Andrea Bernstein

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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 ...


Atlantic Yards Project has Long Shadow

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Most of the attention on the Brooklyn Atlantic Yards development has focused on the proposed Nets arena. But th development, if approved, would actually stretch a mile along Atlantic Svenue. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein takes a look at the block farthest from the arena –what’s there ...


Millions Raised for Spitzer Gov. Campaign

Thursday, December 08, 2005

While Republicans squabble over their choice of candidates for statewide office, 1,300 Democrats joined together last night to raise five million dollars for the gubernatorial campaign of Eliot Spitzer. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: Shut out of the statehouse for 12 years and city hall ...


WTC Site Liberty Bonds Tied to Time Table

Thursday, December 08, 2005

The city economic development agency will only approve liberty bonds for developer Larry Silverstein if he completes re-construction of the World Trade Center site on a specific time table, officials said today. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg and the Port Authority have spoken ...


Bloomberg Matches Spending Record

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

When the final numbers are in, Bloomberg's campaign spending should match the record he set in 2001. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

Speaking at a forum at the Milano School for Public Affairs, senior Bloomberg aide Bill Cunningham said the next filing will show the campaign ...


City's Economic Growth Leaving Poor Behind

Monday, November 28, 2005

A new study by a city planning think tank finds that New York's rapid growth is leaving many poor families behind. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

The Pratt Center for Community Development report says for the first time in modern history, housing construction in each of ...


Praxis Directors Must Pay Back Thousands

Monday, November 21, 2005

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is set to announce an $800,000 settlement today with former directors of an AIDS housing organization, WNYC has learned. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

Spitzer's investigation found that two directors of the AIDS housing group Praxis took money that was supposed to ...


Reducing City Traffic: Boon or Bane to Business?

Friday, November 18, 2005

In this fall's election, traffic wasn't a top issue for voters. But now, two organizations - a business group and a non-profit promoting biking and walking - are studying reducing congestion, in part by charging drivers who bring cars into Midtown.

The groups say failing to ...


Mayor Tightens Control Over LMDC

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Mayor Bloomberg is tightening his control over the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

Two deputy Mayors and the city's planning commissioner will now serve on the LMDC board. Deputy Mayors Daniel Doctoroff and Mark Shaw, and City Planning commissioner Amanda Burdon are ...


Bloomberg Re-elected

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Mayor Michael Bloomberg handily won re-election yesterday. With 100 percent of the vote counted, Bloomberg had 59 percent of the vote to Fernando Ferrer's 39 percent. That in a campaign where Ferrer was outspent by a margin of at least ten to one. WNYC's Andrea ...


Bloomberg Campaigns Door to Door

Monday, November 07, 2005

Mayor Bloomberg has completed one round of what his campaign is calling his "two lap tour" of New York City in this final day of the mayor's race. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has been with the Bloomberg campaign.

REPORTER: This may be the most expensive campaign in ...


New York City, New Jersey Wrap up Campaigns

Monday, November 07, 2005

Tomorrow, voters on both sides of the Hudson River will choose new leaders. The campaigns for mayor of New York and governor of New Jersey have involved almost $150 million dollars in total spending and Republican candidates who have challenged their opponents in a state ...


Controversial Party Could Gain from Bloomberg Victory

Saturday, November 05, 2005

When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, they'll be able to vote for Mayor Bloomberg on the Republican line or the Independence Party line. In 2001, Bloomberg received 59,000 votes on the Independence party line --- his margin of victory. But most New Yorkers ...


Bloomberg, Ferrer Debate Focused on Issues

Monday, October 31, 2005

Fernando Ferrer and Michael Bloomberg traded jabs on affordable housing, education, and economic development in their first televised debate yesterday. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: Ferrer accused the Mayor of spending too much time on the Olympics, and not enough developing jobs and housing for ...


Bloomberg and Ferrer Debate is Substantive Exchange

Monday, October 31, 2005

Fernando Ferrer finally got his chance to debate Mayor Michael Bloomberg face to face yesterday morning. In a largely substantive one-hour exchange, the Democrat criticized the Mayor for not doing enough to create a livable city for what he called "ordinary New Yorkers." WNYC’s Andrea ...


Ferrer: A Tale of Two Races

Friday, October 28, 2005

This Sunday, Fernando Ferrer and Michael Bloomberg appear for the first time in a joint debate. It’s is an opportunity for Ferrer to finally engage the Mayor in this lopsided contest. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein takes a look a the candidacy of Fernando Ferrer.

REPORTER: When Fernando ...


Ferrer, Bloomberg Trade Jabs on Affordable Housing

Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Mayoral candidates traded jabs yesterday on who had better plans for the city's renters. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: Democrat Fernando Ferrer picked up the endorsement of TENANTs PAC, a protenants lobby. The group praised Ferrer's record on affordable housing, and critized Mayor Bloomberg ...


Mixed Reaction to Bloomberg's WTC Plans

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Mayor Bloomberg is getting a mixed reaction to his proposals to alter plans for the World Trade Center site. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, whose public expressions of dismay over Lower Manhattan led to his jettisoning the west side stadium, reacted with outrage ...