Andrea Bernstein

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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, ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...