Streams

Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

WNYC Goes Back to School, This Time Online

Monday, January 21, 2013

The word "MOOC" is everywhere you turn in the world of higher education these days. Here. And here. And here, here and here.

Read More

Comment

Harlem Students Celebrate Obama's Second Inauguration

Monday, January 21, 2013

About a thousand students and family members turned out to watch President Barack Obama's second inauguration at a Harlem armory.

Read More

Comment

Albany Under Pressure to Renew Condo & Co-Op Tax Break

Monday, January 14, 2013

The legislature in Albany is back in session, and among the top items on the agenda: whether or how to renew the tax abatement on 364,000 co-ops and condominiums in New York City.

Comments [3]

Four Storms in Quick Succession Expose the Flaws in New York City’s Electrical System

Friday, January 11, 2013

One of the less visible affects of Hurricane Sandy was the mostly-below ground electric system that supplies the stock exchange, the subways, and countless businesses with power.

Comments [2]

Fiscal Cliff, Sandy Buffeted Office Market at Year's End

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

In the last quarter of 2012, two contrary forces played on Manhattan's commercial real estate market. The threat of the "fiscal cliff" caused a spike in sales of office buildings, while Sandy's floodwaters put dozens of downtown office buildings out of commission, raising questions about the neighborhood's future.

Comment

Runway Packed With Totaled Cars Raises Concerns on LI

Friday, January 04, 2013

Shortly after Sandy hit, Insurance Auto Auctions leased the two runways at Calverton Airpark, on Eastern Long Island. Tens of thousands of cars are now collecting at the airport, while they await auction.

Comment

Deal on Taxes Hits Wealthy in New Jersey and New York

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

As 2013 begins, you can expect to pay more taxes as a result of the deal Congress reached on New Year's Day. But not everyone's taxes go up equally, and different regions of the country are affected different ways.

Comment

New Laws Target Domestic Violence, Electronic Cigarettes, and Beer

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

A raft of new laws take effect January 1 in New York State, addressing a range of issues from business contracts to the health care system.

Comments [5]

NYC Could End Fiscal Year with Small Surplus

Thursday, December 27, 2012

After years of shrinking tax revenues and yawning budget gaps, New York City's finances have improved significantly, according to a report from the city's Independent Budget Office.

Comment

In Newtown, The General Store Becomes A Grieving Town's Front Porch

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The General Store in Newtown, Connecticut, is playing a central role following the mass school shooting last week.

Comment

Newtown Begins to Bury Its Dead

Monday, December 17, 2012

On Monday, the first funerals for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting took place. Two six year olds, Noah Pozner and Jack Pinto, were laid to rest.

Comment

Rents Climb Slowly in November

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rents on Manhattan apartments continue to rise, but at a slower rate than earlier in the year.

Comment

Totaled Cars Satisfy Recyclers' Appetite for Destruction

Monday, December 10, 2012

As unsalvageable, flood-damaged cars get hauled off the streets, they have to go somewhere. Recyclers are now beginning to report an uptick in business due to Sandy.

Comment

Discounts Greet Shoppers As Christmas Nears

Sunday, December 09, 2012

With Hanukkah already underway, and Christmas just 17 days away, the streets of Manhattan are filling with shoppers.

Comment

City Tows Cars Without Notice from Storm-Damaged Areas

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Some New Yorkers say their cars are being towed from Sandy-affected areas without warning, and the city confirms, it’s true.

Comment

How to Avoid Buying a Flood-Damaged Car

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Every time there's a storm that damages large numbers of cars, that’s an opportunity for unscrupulous dealers to try to re-sell damaged vehicles.

Comment

Sandy Sends Wrecked Autos to Belmont Racetrack

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Sandy wrecked hundreds of thousands of cars along the New York and New Jersey shorelines and could cost insurers an estimated $800 million, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

Comments [5]

New Census Numbers

Thursday, December 06, 2012

WNYC Reporters Arun Venugopal and Ilya Marritz discuss new U.S.-census numbers out about median income and migration into New York City.

More: Arun's Report on New New Yorkers | Ilya's Report on Median Income

Comments [9]

DiNapoli: Fiscal Cliff Would Cost NY Dearly

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New Yorkers will face a $43 billion tax hike next year if Washington does nothing to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, according to state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, who calls the planned tax hikes and spending cuts an "anti-stimulus" for the state's economy.

Comment

Map | The Region’s Pockets of Wealth and Poverty

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New numbers from the federal government show how incomes vary across New York and New Jersey.

Comments [1]