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Andrea Bernstein

Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

WTC Memorial Finalists

Thursday, November 20, 2003

New York is now one step closer to getting a memorial for the September 11 attacks. Yesterday officials unveiled 8 finalists. Selected from among 5200 entries the eight have a varied approach to remembering those who died. But all are organized around the geometry of ...

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Pataki Busy Stumping and Stamping Out Fires

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Governor Pataki has a busy day stumping around the state for Republican candidates today. This is part of a massive fundraising effort by the governor for the GOP nationwide, which also includes a stop in the key early-caucus state of Iowa next week. All this ...

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Private Rooming House Offers Address to Parolees

Thursday, October 16, 2003

When prisoners are released on parole, the state requires they have an address. For parolees with AIDS or HIV, that address is often a small private rooming house. As WNYC's Andrea Bernstein found, the combination of little regulation, a souring economy - and a guaranteed ...

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Bloomberg Announces New Approach to Emergency Housing

Friday, October 03, 2003

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced the city will change the way it does business with the owners of emergency hotels for the homeless. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Amy Eddings reported last June how the current system fails both the homeless and city taxpayers. WNYC's Andrea ...

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Kathy Boudin Released on Parole

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Former Weather Underground member Kathy Boudin spends her first full day on parole after 22 years in prison. Her case won national attention when the Bryn Mawr graduate turned fugitive was involved in a robbery that left three people dead. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

The ...

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Rebuilding: Plans for the World Trade Center Site

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Two years ago this month, the world literally looked on in horror as the twin towers collapsed. New Yorkers - and the world shared a communal sense of loss. As the months and years have passed, the effort to decide what to do with the ...

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Remembering Councilmember James Davis

Thursday, July 24, 2003

City Councilmember James Davis, a 41-year-old former police officer, died from gun shots to his chest - a sad coda to a life spent fighting gun violence. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has this report.

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Probes Shine Light on NY State Authorities

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

A state assembly panel held hearings last week on the conduct of the Thruway Authority. The hearings are just the latest in a series of probes of state authorities, increasingly under scrutiny for financial mismanagement, patronage hires - and corruption. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein takes a ...

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Handshake Hotels: Part 3

Friday, June 27, 2003

New York City has been putting homeless people in private hotels for two decades, and in the last few years city payments to hotels has skyrocketed. A WNYC investigation found that this business goes to just a few landlords and that the city knows almost ...

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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 3

Thursday, June 26, 2003

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On Nancy Wackstein’s office wall, there’s a framed copy of an old report.

Wackstein: We had done this whole report, when Mayor Dinkins was borough president of Manhattan and I had worked for him then. We had done a whole report, a shelter ...

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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: 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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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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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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