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Ilya Marritz

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NYC to Charge Taxes on Internet Hotel Bookings

Monday, June 29, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg will sign a bill into law today that should bring in a lot of additional tax revenue for the city. The measure affects the booking of hotel rooms over the internet. The bill requires travel sites to always pay taxes on the full ...

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Buildings Department Find Inspection Procedures Spotty

Friday, June 26, 2009

An internal report by the city's Buildings Department found inspectors are poorly trained, and their inspection procedures vary from person to person. On his weekly radio show this morning on WOR, the mayor responded to the findings.

BLOOMBERG: We have to take a look and see ...

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The $200,000 Question

Thursday, June 25, 2009

atlanticstatioThe MTA clinches its first ever station-naming deal. Barclays Bank will get its name on the Atlantic Avenue station in Brooklyn for $4 million over 20 years. And Forest City Ratner - which collected $400 million from Barclays in ...

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What’s In A Name?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The MTA collects $4 million on its first station-naming rights deal. Guest: WNYC’s Ilya Marritz

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On This Day...in 1930

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

You could waste a lot of time tracing history's tragedies and ironies with News from 1930, a brilliant website that offers news items from the last time the economy was in tailspin. Here's just a little of what was happening 79 years ago on June 24:

Senator Glass is ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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