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:

The Incredible Shrinking Trump Organization

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A new report suggests the Trump Organization has been puffing up its revenues.

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Another Class Action Renter Suit Against Kushner Companies

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A group of tenants in Brooklyn claim Kushner Companies deliberately and knowingly overcharged them on rent.


Decision Time for NY and NJ Republicans on Tax Plan

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The House's proposed tax overhaul will hurt some New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. Will their Republican representatives support it?


De Blasio’s New York: Still Unequal, But Arguably More Affordable

Friday, November 03, 2017

By some commonly used statistical measures, Mayor de Blasio has failed to fix the city's income inequality problem. But rent freezes and pre-k add up, if not in the ways you might think.

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Manafort Indictment: Four Things We Learned and One More Question

Monday, October 30, 2017

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of Paul Manafort for money-laundering puts two New York City properties front and center. A third is mentioned only obliquely.


Strange But True: Columbia Football Is Tied for First in the Ivy League

Friday, October 27, 2017

A football team that's famous for losing can't seem to stop winning this season.

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Artist Ai Weiwei's Latest Show: 'Good Fences Make Good Neighbors'

Monday, October 16, 2017

The artist Ai Weiwei is taking over New York City — 300 site specific installations will be on display all over the city through February.


What To Do About Guns? NJ Governor Candidates Disagree

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Las Vegas massacre has spurred talk of firearms regulation in New Jersey, a state that already has some of the nation's strictest gun laws.

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Ai Weiwei’s New Canvas: The Streets Of New York

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Chinese dissident artist tries to focus attention on the refugee crisis.


Episode 13: How Ivanka Trump And Donald Trump, Jr., Avoided a Criminal Indictment

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

WNYC, ProPublica and The New Yorker investigate how the Trump family avoided criminal charges in a probe related to the Trump Soho.

Congressmen Demand White House Revoke Ivanka Trump Security Clearance

Thursday, October 05, 2017

A WNYC investigation prompts a letter to the White House.

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Investigation: Two of President Trump’s Children Once Narrowly Avoided a Felony Charge

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

A joint investigation by WNYC, ProPublica and The New Yorker delves into questionable business practices at the Trump Soho Hotel in lower Manhattan.

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Investigating Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

In 2012, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. avoided criminal indictment for fraud. Here’s how they did it.

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How Ivanka Trump And Donald Trump, Jr., Avoided a Criminal Indictment

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

New York prosecutors were preparing a case. Then the D.A. overruled his staff after a visit from President Trump’s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. 

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Amazon ♥s New York. The Feeling Is Mutual.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Could Amazon make a permanent home in New York?


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.