Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

New Yorkers Brace for MTA Fare Hikes

Monday, December 13, 2004

Commuters and subway riders are expected to get bad news this week. On Thursday, the MTA board will vote on plans to raise fares on the Long Island Railroad and Metro North, as well as bridges, tunnels and the city’s bus and subway system. If approved, it will be the ...


City Schools Could Get State Funding Windfall

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

New York City’s schools could get an additional $5.6 billion a year in state aid, if a judge accepts the findings of a special panel. The panel released its recommendations today following eleven years of litigation by a group of parents and education advocates. Amy Eddings talks with Beth Fertig ...


Verrazano Bridge Turns 40

Sunday, November 21, 2004

When the Verrazano Narrows Bridge opened forty years ago this weekend, it was the world’s longest suspension bridge. The Brooklyn Historical Society has mounted a new exhibit about the bridge. WNYC’s Beth Fertig has more.

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On November 21st, 1964, nearly 5000 people attended a ...


Public Hearings Look into MTA's Fare Plans

Friday, November 12, 2004

We've been hearing a lot this week about the MTA's proposal to hike the cost of subways, buses and tolls. There were public hearings in New York City and in the suburbs. And Friday a State Assembly committee spent almost two hours grilling the executive director and chairman of the ...


MTA Holds Public Hearings on Fare Hike

Monday, November 08, 2004

After weeks of headlines about a fare hike, the public finally gets a chance to weigh in during a series of MTA hearings, which begin today. The first one is on Staten Island . WNYC's Beth Fertig reports on what the authority is proposing, and why its deficit has ballooned. ...


The New York "Conscience" Behind Kerry's Campaign

Friday, October 29, 2004

If John Kerry wins the presidential race next week, he may owe a big thanks to a certain New York political consultant. Bill Lynch is best known as the man who made David Dinkins New York 's first African American mayor. Now, Lynch is running Kerry's get out the vote ...


WNYC's Audio Nostalgia Train

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

The Transit Authority is celebrating the subway centennial with a "nostalgia train" of vintage cars. WNYC reporter Beth Fertig worked with archivist Andy Lanset and engineer Wayne Shulmister to create an "audio nostalgia" train, with recordings from our 80-year old archives.

The recordings include:
Subway Polka, ...


Shuttered Subway Station Opens for Historic Ride

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

» View photos of historic City Hall Station

It was one hundred years ago today that Mayor George McClellan rode the first New York subway train from City Hall to Harlem. Today, Mayor Bloomberg recreates that historic journey by climbing onboard a ...


Ancient Subway Infrastructure Still Chugging Along

Thursday, October 14, 2004

» NYC Subway Turns 100 on

Before the first New York City subway train took its historic ride in 1904, engineers and electricians had to plan the inner workings of the new transit system. The infrastructure they designed a hundred years ago has been ...


New Yorkers Head to the Swing States

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

New Yorkers who usually feel like they're living in the capital of the world may think they're in political Siberia , during this presidential race. With New York firmly in Democrat John Kerry's corner, the two candidates hardly ever visit – unless they're here for a fundraiser. Today and tomorrow ...


Network of Pumps Strain to Keep Subways Dry

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

On two occasions earlier this month, floods shut down several subway lines, leaving many New Yorkers wondering how a few inches of rain could bring the system to a grinding halt. WNYC’s Beth Fertig has more on where the water goes.

When Joe Joyce goes down into the subway, he’s not ...


Network of Pumps Strain to Keep Subways Dry

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

On two occasions earlier this month, floods shut down several subway lines, leaving many New Yorkers wondering how a few inches of rain could bring the system to a grinding halt. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more on where the water goes.

When Joe Joyce goes down into the subway, he's not ...


NY Democrats Raise Big Cash for Kerry

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

John Kerry's fundraiser netted 4 million dollars last night, according to his campaign. Democrats say New York has contributed 52 million dollars to Kerry and their party. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

Enthusiasm is the party line at political fundraisers. But with six weeks to go in this close election, ...


Interview with Chancellor Joel Klein

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

More than a million New York City students are back in school. Chancellor Joel Klein kicked off the first day of class by greeting students at Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, where he was joined by the mayor. Klein visited schools in all five boroughs yesterday. WNYC's Beth Fertig ...


Two Seats Up for Grabs in the Bronx

Monday, September 13, 2004

Tuesday is Primary Day in New York. Voters in all parties will select candidates for the November general election. There are two Bronx Senate seats up for grabs. The senate is now controlled by Republicans, but Democrats believe they can chip away at that majority by winning the two seats ...


The Convention and September 11th

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Even if they didn't watch the Republican National Convention last night, New Yorkers couldn't escape the obvious. On newspaper stands, the front page of the New York Post screamed, It's 9-11. Republicans say they're showing solidarity with the city by holding their convention here. WNYC's Beth Fertig checked in with ...


Parties, Shows and Concerts Against Bush

Friday, August 27, 2004

Republicans aren't the only ones planning parties in New York City these days. Opponents of President Bush have had a busy calendar organizing concerts, fundraisers, and theatrical events in advance of next week's Republican National Convention. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

This summer, left leaning New Yorkers have discovered it's hip ...


Republicans in New York City

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Republicans in New York City are used to being outnumbered. They make up only 13 percent of the city's registered voters. And even with the arrival of next week's Republican Convention they'll still be a lonely minority - with the possibility of 50 protesters for every delegate. WNYC's Beth Fertig ...


Tensions Between Mayor and Bravest

Thursday, August 12, 2004

In New York , labor tensions are reaching the boiling point between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city's police and firefighters. Their unions have been without a contract for two years. With the Republican National Convention opening at the end of the month, police and firefighters are doing all they ...


Out With The DNC, In With The RNC

Friday, July 30, 2004

After a week of Democratic National Convention coverage from Boston, many New Yorkers are wondering how the city will be affected when the Republican convention arrives next month. To answer that question, WNYC's Beth Fertig did a little poking around in Boston while covering the convention.

It's an old reporter's trick. ...