Andrea Bernstein

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Mayor Praises New Residential Tower in Rezoned Williamsburg

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The first residential tower on the Williamsburg waterfront resulting from that neighborhood's recent rezoning is on its way up. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: It was once a sugar refinery. But now this plot of land with a head-on view of the Empire ...


Bloomberg to Create City "Office of Sustainability"

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Mayor Bloomberg will be convening an international conference of large cities trying to reduce global warming. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

Because of their density and high use of mass transit, cities tend to be more environmentally efficient than suburbs or rural areas. Now the Bloomberg ...


Atlantic Yards Project Violates Principles of Urban Planning

Friday, June 16, 2006

The Municipal Art society says the Brooklyn Atlantic Yards project violates accepted planning principles as currently envisioned. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: Broadening the debate over the proposed arena/high rise project beyond the borders of Brooklyn, Kent Bartwick, head of the the civic planning group ...


Weld Withdraws From Race for Governor

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

William Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, is abandoning his quest to be the next governor of New York.

REPORTER: When Weld got into the race last summer, there was a golden-boy quality about him. Rudy Giuliani was said to be backing the bid, as ...


Spitzer Bus Tour Is Unofficial Campaign Kick-Off

Saturday, June 03, 2006

In an unofficial kick-off to his campaign for Governor, Eliot Spitzer has been on a bus tour through 16 counties. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein rode the bus and filed this campaign notebook.

REPORTER: Jumping off his campaign bus, arriving at rally after rally this week, Eliot Spitzer ...


DOT Considers Plan to Open Parkways to Trucks

Friday, May 26, 2006

WNYC has learned that the city Department of Transportation is quietly considering a plan to open parts of the city's parkways to small trucks. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

Parkways were originally designed for pleasure driving, and current rules exclude all commercial vehicles. But the city has ...


Critics Say Council's Lobbying Restrictions Not Tough Enough

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The city council is set to pass tough new lobbying restrictions today. But critics say a loophole in the bill won't sufficiently curtail lobbyists power. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

The new law will restrict lobbyists access to lawmakers and will prevent them from freely wandering ...


Cachet War Escalates Around Atlantic Yards Project

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The last time anybody asked the residents of Brooklyn whether they wanted a basketball arena and high rise project at the Atlantic Yards, more Brooklynites than not said “WHY NOT”? But an increasing number of influential individuals and groups in the brownstone neighborhoods nearby are ...


Ratner Unveils Designs for Atlantic Yards High Rise Complex

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Architect Frank Gehry today unveils new designs for the 22-acre Atlantic Yards high rise and arena complex. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

Last summer, Gehry leaked a set of designs to the New York times that startled many Brooklynites, who hadn't quite realized the development included ...


Planners, Activists, Debate Jane Jacobs' Legacy

Friday, May 05, 2006

A little more than a week after Jane Jacobs died, planners, activists and thinkers have been debating her legacy. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has been listening in. She filed this report.


Silverstein and Port Authority Poised to Ratify Deal on Graound Zero

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Port Authority is poised to ratify a deal today with developer Larry Silverstein over control of the World Trade Center site. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

The deal brings to a close months of raucous negotiations over control of the new office towers. Under the agreement, ...


Silverstein Agrees to Turn Freedom Tower Over to Port Authority

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Developer Larry Silverstein says he's agreeing to all the major points of a deal outlined by New York, New Jersey, and the Port Authority for control of the World Trade Center site. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

Standing in front of the long silver column of the ...


Bikes Connecting Bogota and the South Bronx

Friday, April 14, 2006

City residents are aiming to build an 11-mile network of bikeways and parks in an unexpected place – the South Bronx. And they’re taking as their inspiration from another city you might not immediately think of – Bogota, Colombia. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein has this report.



Smaller Mets Stadium Harkens Back to Ebbets Field

Thursday, April 06, 2006

The new Mets Stadium will look a lot like the old Ebbets Field. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: The stadium will be about 10,000 seats smaller than the current ballpak. Mets officials said they haven't been able to fill the current stadium most games, but also ...


City Works to Keep "Cultural Capital" Title

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Fearing that New York may lose its pre-eminence as a cultural capitol, leaders of government and cultural institutions gathered yesterday for a conference on Creative New York.

REPORTER: Sipping coffee and eating mini-croissants under the grand Miro painting in the atrium of the Museum of Modern ...


New Yankee Stadium Approved by City Council

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

By an overwhelming majority, the city council gave its approval for a plan to build a new ballpark for the Yankees on city parkland next to the current stadium. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

With the just one exception, the Bronx city council delegation overwhelmingly approved ...


Bloomberg and Pataki Support Yankee Stadium Train Station

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Facing a looming vote on whether to approve a new Yankee stadium, the Mayor and the Governor are getting behind a plan to build a new Metro North station next to the stadium. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: With less than 24 hours to go before ...


State Agency Boots Ratner Lawyer After Ruling

Friday, March 24, 2006

In a victory for opponents of the Brooklyn Nets High Rise project, a state agency has voted not to use a laywer who also works for developer Forest City Ratner. But the Empire State Development Corporation is defending its right to chose its own lawyer ...


Yankees and Mets May Get New Stadiums

Thursday, March 23, 2006

New Yankees and Mets Stadiums moved one step closer to reality today. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: The state Economic Development Agency gave final approval to aid packages for the new stadiums, including $75 million for each team. State Economic Development Chair Charles Gargano says ...


Toilets Coming to a Corner Near You

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

They're lean, they're silver, and they're the place you'll go when you have to go. New York City will soon be getting brand new street toilets. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

The Department of Transportation has unveiled proposed new designs for public toilets, newstands, and bus ...