Andrea Bernstein

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Yankees and Mets May Get New Stadiums

Thursday, March 23, 2006

New Yankees and Mets Stadiums moved one step closer to reality today. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: The state Economic Development Agency gave final approval to aid packages for the new stadiums, including $75 million for each team. State Economic Development Chair Charles Gargano says ...


Toilets Coming to a Corner Near You

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

They're lean, they're silver, and they're the place you'll go when you have to go. New York City will soon be getting brand new street toilets. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

The Department of Transportation has unveiled proposed new designs for public toilets, newstands, and bus ...


LMDC Announces $30 Million in Grants

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Lower Manhattan Development corporation is hoping some $30 million in grants to cultural institutions will spur arts development in Lower Manhattan. WNYC Radio is among the recipients of the grants.

REPORTER: $30 million is only two percent of the $20 billion being spent on re-building. ...


Pols Want Commitment to Red Hook Port

Monday, March 06, 2006

Elected officials and dockworkers want the Bloomberg Administration to make a long-term commitment to the Brooklyn containerport. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

Mayor Bloomberg has long expressed ambivalence about the Red Hook containerport, with his economic development Chief Andrew Alper openly conveying doubt about the jobs the ...


Candidates Spend More on Travel Than Ads

Monday, March 06, 2006

Legislative candidates are spending more campaign funds on things like cars and travel than they are on campaign ads, a new study shows. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: In a comprehensive report on the cost of elections, common cause New York found the single largest ...


Will 'Congestion Pricing' Come to NYC?

Thursday, March 02, 2006

They do it in London and we might be doing it at some point in New York. That would be charging motorists who want to drive in the city's busiest areas during peak times. Even though the idea is not that far along to becoming ...


Suozzi Challenging Spitzer for Dem Gov Ticket

Monday, February 27, 2006

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi announcing his campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor this weekend. Suozzi is indeed the underdog in the race. He's about sixty points behind in the polls, and has about a quarter the campaign warchest of Eliot Spitzer, the Democratic ...


State Appealing for Right to Use Ratner Lawyer

Friday, February 17, 2006

The state economic development authority is appealing a judge's ruling that it had a "crippling" conflict of interest in its review of the proposed Nets arena and high rise complex in Brooklyn. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

In 2003, lawyer David Paget went to work for Forest ...


Mayor and Council Speaker Agree on Lobbying Reforms

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn have agreed on a package of lobbying reforms. They say they're making the changes before a scandal occurs. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: For the last 20 years, New York City laws have required lobbyists to file ...


Judge Rules State Must Find New Lawyer in Ratner Case

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Forest City Ratner can begin tearing down six buildings in Brooklyn where it wants to build a basketball arena and 17 high rises. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports a court ruling clearing the way, even though the project hasn not been approved.

REPORTER: The developer says the ...


Ratner Gets Green Light to Demolish Buildings

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A state supreme court judge yesterday gave developer Forest City Ratner the green light to begin tearing down six buildings in the so-called footprint of the proposed Nets arena high rise project in downtown Brooklyn. But she sharply rebuked the state for hiring Forest City ...


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 ...


In Ratner's Shadow: Karl Nussbaum, Part 2

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Yesterday, WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein introduced 475 Dean Street. Until recently, the building was full of artists and musicians. It is now empty and will be knocked down if developer Forest City Ratner gets the necessary approvals to build a basketball arena and 17 high rise towers. Avant garde film maker ...

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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...