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Andrea Bernstein

Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

Handshake Hotels: Part 2

Thursday, June 26, 2003

WNYC's seven month examination of the city's emergency homeless housing program continues. As WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reported yesterday, more than 180 million dollars has been spent in the last fiscal year alone, for emergency shelter in often poor quality apartments and hotels where the homeless ...

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Handshake Hotels: Part 2

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

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For several weeks, there was a banner that hung outside the new, six-story red brick building at 65 Clermont Avenue, in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. The banner trumpeted the arrival of luxury condominiums to passing drivers along the nearby Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. So Peter ...

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Handshake Hotels: Part 1

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Twenty years ago, New York City began moving homeless people into hotel rooms rented by the night. That business has continued to grow, and this year the city is on track to spend more than one-hundred eighty (M) million dollars placing homeless people in hotels ...

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Handshake Hotels

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

New York City is on track to spend $180 million this year to put homeless people in hotels and temporary apartments. And all of that money changes hands OUTSIDE of the city's usual contracting process. Competition, public scrutiny, and many of the city's homeless people have suffered as ...

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Handshake Hotels: Part 1

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

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Walking down the long brown hallway in the Marion Hotel on the Upper West Side, Jacqueline Davis fingers a keychain around her neck.

Bernstein: You’ve got a lot of keys on that keychain. What are they to?
Davis: Hotels I’ve ...

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Not Business as Usual in Albany

Friday, May 16, 2003

The 2004 state budget now has the force of law. Both Houses of the State Legislature easily overrode Governor Pataki's 119 budget vetos, even as the Governor said would veto the New York City aid package. As WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports from Albany, this year's budget ...

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Gov. Pataki Set For Veto

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Governor Pataki today is set to veto the budget deal made between the State Senate and Assembly. The vetos over what Pataki has called, "job-killing taxes" are expected to come just a day after Pataki proposed an alternate aid package for New York City -- ...

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Incentives for Downtowners Maybe Hurt More Than Help

Wednesday, May 07, 2003

The deadline for applying for program that gives incentives to live in Lower is May 31. The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is declaring the program a success, saying it has handed out money to 28,000 people and induced thousands to sign leases in Lower Manhattan. ...

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Part 2: AIDS Housing Group Under Scrutiny

Friday, April 11, 2003

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As WNYC's Amy Eddings reported yesterday, four law enforcement agencies are investigating whether a non-profit AIDS housing group violated criminal and civil laws by improperly diverting its funds for the profit and entertainment of it's founders. Now WNYC's Andrea Bernstein ...

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Part 1: AIDS Housing Group Under Scrutiny

Thursday, April 10, 2003

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A WNYC investigation has found that a non-profit organization, set up to help homeless people with AIDS, appears to have improperly diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars of public funds to set up for-profit companies for its top officials. In ...

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New Budget Year, Same Budget Woes

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

The April 1st deadline for the New York State budget has come and gone. The governor, the state senate and the assembly are still far apart. As WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports from Albany, this year's decisions are made more difficult by tough fiscal times coming on ...

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City Spends $70 Million on a Homeless Program

Thursday, February 13, 2003

A WNYC investigation has discovered that more than 70 million dollars paid out by the city has been spent placing homeless families in buildings that often have long histories of violating housing codes. The money has gone to just twelve operators - and was never ...

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City Spends $70 Million on a Homeless Program

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

A WNYC investigation has discovered that more than 70 million dollars paid out by the city has been spent placing homeless families in buildings that often have long histories of violating housing codes. The money has gone to just twelve operators – and was never reported to the City Comptroller’s ...

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Two Finalists Chosen for World Trade Center Plan

Wednesday, February 05, 2003

The two finalists for the World Trade Center site plan will spend the next three weeks responding to concerns and questions posed by development officials. Those officials will then select a final plan by the end of the month. But what is still unclear is ...

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FEMA Leaves Some Out in Cold?

Friday, January 31, 2003

Today is the last day for people who were hurt financially by the attacks of September 11th, to apply for mortgage and rental assistance from the federal emergency management agency. But, as WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports, as the program comes to close, some New Yorkers feel ...

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FEMA Leaves Some Out in Cold?

Friday, January 31, 2003

Today is the last day for people who were hurt financially by the attacks of September 11th, to apply for mortgage and rental assistance from the federal emergency management agency. But, as WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports, as the program comes to close, some New Yorkers ...

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FEMA Leaves Some Out in Cold?

Friday, January 31, 2003

Today is the last day for people who were hurt financially by the attacks of September 11th, to apply for mortgage and rental assistance from the federal emergency management agency. But, as WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports, as the program comes to close, some New Yorkers feel ...

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Governor Pataki's Budget

Thursday, January 30, 2003

Governor Pataki has released a $91 billion budget that would close next year's projected $10 billion gap. The budget contains no new income taxes - but does have deep cuts to education and health care. And there's little of the kind of recurring budget relief ...

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Pataki's State of the State: A Spoonfull Of Sugar

Thursday, January 09, 2003

Governor George Pataki chose his ninth annual State of the State address to stress some of his favorite themes from his early years - cutting taxes, cutting the size of government - and he hopes, growing the economy. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports from the state ...

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Bloomberg's Plan for Lower Manhattan

Friday, December 13, 2002

Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out a $10.6 billion plan to transform and revitalize Lower Manhattan from a collection of office spaces to an integrated neighborhood. At the center of the plan is a call to build a new rail tunnel under the east river. ...

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