Andrea Bernstein

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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 ...


LMDC Announces $30 Million in Grants

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Lower Manhattan Development corporation is hoping some $30 million in grants to cultural institutions will spur arts development in Lower Manhattan. WNYC Radio is among the recipients of the grants.

REPORTER: $30 million is only two percent of the $20 billion being spent on re-building. ...


Candidates Spend More on Travel Than Ads

Monday, March 06, 2006

Legislative candidates are spending more campaign funds on things like cars and travel than they are on campaign ads, a new study shows. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: In a comprehensive report on the cost of elections, common cause New York found the single largest ...


Pols Want Commitment to Red Hook Port

Monday, March 06, 2006

Elected officials and dockworkers want the Bloomberg Administration to make a long-term commitment to the Brooklyn containerport. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

Mayor Bloomberg has long expressed ambivalence about the Red Hook containerport, with his economic development Chief Andrew Alper openly conveying doubt about the jobs the ...


Will 'Congestion Pricing' Come to NYC?

Thursday, March 02, 2006

They do it in London and we might be doing it at some point in New York. That would be charging motorists who want to drive in the city's busiest areas during peak times. Even though the idea is not that far along to becoming ...


Suozzi Challenging Spitzer for Dem Gov Ticket

Monday, February 27, 2006

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi announcing his campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor this weekend. Suozzi is indeed the underdog in the race. He's about sixty points behind in the polls, and has about a quarter the campaign warchest of Eliot Spitzer, the Democratic ...


State Appealing for Right to Use Ratner Lawyer

Friday, February 17, 2006

The state economic development authority is appealing a judge's ruling that it had a "crippling" conflict of interest in its review of the proposed Nets arena and high rise complex in Brooklyn. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

In 2003, lawyer David Paget went to work for Forest ...


Mayor and Council Speaker Agree on Lobbying Reforms

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn have agreed on a package of lobbying reforms. They say they're making the changes before a scandal occurs. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: For the last 20 years, New York City laws have required lobbyists to file ...


Judge Rules State Must Find New Lawyer in Ratner Case

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Forest City Ratner can begin tearing down six buildings in Brooklyn where it wants to build a basketball arena and 17 high rises. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports a court ruling clearing the way, even though the project hasn not been approved.

REPORTER: The developer says the ...


Ratner Gets Green Light to Demolish Buildings

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A state supreme court judge yesterday gave developer Forest City Ratner the green light to begin tearing down six buildings in the so-called footprint of the proposed Nets arena high rise project in downtown Brooklyn. But she sharply rebuked the state for hiring Forest City ...


Court Rules Ratner Can Start Arena Site Demolition

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

A state Supreme Court justice has ruled that Forest City Ratner can begin demolishing five buildings in Prospect Heights Brooklyn where it wants to build a basketball arena and 17 high rise towers. The developer says the buildings are unsafe.

But in a sharply worked courtroom rebuke to the state and ...


In Ratner's Shadow: Karl Nussbaum, Part 2

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Yesterday, WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein introduced 475 Dean Street. Until recently, the building was full of artists and musicians. It is now empty and will be knocked down if developer Forest City Ratner gets the necessary approvals to build a basketball arena and 17 high rise towers. Avant garde film maker ...

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