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Ilya Marritz

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Schneiderman Claims Victory in JP Morgan Settlement

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Eric Schneiderman says he is a big reason JP Morgan Chase decided to settle with the government.

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Cuomo Approves Sale of Air Rights to Benefit Park

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A controversial rescue plan for Hudson River Park becomes law.

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Bloomberg Says Boro Taxis Deserve to Stay

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg is trying to preserve a new taxi program he fought hard to create.

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Extended Land Line Outage Vexes Roosevelt Islanders

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Some Roosevelt Islanders discover they still depend on land lines.

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Ice Rink Quickly Reopens After Shooting

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Life gets back to normal after a shooting in midtown.

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Park Rescue Plan Would Sell Air Rights on Manhattan's West Side

Saturday, November 09, 2013

A popular park is in financial trouble, but neighbors don't like the rescue plan.

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Three Ways the Twitter IPO Matters for New York

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Twitter was born in San Francisco, but New York could benefit from its IPO

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De Blasio Transition Chief Worked on Soros-Backed Project

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The de Blasio campaign says it didn't coordinate with a non-partisan transition group backed by a de Blasio ally.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's pick to smooth the way for his administration was involved earlier in a non-partisan transition effort. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports the choice raises questions about appearances.
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Carl Weisbrod has worked in the worlds of real estate and government for decades. And he would seem a logical choice to lead a mayoral transition.
But WNYC has learned he was involved earlier in a non-partisan effort known as Talking Transition. That group has built a huge temporary structure on Canal Street, and says it wants to give New Yorkers a forum to share their views.
The group is backed by billionaire George Soros, who supported de Blasio for Mayor.
So did Talking Transition coordinate with the de Blasio campaign? A spokeswoman denies it, and says Weisbrod quit the group as soon as he signed on to work for de Blasio.
A de Blasio spokeswoman says there is no connection.
For WNYC, I'm Ilya Marritz

 

 

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Two Years After Bankruptcy, MF Global Clients Get Their Money Back

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Former customers of a bankrupt brokerage house led by Jon Corzine will finally get their money back.

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Can A Guilty Plea Really Deter Financial Crimes?

Monday, November 04, 2013

A Connecticut hedge fund has pleaded guilty to insider trading and agreed to pay a massive $1.2 billion penalty. The question now is whether SAC Capital’s record-setting settlement will change behavior on Wall Street.

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Billionaire Financier Soros Backs Mayoral Transition Project

Thursday, October 31, 2013

George Soros, the wealthy hedge fund manager, is backing a “public engagement” effort focused on the next mayoral administration in New York. The project is physically taking shape on a lot in lower Manhattan owned by Trinity Real Estate.

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Airbnb Boasts 10,000 Visitors This Marathon Weekend

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Airbnb founders gave almost $15,000 to Bill de Blasio's campaign for mayor.

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Bye Bye, Cable Guy. Hello, Microwave Broadband.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Two brothers had an idea: How about starting a broadband service provider in New York City?

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Public Housing Authority Turns Attention to Future Threats

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The agency that runs public housing projects in New York says it's made big improvements since Sandy.

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Sandy Minute-by-Minute: 10 AM, Taking the Great-Grandson to the Park

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A great grandmother tries to calm a boy's fears about storms.

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Super Bowl Organizers Tout Transit Readiness for New Jersey-Hosted Game

Thursday, October 24, 2013

With three months to go, the organizers of the upcoming Super Bowl say they're preparing for the challenges of hosting a big-city event in the depths of winter.

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Vape Expectations: Testing the Allure of E-Cigarettes

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

“Disruptive technology” is the buzzword in the tech-world. But can it shake up the hardest habit of all, smoking?

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Airbnb Claims $632 Million in Annual Economic Activity in NYC

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Airbnb is very popular in New York City, but many room rentals through the website may not be exactly legal. Now the company claims it's providing economic stimulus to neighborhoods across the city. 

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DiNapoli Warns Wall Street Profits May Dip

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Big banks made healthy profits in the first half of this year, but pending lawsuits and the recent debt standoff in Washington will probably take a bite out of Wall Street's bottom line by the end of the year.

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In Public Housing, Temporary Boilers Are Here To Stay (For A While)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Nearly a year after Sandy devastated some public housing projects, thousands of people at those developments still depend on temporary, mobile boilers for heat and hot water. Residents say these devices deliver unreliable service, and many worry they are in for another cold winter.

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