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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Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

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.

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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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President Trump Is Still Resigning from His Businesses

Thursday, April 27, 2017

President Donald Trump is about to hit the one hundred day mark of his presidency, with many of his promises unfulfilled. WNYC and ProPublica found another one.

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Christie's No to a Cross-Hudson Tunnel Is Now a Yes

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Seven years after the governor canceled the in-progress ARC Tunnel project, he's now calling for the federal government to come through with funds for the Gateway tunnel project.

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A Tough Time for Retail Workers to Demand Better Benefits

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

For unionized workers at Bloomingdale's flagship store, it will take more than rallies and inflatable rats to get a better contract.

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Parents of Teen Killed by Police Meet with District Attorney

Monday, April 17, 2017

A mother and father search for answers after the death of their teenage son.

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Good Friday in Carroll Gardens

Friday, April 14, 2017

For over a century, the people of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn have shown their religious devotion with a distinctive procession.

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Study Finds Publicly-Funded Libraries and Museums Too Expensive, Too Slow To Build

Monday, April 10, 2017

Neighborhoods lose out when construction stalls on cultural institutions. 

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NYC Business Leaders Ask Trump to Support Infrastructure, Security and Education

Thursday, April 06, 2017

CEOs have a policy wish list for leaders in Washington.

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Forget Urban Versus Suburban. Today, It’s About Walkability.

Monday, April 03, 2017

A study suggests places where you don't need a car to get around are poised to thrive.

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From Russia to Trump Tower

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A series of puzzling real estate deals made by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort raises speculation.

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Paul Manafort's Puzzling New York Real Estate Purchases

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Real estate and law enforcement experts say some of Trump's former campaign manager's transactions in New York City fit a pattern used in money laundering.

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There Seem to Be a Lot of Empty Storefronts

Thursday, March 23, 2017

In neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, old stores have closed and been replaced with...nothing. Is that a problem? A citizen-cartographer starts a discussion of "high-rent blight."

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What Happens When You Talk To Strangers

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A request for a smile leads to an unexpected conversation.

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The Latest Cause for Protesters: Journalism

Monday, February 27, 2017

About 200 concerned news consumers rallied in front of the New York Times building against the Trump Administration's feud with the press.

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100,000 New Jobs in New York City? Easy. Good Jobs? Not So Simple.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

In his State of the City address, Mayor de Blasio set a new goal: to connect less-educated New Yorkers with jobs that can become careers. Ones that pay at least $50,000 a year.

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