Ilya Marritz

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For Some Stock-Pickers, Life Is Tweet

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What if Facebook likes and Twitter posts could give investors clues about market trends? The idea may not be as farfetched as it sounds.

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New Tech City: Sentiment Analysis and How Banks Use Social Media

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The social media realm can at times seem like a frivolous place full of out-of-focus photos and posts about what your friends ate for breakfast. But for businesses, it can also be a cash cow thanks to the sheer number of people you can reach with something as simple as a tweet.


Unemployment Down Across Region

Thursday, October 18, 2012

After months of rising joblessness, the unemployment rate in New York and New Jersey is starting to fall.


Decades Late, FDR Memorial Park Dedicated on Roosevelt Island

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Four Freedoms Park, a memorial envisioned decades ago to honor the memory of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was dedicated Wednesday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and former President Bill Clinton.


Cornell Reveals Plan for Roosevelt Island Campus

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cornell University is for the first time detailing its plans to transform a 12.5-acre site on Roosevelt Island into what university officials claim will be the first information-age research campus designed from the ground up.


Federal Panel to Hear Albany’s Arguments Against Indian Point

Friday, October 12, 2012

Washington and Albany may be headed for a confrontation. The Cuomo administration is headed to court to argue against extending the operating licenses for a controversial nuclear power plant.


Exit Interview: Nicholas Lemann Steps Down as Dean of Columbia Journalism School, and Doesn't Plan on Tweeting

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

After 10 years on the job, Nicholas Lemann, dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, will give up his leadership role at the end of the academic year.


A Rising Stock Market Lifts Only Part of Wall Street

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

While the giants of the securities industry are seeing their profits rise, the number of jobs on Wall Street has slipped, and employees can expect smaller bonuses at the year’s end, according to a report from New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

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NYPD Commissioner Says Grand Jury Will Probe Guardsman Shooting

Monday, October 08, 2012

It's not clear why a New York police officer shot and killed an unarmed Army reservist on the Grand Central Parkway last week but Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says a grand jury investigation would be the best way to find out.

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Sellers Scarce In Manhattan Home Marketplace

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The median home price in Manhattan slipped below $900,000 in the third quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2011, according to the latest analysis by appraiser Jonathan Miller, who reports on the housing market for Prudential Douglas Elliman.


Oil Spill Cleanup Continues in Brooklyn Waterway

Monday, October 01, 2012

About 130 private recreational boats are in need of serious cleaning, following the spill of about 1,100 gallons of oil mixed with liquid concrete into a waterway in southeast Brooklyn.

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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.