Andrea Bernstein

Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

An Overview of the WTC Rebuilding Efforts Since Last Year

Friday, September 09, 2005

In two days, political leaders somberly will gather at the World Trade Center site along with the family members of the victims who died there four years ago. The bells will toll four times to mark the planes hitting the buildings and the collapse of ...


Deconstruction of Deutsche Bank Building Begins

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Years after it was damaged, workers finally have started the process of taking down the former Deutsche Bank Building next to the World Trade Center site.

REPORTER: The 40-story building was damaged during the September 11th attacks. Since then its toxic contents hindered both repair and ...


Miller to Await Decision by Campaign Finance Board

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

A state supreme court judge has declined to intervene in a dispute between the Gifford Miller campaign for Mayor and the City Campaign Finance Board. The judge said the Miller campaign should wait for the board to issue a decision instead.

REPORTER: At issue is whether ...


A Day in the Life: Fernando Ferrer

Friday, August 26, 2005

For former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, the 2005 campaign is take three. In 1997 he ran and dropped out early. In 2001, he narrowly lost a run off election to Mark Green, who went on to narrowly lose himself to Michael Bloomberg. But the ...


Voters Get Chance to Scrutinize Dems in Debate

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

The four democratic candidates for mayor will face off in their first official televised debate tonight.

Though candidates have been campaigning for months, this evening's debate will be the first time a large voting audience will begin to scrutinize the four democrats.

For front runner Fernando Ferrer, ...


MTA Board Leans Toward Ratner

Thursday, July 28, 2005

The MTA did not choose a developer for the Brooklyn rail yards at its board meeting yesterday. But it indicated a very strong preference for Forest City Ratner. It will be another forty five before that developers plan for an arena and high rise complex ...


Atlantic Yards Bids up for Discussion at MTA Meeting

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

The MTA is expected to take up the question of who will be awarded the Atlantic Yards at its monthly board meeting this morning. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more on what's at stake.

There are two bids for the railyards: Forest City Ratner, favored by the ...


Gifford Miller's Flyer Controversy

Friday, July 22, 2005

City Council Speaker Gifford Miller spent half of the city council’s mailing budget last year on a wave of mid-June mailings that critics say were designed to boost his mayoral campaign. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein takes a look at the controversy continuing to swirl around the ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...