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Ilya Marritz

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.

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

Lawsuit Says UPS Transported Millions of Contraband Cigarettes into New York

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A parcel delivery service is accused of abetting trade in illegal smokes.

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Inside the Room with Cablevision’s Boss and 250 Angry Workers

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Audio from a heated meeting between Cablevision CEO James Dolan and a warehouse full of employees is now evidence in a government lawsuit accusing the company of threatening workers.

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Cablevision and Labor Union Make Peace After Three Years

Friday, February 13, 2015

A media giant offers a contract to workers who voted to join a labor union.

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Latest Illegal Hotels Suit Signals Crackdown by Enforcers

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Four residential buildings in midtown were allegedly turned into accommodations for tourists.

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Foreign Investment Drives Housing Booms in San Fran, NYC

Monday, February 02, 2015

Chinese investors are buying up American real estate in expensive urban areas like New York & San Francisco. Find out how foreign investment is driving the housing crunch in these cites.

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Newark Offers Broadband for Free or Cheap

Friday, January 30, 2015

A pilot to get internet to the unconnected.

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City Sues to Shut Down Alleged Illegal Hotel

Thursday, January 22, 2015

For only the third time, New York City takes a building to court over illegal short-term rentals.

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Inspectors’ Gadgets Find Illegal Airbnbs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

For a little over a year, New York City has been using sophisticated data-crunching software to zero in what it sees as illegal hotels, and it seems to be having an effect.

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The Chinese Guide to Buying Real Estate in New York

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Among China’s wealthy set, the party buzz is that it’s time to start buying foreign property. Now, a Chinese-developed tower is shooting up on the Brooklyn waterfront.

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New in New York Real Estate

Monday, January 12, 2015

NYC real estate has never been hotter.  Reporters Ilya Marritz and Janet Babin talk about the new WNYC series "Who’s Buying New York?".

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker Find Me a Building

Monday, January 12, 2015

If you have millions to burn on a building in the crowded New York market, broker Adelaide Polsinelli has a tip: the South Bronx is the next frontier.

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Congress Brings Back Terrorism Insurance Program

Thursday, January 08, 2015

A federal backstop to private insurance; members of the New York real estate community say it's essential.

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Slain NYPD Officer's Funeral Draws Mourners From Around The Country

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The funeral for slain police officer Rafael Ramos was held today. Ramos, along with his partner, was gunned down by a man said to be avenging the killings of black men at the hands of police.

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Unity and Anger Mark Funeral of Slain NYPD Officer

Saturday, December 27, 2014

As thousands gathered in Queens to mourn Officer Rafael Ramos, some police turned their backs when Mayor de Blasio began to speak

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Three New York Sites Selected for Casinos

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The three regions were picked to spread out the benefits — and to avoid competition with existing tribal casinos.

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Plan to Replace All NYC Payphones Is Approved

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Officials greenlight a plan to build a citywide wireless internet network.

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Judge Voids Insider Trading Guilty Verdicts

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A crusading prosecutor is handed a rare setback.

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Myriad Views from the Pews on Garner Case

Sunday, December 07, 2014

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From the weekend after a grand jury's decision not to indict a white officer in a black man's death, hear some divergent takes from faith communities about the case.

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Cablevision Violated Workers’ Rights, Court Says

Friday, December 05, 2014

A judge criticizes CEO James Dolan and finds Cablevision went too far in its effort to halt a unionization drive.

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A Workers’ Flashmob Inside a McDonald’s

Thursday, December 04, 2014

On its second birthday, the fast food workers' movement has a few victories, and many unfulfilled goals.

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