°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Andrea Bernstein

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Pataki's LMDC Contracts

Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Huge contracts were handed out in the days and weeks following September 11 to clean up the World Trade Center site. Ultimately, a team of 169 companies was put in place. Their work was widely lauded for being completed early and under budget. A WNYC ...


Third Pataki Term?

Monday, October 21, 2002

Carl McCall's race for the governorship of New York has been an uphill challenge against Republican George Pataki. Despite New York being seen as a Democratic state, incumbent Pataki will likely win a third term as governor. Andrea Bernstein from member station WNYC reports.


McCall and the Harlem International Trade Center Corp.

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

State Comptroller Carl McCall frequently points to his experience in the private and public sectors to support his candidacy for Governor. But left off his official bio is a position he held for five years immediately prior to his current job - Chairman of the ...


Speaking Spanish on the Campaign Trail

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

With such a large spanish speaking population in our area, New Yorkers are accomtomed to spanish language subway ads and store signs. Now they're getting a taste of bilingual political campaigns too. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has this campaign notebook.


State Comproller Also Up For Grabs

Thursday, August 29, 2002

Voters go to the polls in 12 days not only to select a Democratic candidate for Governor, but also a candidate for State Comptroller. The state comptroller is responsible for analyzing the budget, auditing state funds, and investing the states $120 billion pension fund. But ...


McCall and Cuomo Debate

Monday, August 19, 2002

The Democratic candidates met in their first televised debate Sunday. Each candidate maintained the race was about issues and ideas. But as WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports, that wasn't it, at all.

Both Carl McCall and Andrew Cuomo had something to accomplish in the first debate. For ...


City and Port Athority in Land Swap Talks

Friday, August 09, 2002

City officials sat down with port authority members yesterday for their first face-to-face talks on a city proposal to swap the land under the city's airports for the World Trade Center site. But as WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports, some civic groups are beginning to wonder ...


Governor's Race

Friday, April 12, 2002

With five months to go until the Democratic primary for New York governor, two high-profile Democrats are fighting tooth and nail to gain advantage among party activists. But while many Democrats view former federal housing secretary Andrew Cuomo and State Comptroller Carl McCall as their ...


Another Late Budget

Monday, April 01, 2002

For the 18th year in a row, April begins with no state budget for New York. A child born the last time there was an on-time state budget could now be a freshman in college.


NYPD Faces Possible Suits Over WEF Arrests

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Lawyers for protesters arrested at the World Economic Forum say the New York police department may have violated its own policies for handling arrests by holding demonstrators in jail overnight which could potentially cost the city millions of dollars in lawsuits. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports ...


Local 1199 Endorses Pataki

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

The powerful health care workers union - local 1199 of the
service employees international union -- announced its support of Republican Governor George Pataki yesterday. The endorsement comes as a major boost for the Republican incumbent, who will run against one of two high-profile Democrats. ...


Rebuilding: The Politics

Monday, March 04, 2002

As New York tries to figure out what to build at the World Trade Center site, and how to reconstruct Downtown as a whole, there are a lot of people and agencies weighing in. But who really makes the final decisions? The Mayor? The Governor? ...


Century 21 Re-Opens

Friday, March 01, 2002

You can't get there from the West, or the North or the South, for that matter. The subway stop on the corner is closed. The only way to get into century 21's Courtlandt or Dey street entrances is from Broadway, to the east. Even so, ...


Mayor Bloomberg's Budget

Thursday, February 14, 2002

Mayor Michael Bloomberg released his preliminary $42 billion budget yesterday. To close a projected $4.8 billion gap, the mayor is asking for one third of that amount in savings, one third in borrowing, and one third in federal or state help. As WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein ...


Hotly Contested Race on Upper East Side

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Voters go to the polls in a variety of districts to select legislators. One of the most hotly contested races is on the East Side of Manhattan, where Democrat Liz Kruger is vying with Republican John Ravitz to fill the seat vacated by 33-year incumbent ...


Budget Cuts Less Painful Than Expected

Wednesday, January 23, 2002

Governor Pataki has announced an 88-point-six billion dollar budget. Despite dire predictions, the budget contained less painful news than anyone expected.


Albany Round-Up

Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Less than a week after the NY state legislature started its 2002 session, it has approved a 3.5 billion dollar deal to raise the salaries of health care workers. The accord is not only good news for health care workers, it's good news for Governor ...


Gov. Pataki's State of the State

Thursday, January 10, 2002

Governor Pataki sounded themes of bipartisanship and fiscal responsibility in the post September 11th world, during his his annual State of the State speech. It came at a time of BOTH dimished resources and hotly pursued political ambitions.


Now Playing: Homebody/Kabul

Saturday, December 08, 2001

Tony Kushner traces the bloody invasions of Afghanistan in his newest play, Homebody/Kabul, opening December 19 at the New York Theatre Workshop.


New City Council Goes To "School"

Tuesday, December 04, 2001

To fill the institutional memory void, Baruch College offered a sort of pre-school for council members. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein attended class.

In a luncheon address, Actress Valerie Harper called them thirty eight new babies. Actually, 20 are more like toddlers: Six had high-level council posts. Four ...