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.

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Obama Saved New York by Saving Wall Street. But.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

By August, 2011, New York City had recovered the total number of jobs lost in the Great Recession. It was almost three more years before the country caught up.  

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Pay-to-Play Indictments Echo Scandal at State Pension Fund from a Decade Ago

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Lavish bribes that included cocaine, prostitutes, and ski trips...and it wasn't even a new idea.

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In New Jersey, 13 Years of Mall Madness Costs Billions

Friday, December 16, 2016

There is only one large suburban mall under construction in the U.S. After billions of dollars and thirteen years, it's still unclear if it will finally get built. 

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Part V: Profiting Off the American Dream

Friday, December 16, 2016

Bloomberg Businessweek
NJ Spotlight
WNYC
After more than a decade and billions of dollars spent on construction, who will benefit when the long-awaited New Jersey megamall opens?

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Tenement Museum Preps Guides for Conversation in Tense Climate

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tour guides at the Lower East Side museum are getting special training on how to facilitate discussion about immigrants, which can be tense following Donald Trump's election.

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Part IV: Paying for the American Dream

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Bloomberg Businessweek
NJ Spotlight
WNYC
At an estimated cost of $5 billion, who will foot the bill for New Jersey's rising megamall?

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The Mall of New Jersey's Dreams

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Canadian developers promise to deliver on finishing the mall of New Jersey's dreams.

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Part III: A Canadian Dynasty Buys the American Dream

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bloomberg Businessweek
NJ Spotlight
WNYC
The Ghermezian family built and operates the Mall of America. Now it has shifted its focus from Minnesota to East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Part II: Building a Mall for the Digital Age

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Bloomberg Businessweek
NJ Spotlight
WNYC
With malls closing across the country, the American Dream Meadowlands faces a dilemma of proving that it is not just a shopping center, but a destination. 

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Part I: Unfinished American Dream Looms Over New Jersey

Monday, December 12, 2016

Bloomberg Businessweek
NJ Spotlight
WNYC
WNYC's "Mall Madness" series begins with a look at how four governors, three developers and more than two billion dollars have failed to produce a megamall in New Jersey.

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Report: New York and New Jersey Must Prepare for 'Permanent Flooding'

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Teterboro Airport could be permanently flooded with as little as one foot of sea level rise, according to a new report from the Regional Plan Association.

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Reimagining New York City's Maps

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

"Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas," takes a fanciful look at New York City's geography.

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A Rift Among Jews Over Trump

Monday, November 21, 2016

Two events on Sunday highlighted a deep rift among American Jews when it comes to the president-elect.

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Call-In Special: Culture Shock

Monday, November 21, 2016

WNYC's Ilya Marritz asks what movies, books, or music are carrying listeners through this post-election turmoil and if the world needs a unifying anthem under a Trump Administration.

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What Airbnb Could Learn from Uber

Friday, November 04, 2016

Airbnb continues to butt heads with legislators in New York and is facing new restrictions. But Uber, which was also met with hostility at first, seems to be thriving.

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Missed Deadline Could Spell More Problems for Planned NJ Megamall

Thursday, November 03, 2016

There are fresh signs of trouble at the planned shopping mall and entertainment complex in the Meadowlands known as American Dream. 

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Airbnb Claims "Irreparable Harm" if Law Stands

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Airbnb is fighting for its survival in New York after Governor Cuomo signed a law to restrict online listings.

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A Front Group, a Lawsuit and a Private Investigator: How Trump Rigged the System to Delay Gambling in New York

Thursday, October 20, 2016

WNYC obtained thousands of pages of documents and depositions showing how Donald Trump secretly ran an anti-gambling campaign in New York to shut down the competition.

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Uber Drivers Are Employees, New York Agency Finds

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Two drivers who were fired by the popular, car-for-hire app can be considered former company employees and not freelancers.

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New Jersey Votes: Yes to Gas Hike, Maybe to Casinos

Monday, October 10, 2016

New Jersey lawmakers vote to increase a tax on gasoline, and New Jersey residents vote on a referendum to allow casino gambling in the northern part of the state.

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