Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz covers business for WNYC and is the host of "The Season."

He was born and raised in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn. He attended Stuyvesant High School and Wesleyan University, and has also worked as a producer at WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, a producer at NPR's All Things Considered, a reporter at Radio MultiKulti (sadly now defunct) in Berlin, Germany, and Radio Prague, in the Czech Republic.


Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

To Fight Blight, Cut Business Taxes?

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Business leaders push a tax cut in the hopes that it will cure the streets of empty storefronts.

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New York Unions Prosper, Even as They Decline Nationwide

Monday, September 04, 2017

The first Labor Day was observed in 1882, when thousands of workers marched from City Hall to Union Square. Recently, the number of unionized workers in New York has risen. Here's why.

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Christie: I’ll Come to the American Dream Ribbon Cutting as a Private Citizen

Monday, August 21, 2017

The New Jersey Governor fails to complete a key economic development project before leaving office.


Big Business Walks Away from the President — Sort of

Friday, August 18, 2017

President Trump has disbanded his CEO advisory councils, but many former execs are still part of an administration that's been mostly friendly to big business. 


Kushner Accused of Fleecing Brooklyn Tenants

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Housing advocates say the President's son-in-law is overcharging tenants on rent.


Greater New York’s Growing Wage Gap

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The best paid workers had the most to gain over the last 35 years.


Hot, Pregnant, and Far from Home in the 1977 Blackout

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Forty years ago, a series of lightning strikes plunged New York into darkness, leaving residents to find their way home in difficult circumstances. This is one of their stories.


Trump Campaign Tip Came from Family with Local Ties

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The family friends who connected Donald Trump, Jr., with a Russian lawyer are Russian-Azerbaijani and have homes in Manhattan and northern New Jersey.


Trump Hotel Tells Workers Not To Leak

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The White House says it doesn't want leaks. Neither does President Trump's family business.

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Before His Qatar Tweets, Trump's Qatar Ties

Friday, June 09, 2017

Long before becoming President, Donald Trump appears to have sold a luxury condo to a Qatari royal.

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From Tax Codes to Traffic, a Megamall’s Risks

Monday, June 05, 2017

The colossal mall being planned in the New Jersey Meadowlands could finally become a reality. But there are risks. 

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The Financier, the Son-in-Law, and the Saudis

Friday, June 02, 2017

The connections between the Trump administration's $110 billion deal with Saudi Arabia and that country's $20 billion investment in a Blackstone infrastructure fund.

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City Begins Closing Wells Fargo Bank Accounts After Scandal

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Following a scandal, Wells Fargo loses privileges with New York City.


The President, His Business Partner, and the Fundraiser

Friday, May 26, 2017

What you find when you dig into the world of Donald Trump and Jared Kushner’s businesses, pension funds, and big-time political fundraisers.  

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Trump and Kushner’s Little-Known Business Partner

Thursday, May 25, 2017

CIM Group does not have much name recognition, but its ties to the businesses of the President and his son-in-law raise conflict of interest questions.

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Trump SoHo Plans Layoffs

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Business appears to be suffering at the Trump SoHo, with corporate bookings down and turn-down service on the chopping block. Is the president the problem?

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Could an Outlet Mall Revive Staten Island’s Sleepy North Shore?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Scheduled to open next year, Empire Outlets will test the idea that discount shopping can bring economic activity to Staten Island.

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Manafort's New York Property Purchases Under Investigation

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Two powerful prosecutors look into the former Trump campaign manager's puzzling real estate transactions.


The Decline of J. Crew, and Branded Fashion

Friday, May 12, 2017

Like many retailers, J. Crew is fighting a mighty foe — the Internet.

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While City Ramps Up Airbnb Enforcement, a New Bill Aims to Appease All Sides

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

One lawmaker says it’s time for a new approach

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