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Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

Rent Going Up for Stabilized Apartments

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rents may be falling for unregulated apartments, but they're going up on a million rent-regulated apartments in New York City. The Rent Guidelines Board approved a three-percent increase on one-year leases, and a six-percent increase on two-year leases.

Landlord Arnold Fine who attended last night's board ...

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Private Parts

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Private equity and the New York State retirement fund scandal. Guest: Peter G. Peterson, co-founder, the Blackstone Group.

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It’s the Economy Stupid

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

How economic concerns are driving the protests in Iran. Guest: Laura Secor, contributor to The New Yorker.

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Freelancers Await Senate Action on Reduced Business Tax

Monday, June 22, 2009

As the stalemate drags on in Albany a key change to the city tax code hangs in the balance. Groups representing self-employed workers convinced the Mayor, the City Council, and the State Assembly to repeal or reduce the Unincorporated Business Tax for 17,000 freelancers.

Now they're ...

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Shaky Foundations

Monday, June 22, 2009

Why the Ford and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations are offering buyouts to huge numbers of staff. Guest: Ian Wilhelm, The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

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Carbon: Getting Cheaper

Friday, June 19, 2009

Since last year, the ten states in the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have made power plants bid for the right to pollute. This initiative is considered a model for a national cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gases, currently under consideration in Congress.

Unfortunately, the results of this week's auction ...

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And Then It Was Nine Percent...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Startling numbers: unemployment in NYC jumped a full percentage point, to nine percent in May. This after a couple months of mostly flat jobless numbers. The State Department of Labor also points out that more than half of the 400,000 jobs gained in the state between 2003 and 2008 have now vanished.

The Business Council of New York circulated an email in response, urging Albany lawmakers to reject a number of mostly Democratic bills they say will kill jobs, including "prevailing wage" measures and paid family leave. Of course, the continuing Senate deadlock is almost as good as a "no" vote.

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Assembly: We Are SO Busy!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Albany lawmakers are frequently criticized for passing most bills right at the end of session, so there's not much opportunity for debate. But right now, that way of doing things doesn't seem so sucky.

Bills passed so far this week: Assembly 317, Senate 0

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The New Financial Order: Winners and Losers

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Planet Money explains why small banks don’t like Obama’s proposals for regulation, and why big banks are OK with it.

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One Library System Instead of Three: A Radical Cost-Cutting Solution?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Once again, the city’s three library systems - The Brooklyn Public Library, the Queens Public Library, and the New York Public Library - have escaped the budget knife. WNYC’s Ilya Marritz watched the deal take shape. He reports there’s one potential money-saver the mayor and ...

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Bloomberg on the Golf Course at Bethpage State Park

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"It is very long, it is very hard, and that's when it's normal. What they do for these tournaments is they grow the fescue so tall, that if you go in it, you almost never can find your ball."

- From today's presser, re: US Open Golf Tourney

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Mayor to Albany: Stop Shilly Shallying, Address Legislation

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg says he doesn't care how they do it, but leaders in the state Senate must resolve their differences and soon. The mayor mentioned two pieces of legislation he hopes will advance once the deadlock is broken.

BLOOMBERG: Mayoral control of the schools, I mean ...

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No More Off-loading Bad Loans to Investors

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

President Obama introduced new regulation for mortgage lenders, but will it work? Washington Post Financial Reporter, Binyamin Appelbaum.

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“Like Nailing Jello To The Wall”

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Winners and Losers in the City Budget. Guest: WNYC’s Bob Hennelly.

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It Came in the Mail

Monday, June 15, 2009

What’s behind the avalanche of FHA loan solicitations. Guest: The New York Times’ Bob Tedeschi.

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Grade Deflation

Friday, June 12, 2009

An Upper East Side private school suffers a bond downgrading, NY businesses root for a GOP takeover of the state senate, and two senior staff jump ship at the ESDC. Guest: Greg David, Crain’s New York Business.

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Another One Settles

Thursday, June 11, 2009

With a $30 million check, private equity group Riverstone has become the second firm to settle in Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's probe into alleged kickbacks at the state pension fund. Carlyle settled last month, for $20 million. The two firms were joint venture partners in seeking investments from ...

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A Marriage At The Point Of A Gun?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ken Lewis tells Congress his version of how Bank of America acquired Merrill Lynch. Guest: Congressman Edolphus Towns.

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Killer App

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How to make it as an iPhone applications developer. Guest: Josh Koppel, co-founder, ScrollMotion.

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NY Congressman: EPA Oversight Needed For NYS Drinking Water

Monday, June 08, 2009

Upstate Congressman Maurice Hinchey plans to introduce a bill to place stricter controls on natural gas drilling, which he says could endanger New York City's drinking water. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: Hinchey proposes to change just a few sentences in the Energy Policy Act ...

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