Ilya Marritz covers business for WNYC.
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.
Airbnb's ability to operate in New York may depend on whether a judge allows the state Attorney General to subpoena user information.
The Federal Reserve issues regional anecdotal reports on the economy every six weeks, known as the "beige book" because of the color of its cover. WNYC reporter Ilya Marritz explains what's in the new one, out yesterday, about the area's economic outlook, and how the report affects jobs and investments.
New York City has a record number of jobs. But well-paying jobs on Wall Street are disappearing.
The Canal Street mecca for artists may not be part of the downtown landscape for much longer.
The biggest matzo maker in the world changes hands, just days before Passover.
The defunct financial services firm led by former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine filed for chapter 11 in October 2011. Billions of dollars in customer accounts were discovered to be missing.
Researchers can't seem to agree how many tech jobs there are in New York, only that the number is growing.
In the city that supposedly never sleeps, it’s not nightlife that’s preventing people from getting their Z’s: It’s more work. That’s certainly the case on Wall Street, which has long been known for marathon work-weeks.
For years, Rhoden Monrose woke up at 4:30 every day and relied on energy shots to get him through his job as a derivatives trader. Now, he’s trying to save the legions of weary Wall Streeters making themselves sick from lack of sleep.
Bidders must show they have the money, the land they need, support from neighboring communities and the potential to stimulate economic activity.
An end to the last major lawsuit over Bank of America's 2008 acquisition of Merrill Lynch. And a three-year ban for the bank's former CEO.
As protestors "arrest" Ronald McDonald, meet the New Yorkers behind the nationwide movement to raise wages for fast food workers.
Workers say McDonald's should pay the cost of keeping their uniforms clean.
Big banks generously reward employees for a good year.
With the sale of a community center, the Bowery's transformation into an upscale playground is nearly complete.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton accuses smartphone makers of tolerating rampant theft because it's profitable.
The St. Pat’s for All Parade started as an alternative to the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which excludes gay groups. Now in its 15th year, the parade has kept its easygoing, come-as-you-are ethos. The route passes through multicultural neighborhoods of Queens.