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Andrea Bernstein

Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LMDC to Spend $800 Million in Lower Manhattan

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation says it will spend its remaining $800 million building neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: The money includes $50 million for affordable housing, to preserve 2000 units and build 300 new ones. There's also money to encourage tourism ...

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Pirro Likely to Run for Attorney General

Monday, May 23, 2005

Republican Westchester District Attorney Jeaninne Pirro says she will NOT run for re-election this fall but will seek statewide office in 2006 in stead. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: Pirro told the Associated Press that it wouldn't be fair to ask the people of ...

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MTA Solicits Bids For Atlantic Rail Yards

Friday, May 20, 2005

The MTA is accepting proposals to purchase the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. That's where developer Bruce Ratner wants to build an arena, ofices and high-rise apartment buildings. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: In the back of the business section of the New York Times on Tuesday, ...

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Speaker Silver Hesitant to Approve Stadium

Friday, May 20, 2005

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is keeping up the pressure on Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg to offer concessions on Lower Manhattan before he votes on the West Side Stadium. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: In a speech to Lower Manhattan business leaders, Speaker Silver laid out ...

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No Action in Albany on Jets Stadium

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

There won't be any action in Albany today on the proposal to build a stadium on the West Side for use by the New York Jets.

Last night, Governor Pataki took the proposal off the agenda of a state board set for a nail biter vote ...

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Pataki Postpones Stadium Vote

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Governor Pataki has postponed today's up or down vote on the West Side stadium project. WNYC's Andrea bernstein has more

The stated reason for the delay is that State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver didn't have enough information to approve the ...

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Stadium Vote in Speaker Silver's Hands

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

All eyes are on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in Albany right now. According to arcane Albany rules, each legislative leader has one chance to ask for a deferment of the final approval vote on the west side stadium.

Last night, State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno ...

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Albany Lawmakers Looking to Postpone Stadium Vote

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Legislative leaders in Albany say they're working to postpone tomorrow's vote on whether to approve the West Side stadium. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

Governor Pataki says it's time to vote, and any delay could hurt New York's chances to host the 2012 olympics. He says the ...

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Freedom Tower Gets New Design

Thursday, May 05, 2005

There will be a new design for the Freedom Tower. Governor Pataki issued word late yesterday that he'd convened a meeting with Mayor Bloomberg and redevelopment officials and they'd agreed to draw up new plans.

The announcement came after weeks of criticism that the Governor and ...

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Re-drawing the Freedom Tower

Thursday, May 05, 2005

There will be a new design for the Freedom Tower. Governor Pataki issued word late yesterday that he'd convened a meeting with Mayor Bloomberg and redevelopment officials and they'd agreed to draw up new plans.

The announcement came after weeks of criticism that the Governor and ...

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Jets Air Rights Decision Delayed

Thursday, May 05, 2005

The New York Jets won't get the air rights to the MTA's Hudson Rail Yards until at least June 2, a judge said today.

REPORTER: In a Manhattan courtroom this morning, three sets of lawyers opposing the west side stadium argued for a judge to stop ...

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Freedom Tower Caught up in Blame Game

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

After 9/11, officials said rebuilding the World Trade Center would be a top priority. But three and a half years later, no structures are being built and officials are blaming each other. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: Ten months ago, Mayor Bloomberg, Larry Silverstein, choirs, bagpipers ...

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Rezoning Williamsburg

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Next week, a city council committee will decide whether to rezone the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Under the Bloomberg Administration plan, 175 blocks would be freed up for new uses, there would be 9000 new apartments, and new parks.

But residents and elected officials ...

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MTA Faces 2nd Lawsuit Over Stadium

Monday, April 18, 2005

The MTA is facing a second lawsuit for its decision to transfer its Hudson rail Yards to the New York Jets.

Now its the straphangers campaign and three government watchdog groups. In a case filed in state supreme court, the groups allege the MTA violated its ...

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Development Corp. Okays Jets Stadium

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

The Jets stadium is now one step closer to reality. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports, the Empire State Development Corporation has given its approval.

There was so little suspense in today's action that the press release announcing approval was prepared in advance.

GARGANO: All in favor: aye, all ...

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Bloomberg Shrugs Off MSG's Suit

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Mayor Bloomberg is shrugging off Madison Square Garden's lawsuit. It seeks to block the MTA from transfering the development rights for the Hudson Yards to the New York Jets.

The Mayor and his allies are downplaying the lawsuit, saying they expected it all along.

BLOOMBERG: If you ...

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The MTA, the Stadium and the Jets

Friday, April 01, 2005

The New York Jets won unanimous approval from the MTA for their plan to build a stadium over the Hudson Rail Yards yesterday.

The vote clears the way for dramatic change in Manhattan and will bring the troubled transit agency more money.

WNYC's Beth Fertig takes a ...

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