Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

Q&A | London Eye Architect Weighs in on Staten Island Wheel

Thursday, September 27, 2012

David Marks and his wife Julia Barfield are the architects behind the London Eye, which opened on December 31, 1999, and quickly became a popular tourist attraction. It was visited by more than 3.5 million people last year. Marks weighted in on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's announcement Thursday that the world's largest Ferris wheel would be built on Staten Island.

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Village Voice Splits From Controversial Adult Ad Service

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Village Voice and a dozen other alternate-weekly newspapers around the nation are being sold – and are separating from a controversial online listings service that has been accused of facilitating human trafficking.

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Brooke Astor Estate To Be Auctioned

Monday, September 24, 2012

A 14-karat gold folding travel clock. A Tiepolo ink drawing of a lady, a deer and a posse of clowns. A Louis XV Chinese lacquer center table. These are some of the objects that graced the homes  of the late New York socialite Brooke Astor. Her estate will be auctioned Monday and Tuesday at Sotheby's.


If New York Is Adding So Many Jobs, How Come Unemployment Remains High?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The government reported Thursday that New York City’s unemployment rate declined slightly, to 9.9 percent in August. But the good news belies a troubling trend: while New York City is gaining jobs quickly, unemployment remains high — higher than it was in the worst days of the recession in 2009.

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Walmart Backs Out of Opening Store in Brooklyn

Friday, September 14, 2012

Walmart is abandoning efforts to open a store in East New York, Brooklyn — a move that would have established the retailer's first store in New York City.

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Is NYC Better Off Than It Was 4 Years Ago? You Be the Judge

Friday, September 14, 2012

Is New York City better off than it was before President Barack Obama took office? With an election just weeks away, many variants of Ronald Reagan’s famous question to voters from 1980 are in the air.

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More Hotel Beds Than Ever, and They’re Usually Filled

Monday, September 03, 2012

The law of supply and demand states that as a sought-after good becomes more available, its price will eventually decline. Hotel beds seem to be bucking this law. This summer, more people paid more money to overnight in the city, even as hotels has added thousands of new hotel beds.


Columbus Statue Vanishes As Public Art Project Takes Shape

Friday, August 31, 2012

Standing atop a 70 foot pillar in a traffic island for over a century, the statue of Christopher Columbus at Columbus Circle has seen a lot of traffic go by. But soon the Italian explorer’s likeness will have comfier surroundings: a couch, a TV, and a coffee table.

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AG Schneiderman Issues Indictment Against NY State Senator in Pork Probe

Monday, August 27, 2012

Calling a state senator's allocation of taxpayer dollars an abuse of public trust, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday shared details of the charges filed against Senator Shirley Huntley of Queens.


Settlement With Bank Over Iran Money Laundering Could Aid NY’s Budget

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A record payout obtained by a New York state regulator from Britain's Standard Chartered Bank to settle charges it laundered money for Iran could make a big difference to the state budget.


Paul Ryan, Wall Street and Taxes

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

If there's one thing the new Republican candidate for vice president, Paul Ryan, adds to this November’s election, it's a strong contrast with Democrats on the issues of wealth and taxation. With an unusually large number of both very rich and very poor people, it's a choice that will affect the pocketbooks of many New Yorkers.


Sewage Leak Plugged, But Questions About Hudson Safety Remain

Friday, August 10, 2012

Millions of gallons of partially treated human waste have been released into the Hudson River since Wednesday, making the river a no-go area for boaters and swimmers, and threatening this weekend's Ironman triathlon.

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NY Official's Action Against Bank Rattles Other Regulators

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

A New York regulator accusing a British bank of helping Iran launder $250 billion is not the only authority probing the London-based Standard Chartered Bank – creating rumblings that Albany may have acted unilaterally.

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Waste Storage Becomes Issue in Indian Point Relicensing

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

A federal regulatory body will consider the issue of nuclear waste storage before making a decision on whether Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, located north of the city, will get its licenses renewed.

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Olympic Sponsorship 101: How a NY Yogurt Maker Signed an LA Hurdler

Monday, July 23, 2012

Thousands of athletes from around the world will soon converge on the Olympic Games. And it’s not just gold they’re after, but green. Sponsorships will earn swimmer Ryan Lochte almost $2 million this year, according to an estimate from Forbes. And even athletes who aren’t yet superstars have a chance to pick up some cash.

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Food Vendors Speak Out on City's Plan to Overhaul Rules

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Food vendors selling everything from falafels and hot dogs to ice cream sandwiches and schnitzel will get a chance to weigh in on sweeping changes to the rules governing the way street food is prepared and sold.

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Explainer: What Is LIBOR?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The recent admission by Barclays Bank that it manipulated a key interest rate, the LIBOR or London Interbank Offered Rate, has raised questions about how state and local government finances have been affected in the U.S.

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Nassau County Likely To Sue Banks Over Interest Rates

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Officials in one of New York's wealthiest and most populous suburban counties say they are preparing to sue major banks for manipulating a key interest rate, which allegedly cost the county millions of dollars.


Ice Rink, Latin Market Are Top Contenders for Kingsbridge

Monday, July 09, 2012

A decision is close for the future the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx. From a broad field that once included a film studio and a megachurch, sources say there are now just two leading bidders for the century-old landmarked building.

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Mayor's Economic Group Admits It Broke Laws, Agrees to Reforms

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The nonprofit that has spearheaded many of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's biggest economic development initiatives over the past decade conceded in a settlement Monday that it illegally lobbied the City Council for projects, and has pledged to restructure to avoid further violations.

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