Andrea Bernstein

Andrea Bernstein appears in the following:

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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