Andrea Bernstein

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Rezoning Williamsburg

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Next week, a city council committee will decide whether to rezone the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Under the Bloomberg Administration plan, 175 blocks would be freed up for new uses, there would be 9000 new apartments, and new parks.

But residents and elected officials ...


MTA Faces 2nd Lawsuit Over Stadium

Monday, April 18, 2005

The MTA is facing a second lawsuit for its decision to transfer its Hudson rail Yards to the New York Jets.

Now its the straphangers campaign and three government watchdog groups. In a case filed in state supreme court, the groups allege the MTA violated its ...


Development Corp. Okays Jets Stadium

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

The Jets stadium is now one step closer to reality. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports, the Empire State Development Corporation has given its approval.

There was so little suspense in today's action that the press release announcing approval was prepared in advance.

GARGANO: All in favor: aye, all ...


Bloomberg Shrugs Off MSG's Suit

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Mayor Bloomberg is shrugging off Madison Square Garden's lawsuit. It seeks to block the MTA from transfering the development rights for the Hudson Yards to the New York Jets.

The Mayor and his allies are downplaying the lawsuit, saying they expected it all along.

BLOOMBERG: If you ...


The MTA, the Stadium and the Jets

Friday, April 01, 2005

The New York Jets won unanimous approval from the MTA for their plan to build a stadium over the Hudson Rail Yards yesterday.

The vote clears the way for dramatic change in Manhattan and will bring the troubled transit agency more money.

WNYC's Beth Fertig takes a ...


Paris Hopes for Olympic Village

Thursday, March 31, 2005

In New York, Olympic supporters are hoping that the games would bring needed impetus to create new parks and waterfront neighborhoods. Paris is using its Olympic bid to promote a vision of a model 21st century city. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein took a look at the ...


Losing Bidder Cries Foul

Thursday, March 31, 2005

The MTA has unamimously approved the Jets offer to build a West Side Stadium over their Hudson Yards Site.

The losing bidder Cablevision has cried foul, as have mayoral candidates, and West Side residents.

Joining us now to discuss the latest is WNYC's Andrea Bernstein.


Londoners Hang High Hopes on Olympics

Thursday, March 24, 2005

BLOOMBERG: We will transform a thousand square miles of our city into new or enhanced park lands we will create whole new venues along the rivers that we for so long walled our selves off from…we will create new neighborhoods where nobody goes and there’s no ...


Brooklyn Arena to be Built with Bonds

Friday, March 04, 2005

The developer of the proposed Brooklyn Nets Arena will be asking for hundreds of millions of dollars in tax free bonds to construct the $500 million arena.

The developers say the project will bring 12,000 construction jobs and 8,000 permanent jobs, as well as 2000 units of ...


Olympic Committee Eyeballs NYC

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Delegates of the International Olympic Committee will be visiting the proposed sites for 17 sports as part of it four-day evaluation of the city's 2012 Olympic bid.

The evalutation committee will make nine stops, including the site for the proposed West Side stadium. There, they'll be ...


More Hurdles for Mayor's Stadium Plan?

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Just days before the International Olympic Committee comes to New York, the Mayor's plans to build a stadium on the West Side of Manhattan has received a punch in the stomach. The MTA said late yesterday it would seek bids for its West Side sites. ...


San Franciscans Differ with Mayor on Gay Marriage?

Thursday, February 10, 2005

City Lawyers yesterday filed papers with the state's highest court, asking it to consider an expedited appeal of last week's decision legalizing gay marriage in New York. The move comes as gays and lesbians in New York and San Francisco are criticizing Mayor Bloomberg's decision ...


Condos Grow in Red Hook?

Friday, February 04, 2005

» The Deputy Mayor and the Olympics

This week, WNYC has been looking at the tensions that arise from have Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Daniel Doctoroff also run the city’s Olympic bid, NYC 2012. Today, WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein looks at ...


New Design for West Side Stadium

Thursday, February 03, 2005

The New York Jets have unveiled a new design for their proposed West Side Stadium. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

The Jets are furiously fighting to win public opinion in these last weeks before the stadium faces its final approval. Architect William Pederson says the ...


The Deputy Mayor and the Olympics

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

If the Bloomberg administration has its way, seven years and five months from now, the Olympics theme will be the theme of New York City. Between now and then, key parts of New York’s landscape will be transformed, from the West Side of Manhattan to ...


City Council to Approve Rezoning for West Side

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The City Council is expected to overwhelmingly approve a rezoning plan for the far West Side of Manhattan today. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

The plan includes new office towers, parks, housing and an extension of the number seven line. The city council says the plan will ...


Emotions Run High at Stadium Hearing

Friday, December 17, 2004

Last night, hundreds of New Yorkers packed a huge hearing room in the basement of the Javits convention center. The occasion was the one and only official hearing on whether New York state should approve a deal to build a football stadium on the far ...


Spitzer Announces Run for Governor

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

New York State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer's crusades against everything from corruption on Wall Street to a pretzel vendor company underpaying its workers, have earned him A-1 headlines. Now, Spitzer has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2006 and will NOT ...


Bernard Kerik to run Dept. of Homeland Security

Thursday, December 02, 2004

President Bush has tapped former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to run the Department of Homeland Security. Kerik edged out the other front runners, including former FEMA director Joe Allbaugh and Homeland Security Under Secretary Asa Hutchingson. We hear from WNYC's Andrea Bernstein.


RPA Study Lists Alternatives for the West Side

Thursday, December 02, 2004

An independent planning group has issued a study saying there are more alternatives for the West Side than a hole in the ground or a football stadium. The Regional Plan Association study says a mix of parks, housing, and commercial space would knit together the ...