesday, January 07, 2004



Listen to the story at NPR

A jury in New York City has chosen a design featuring pools of water, a paved stone field, and a grove of trees for the World Trade Center memorial. The choice of the design by a New York City employee came from among ...

Comment

Freedom Tower Design Announced

Friday, December 19, 2003

As the deadline for a final design for the 1776 foot tall freedom tower approaches, discussions between its architects have been on again, off again. Yesterday both men, master planner Daniel Libesind and Larry Silverstein's architect, David Childs, joined Governor Pataki at a ceremony marking the construction of the tenant ...

Comment

Freedom Tower Deadline Approaches, No Design Yet

Friday, December 12, 2003

As the deadline for a final design for the 1776 foot tall freedom tower approaches, discussions between its architects have been on again, off again. Yesterday both men, master planner Daniel Libesind and Larry Silverstein's architect, David Childs, joined Governor Pataki at a ceremony marking the construction of the tenant ...

Comment

World Trade Center PATH Station Re-opens

Monday, November 24, 2003

This morning, for the first time since September 11, a PATH train will roll into Lower Manhattan. There is a huge blue and white sign that hangs over the platform. It says World Trade Center Station. In this reporter's notebook, WNYC's Andrea Bernstein takes a look at what's in that ...

Comment

WTC Memorial Finalists

Thursday, November 20, 2003

New York is now one step closer to getting a memorial for the September 11 attacks. Yesterday officials unveiled 8 finalists. Selected from among 5200 entries the eight have a varied approach to remembering those who died. But all are organized around the geometry of the footprints of the World ...

Comment

Pataki Busy Stumping and Stamping Out Fires

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Governor Pataki has a busy day stumping around the state for Republican candidates today. This is part of a massive fundraising effort by the governor for the GOP nationwide, which also includes a stop in the key early-caucus state of Iowa next week. All this is prompting speculation that he's ...

Comment

Private Rooming House Offers Address to Parolees

Thursday, October 16, 2003

When prisoners are released on parole, the state requires they have an address. For parolees with AIDS or HIV, that address is often a small private rooming house. As WNYC's Andrea Bernstein found, the combination of little regulation, a souring economy - and a guaranteed stream of income -- can ...

Comment