Andrea Bernstein

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Brooklyn Arena Supporters Got Millions From Ratner

Friday, September 30, 2005

A newly formed group that is supporting the Ratner arena project in Brooklyn reported to the IRS last year that it had recieved $5 million from developer Forest City Ratner. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports

REPORTER: Brandishing documents obtained under the freedom of information act, members of ...


In Mayor's Race, What are Dems Thinking?

Friday, September 30, 2005

With just over five weeks to go in the Mayor's race, polls show Democratic nominee Fernando Ferrer is lagging. That comes in a city that voted overwhelmingly against President Bush. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein took a walk through three New York City neighborhoods to find out ...


Ground Zero Snohetta Building Needs Museum Director

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Downtown rebuilding czar John Cahill today gave fresh details on what will happen in the cultural building at Ground Zero. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: With a years long planning process upended by Governor Pataki, the vaunted museum being designed by the norwegian firm Snohetta ...


Daniels Eyes Republican Nomination for Governor

Friday, September 16, 2005

Secretary of State Randy Daniels is one step closer to running for the Republican nomination for Governor. He's quitting his job to devote more time to the campaign. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

Daniels hasn't officially announced, but he's been agressively travelling the state courting Republican support ...


Atlantic Yards Project Still Needs Several Approvals

Thursday, September 15, 2005

The MTA has voted overwhelmingly to sell the atlantic yards to Forest City Ratner, but the project still needs several more approvals. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: Forest City Ratner Executive Vice President Jim Stuckey says yesterday's 10 to 1 vote was a significant milestone in ...


Democrats Wait on Election Board for Ferrer, Weiner Outcome

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Democrats now have to wait for word from the Board of Elections to see who will face Michael Bloomberg in the upcoming Mayoral election.

REPORTER: Fernando Ferrer has fallen short of the forty percent of the primary vote he needs to avoid a runoff, but by ...


MTA Approves Brooklyn Railyards Sale to Ratner

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The MTA overwhelmingly approved the sale of the Brooklyn Railyards to developer Forest City Ratner for $100 million dollars. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: Twenty eight people testified about the prospect heights project this morning, for and against. But in the end the MTA voted 10 ...


Hotly Contested Races in Primary

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Today is Primary Day in New York City. Democratic voters will cast ballots today for the man or woman who will challenge Mayor Bloomberg this fall. But WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports there are several other hotly contested races.

The race for Manhattan D.A. has been hard ...


Developer Has Mixed Record in Brooklyn

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Over the span of two decades, the Forest City Ratner company has left its mark in the borough of Brooklyn, erecting a huge office complex and a number of retail malls. Now, the company wants to embark on an even larger venture, turning the Atlantic ...


Miller's Campaign Suffers in its Final Days from CFB Decision

Monday, September 12, 2005

The Gifford Miller for Mayor campaign was dealt a blow today when the campaign finance board decided not to release its final matching funds payment to the candidate. The Miller campaign is trying to put the best face on the decision, but as WNYC’s Andrea ...


Miller is Denied Infusion of Campaign Money

Friday, September 09, 2005

Gifford Miller is going into the final campaign weekend without some much needed money, thanks to a ruling by the campaign finance board.

The board did NOT release Miller's final $140,000 in matching funds because, it said, the miller campaign had not demostrated it was in ...


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 ...