Andrea Bernstein

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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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In Ratner's Shadow: Karl Nussbaum, Part 1

Monday, February 13, 2006

HOST: On Dean Street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, there’s a six-story factory building from the turn of the last century. Its walls are brick and stone, the window frames are made of huge swathes of green metal. The building has been emptied now, by developer ...


In Ratner's Shadow: Caroline Glemann

Monday, February 13, 2006

If you were in Brooklyn underneath the Manhattan Bridge five years ago, you’d have seen a very different neighborhood than you see now. Then, as, now, the neighborhood was called DUMBO, which stands for Down Underneath the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. The acronym is a self-conscious reference to Soho. But just ...


Silverstein Slams "Soviet-style" Threat

Friday, February 10, 2006

Developer Larry Silverstein is striking back at city and state officials in uncharacteristically blunt terms, calling their threat to take back his building rights "a Soviet-style confiscation." WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

Both the Port Authority and the Mayor have been turning up the heat on the developer who controls the land ...


Javits Center Design Questioned

Friday, February 03, 2006

State officials are sharply questioning the new design for an expanded Javits Center. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

The original idea for the expanded Javits Center was that it would be attached to the west side stadium. But that wasscuttled and now, construction costs are skyrocketing. That's ...


Spitzer Holds Early Rally with Running-mate Paterson

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Gubernatorial candidate Eliot Spitzer, has held an unusually-early campaign rally with running-mate David Paterson in Harlem. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: Spitzer ruffled some feathers when he announced his choice of Paterson to run as Lt. Governor. The Harlem establishment had already chosen a candidate, ...


Spitzer Poised to Pick up Key Endorsement

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Democrat Eliot Spitzer is poised to get the endorsement of the state's powerful Health Care Workers Union, in his bid to become governor. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

1199 of the Service Employees International Union is seen as having the most effective get-out-the-vote effort in the ...


Mayor Bloomberg's State of the City Address

Thursday, January 26, 2006

NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out a second-term wish list in his Thursday State of the City address, one of his most ambitious speeches now that the former businessman is buoyed by four years of political experience.

"After starting this decade at the peak of an economic ...


Chinese Firm Leases Top of 7 World Trade

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Developer Larry Silverstein got a big boost yesterday when it was announced he had leased the top five floors of 7 World Trade Center. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: Silverstein's inability to attract tenants to his soon to be completed office tower has had everyone ...


Dems in Gov Race Have Money in the Bank

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has amassed a huge war chest in his campaign for Governor. But Nassau County Exeuctive Tom Suozzi, who only formed a fundraising committee last week, has $5 million in the bank. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

Spitzer has $19 ...


Pataki Speech Marks Start of Legislative Session

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Governor Pataki delivers his final state of the state election today. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

In today's speech, Governor Pataki is expected to put the best spin possible on his eleven years in office. Analysts believe he'll emphasize his conservative credentials -- cutting taxes, cracking down ...


From State of the State to State of the Union?

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

George Pataki reviewed his last eleven years in office, in a State of the State speech that had one eye on New York, and the other eye on a possible presidential bid. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein joins Amy Eddings from Albany.


Judge Threatens Jail Time for Union Leaders

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

A Brooklyn judge says leaders of the tranport workers union could face jail time. That, as lawyers for the city and the MTA returned to court today to step up pressure on transit workers to get back on the job. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

Yesterday, Justice ...


Union Chief Calls for Pataki's Involvement

Monday, December 19, 2005

Transit workers union chief Roger Toussaint said this morning Governor Pataki should get personally involved in transit negotiations. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: At a spirited rally this morning at a bus depot in Queens, Toussaint accused Pataki of "threatening" transit workers. He said Pataki, ...


Port Authority May Take Over WTC Rebuilding

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Port Authority Vice Chairman Charles Gargano says the bi-state agency is in talks with the Silverstein group to buy back the rights to erect two of the four office towers at the World Trade Center site. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

It's no secret the Port ...


Clinton Fundraiser Brings in Half a Million

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

With Republicans openly bickering about who will run for U.S. Senate next year, seven hundred Democrats rallied around Senator Hillary Clinton last night at a fundraiser for her re-election bid. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: It was all smiles last night as Clinton added half ...