°F Slightly cooler today with showers possible this afternoon. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Andrea Bernstein

Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

Strip Search Settlement Could Cost City Millions

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The city is offerring cash to anyone who was illegally strip searched by the correction department from 1999 to 2002. The settlement could cost the city tens of millions of dollars. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

According to federal law, authorities are not allowed to strip ...


Pataki Rides Subway to Prove Safety

Thursday, July 07, 2005

New York Governor George Pataki took a subway ride today to demonstrate to New Yorkers the subways are safe. Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: At a press conference at Grand Central station, Governor Pataki said there was no drop-off in subway ridership today. He urged New Yorkers ...


New York Comes in a Disappointing Fourth Place

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

After an eleven year marathon, 50 million dollars, and a last minute sprint, it all ended in a moment. New York came in a disappointing fourth in today’s vote in Singapore to choose a host for the 2012 summer Olympic games. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein reports.

It ...


Former Presidents on Tape at Olympic Vote

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

President Bush and former President Clinton will address the International Olympic Committee via videotape when New York makes its final presentation in singapore before wednesday's vote. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

Video pitches by the president and former president will headline New YOrk's final presentation, which begins ...


Sen. Clinton Joins Olympic Bid

Friday, July 01, 2005

Senator Hillary Clinton will join Mayor Bloomberg in Singapore in a last minute push to bring the 2012 summer olympic games to New York. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

Senator's Clinton's appearance will give the New York bid some high-wattage. Clinton and Bloomberg will argue that New ...


Drinking Water Alert in NYC

Thursday, June 30, 2005

People with compromised immune systems should only drink bottled or boiled water until noon tomorrow.

REPORTER: The New York City department of health says, after heavy flooding upstate, higher than normal levels of particles were detected at the Hillview resevoir. The levels were first noted at ...


Newer, Safer Freedom Tower

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the new design for the freedom tower meets top safety standards.

The new building is slimmer and further from the street. The first eight stories will be encased in metal -- titanium or stainless steel, architects say.

Commissioner Kelly says moving the building an average 90 feet ...


New Freedom Tower Design Unveiled

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Redevelopment officials unveiled the new design for the Freedom Tower, the signature building to be built at Ground Zero. Its look is similar to that of one of the old World Trade Center towers.

Governor Pataki ordered a redesign for the Freedom Tower after the NYPD ...


Supreme Court Rules for Eminent Domain

Thursday, June 23, 2005

In a decision that could have implications for development proposals in Brooklyn and Queens, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled cities can seize private homes and businesses for commercial economic development projects.

The 5 - 4 ruling arose from a dispute in New London, Connecticut. Writing ...


Some Prospect Heights Residents Fear "Future Brooklyn"

Thursday, June 23, 2005

The Prospect Heights of Brooklyn today will be nothing like the prospect heights of the next decade, if developers are successful. “Future Brooklyn” as they call it, will be a brand new neighborhood with 40 story high rises, a basketball arena, and office towers. But ...


Cablevision and MSG Spent $30M to Lobby Against Stadium

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Over $40 million was spent on the campaigns for and against the West Side Stadium.

According a report by Common Cause/NY, the biggest spenders by far were cablevision and Madison Square Garden, which spent over $30 million on advertising and lobbying against the stadium.

The Jets and ...


Queens Stadium is Mayor's Plan B

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Mayor Michael Bloomberg now says he wants to locate the Olympic stadium in Queens. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: As recently as a week ago, leaders of New York's 2012 olympic bid argued they had no back up plan if a Manhattan stadium were rejected. But ...


Jets Won't Give Up on Stadium

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The New York Jets say they are not giving up their pursuit of a stadium on Manhattan's West Side.

At a raucous and sometimes angry press conference of West Side stadium supporters, Jets president Jay Cross says the team has been through far too much to ...


Stadium Vote May Have Crushed Olympic Bid

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

NYC2012 officials are expressing dismay that New York's bid to host the 2012 Olympics may be mortally wounded.

Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff has managed to be optimistic every step of the way. As late as yesterday morning, he was saying the controversy over the stadium showed ...


Bloomberg, Bruno and Silver Push Stadium Vote Back

Saturday, June 04, 2005

The final approval vote on the west side stadium has once again been postponed, this time until Monday. The delay came after a night and morning of intense and sometimes dramatic maneuvering between Mayor Bloomberg and two of the men on whom the vote rests: ...


Stadium Vote Moved to Monday

Friday, June 03, 2005

The final approval vote on the West Side Stadium has been postponed until Monday.

After a furious night and morning of negotiations, Mayor Bloomberg succeeded in staving off what appeared to be a 'no' vote. Silver was to hold a press conference at Ground Zero to explain ...


Jets Score in Legal Fight Over Stadium

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The New York Jets won a big legal victory today. It allows them to take over the Hudson Rail yards from the MTA as soon as next Wednesday. The court decision gives the sports team a big boost of momentum as it faces a final ...


Jets Claim Victory in Stadium Deal

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The New York Jets are claiming "complete and total victory" in today's legal decision allowing them to take over the Hudson Rail Yards from the MTA.

REPORTER: A state supreme court justice has thrown out four lawsuits that alleged the MTA acted unfairly in awarding the ...


Brooklyn Arena Promises Affordable Housing

Friday, May 27, 2005

The proposed Nets arena in the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn got a warm reception from the New York City Council yesterday. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: As with the West Side stadium, the City Council doesn't get a formal vote on the Brooklyn arena. But councilmember ...


Stadium Vote Will Take Place

Thursday, May 26, 2005

The public authorities control board will meet next week to vote on the West Side Stadium's fate. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: Both Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno have balked at holding a vote, saying they don't have enough information ...