Ilya Marritz

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Strike Ended, Walcott Promises Better and Cheaper Bus Service

Monday, February 18, 2013

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott told parents and students to expect a few hiccups as school bus service resumes Wednesday morning.

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Businesses Speak Up for Polystyrene

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg has proposed banning plastic foam cups and food packaging, saying they are bad for the environment. But some businesses are reluctant to part with polystyrene. Here are three reasons why.

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Customers Quit Verizon Over Extended Phone and Internet Outages

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

More than three months after Sandy, frustration continues to grow in parts of lower Manhattan where many residents and businesses are still without phone or internet service

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Bondsmen Pan Bail Overhaul Plan

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

“The professional bail bondsman brings important benefits for society. Changing the effective system of the status quo would be not only a mistake but catastrophic.”

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NYC Tells Airbnb Hosts: Don’t Get Too Cozy

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

For New Yorkers who rent out their homes, they risk possible violations and thousands of dollars in fines. It's the latest example of how popular tech companies run smack into government regulations.

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Technology vs. Business As Usual in NYC

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Hailing cabs with an app.  Renting out rooms to visiting tourists.  Sure, it's easy, thanks to startups like Uber and Airbnb.  But is it legal? Popular tech companies run up against New York City regulations and try to find compromises.

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Electricity Restored, Downtown Office Buildings Work to Rebuild Confidence

Monday, February 04, 2013

The biggest office building in New York City – actually, the biggest office building anywhere east of the Mississippi River – is a structure you’ve probably never heard of: It’s 55 Water Street. It's a 1970s-era skyscraper just steps from the East River.

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Kingsbridge Armory Project in Limbo, Following Delays

Monday, January 28, 2013

Time is running out for one of the Bloomberg Administration's signature economic development projects.


New Tech City: Online Education and Paying for College

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The credit rating agency Moody's revised its outlook for the whole U.S. higher education sector from "stable" to "negative" in a report released last week.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


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.