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Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

MTA: Riders Won’t Feel Weekend Service Cuts

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The MTA is changing its calculation for how frequently some weekend subway lines will run, but the agency says even though the move will save money, it's not really a service cut. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: The cash-strapped transit agency says it can save $4.4 million by running letter ...

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Weekend Subway Lines To Run Less Often

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The MTA is changing its calculation for how frequently some weekend subway lines will run. But the agency says even though the move will save money, it's not really a service cut. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

The cash-strapped transit agency says it can save $4.4 million by running letter trains ...

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MTA Board Lobbies for Ravitch Plan

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Members of the board of the MTA are en route to Albany this morning to meet with lawmakers. MTA Chairman Dale Hemmerdinger is stepping up his efforts to get new revenue streams approved by the legislature.

HEMMERDINGER: They have to pass the Ravitch plan or something equal by the end of ...

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NJ to Receive Money for Infrastructure Repair

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Jersey will get over a billion dollars of federal stimulus money to improve its highways and railways. That's according to Senator Frank Lautenberg, who wants to give priority to repairing decrepit infrastructure.

LAUTENBERG: We have so many deficient bridges and facilities that that's gotta be the first order of business.

The ...

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Why 50,000 Swiss Bank Accounts Really Matter

Monday, February 23, 2009

Wall Street Journal Reporter Carrick Mollenkamp talks to WNYC’s Amy Eddings about the U.S. Justice Department going after UBS account holders for tax evasion.

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Why 510 Madison Matters

Friday, February 20, 2009

What an empty midtown office building means for commercial real estate.

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Brodsky Says State Will Save MTA

Thursday, February 19, 2009

As time runs out to avoid drastic service cuts to subways and buses, a leading lawmaker is telling WNYC he's confident the state will rescue the MTA in time. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: Last year, Westchester Assemblyman Richard Brodsky was one of the most vocal opponents of congestion pricing, ...

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Greenwich Takes A Haircut

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The flagging fortunes of of a hedge fund capital.

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Tent Out Of Shape

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fashion week in the recession.

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What’s Luck Got To Do With It?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

How the states learned to love lotteries.

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Xanadus And Don’ts

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Jersey entertainment destinations are in trouble.

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Simplify, Simplify

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Christine Quinn’s plan to help small businesses by reducing paperwork.

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New York's Problem with Speed

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A new study of traffic has found there's rampant speeding at some of the most dangerous intersections in the city.

Transportation Alternatives measured the speed of passing cars at thirteen stretches of road, like Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island.

They found some vehicles moving as fast as 60mph in 30mph zones. The ...

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Group Calls Attention to NYC's Speeding Epidemic

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The speed limit on city streets is 30 miles an hour. But you wouldn’t know it watching the cars zoom down Webster Avenue in the Bronx or East Houston Street in Manhattan. A study out today finds 39 percent of drivers regularly speed on certain problem streets, and pedestrians and ...

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Art on Layaway

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Galapagos art space’s new payment plan for art lovers.

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Decoding Decoupling

Monday, February 09, 2009

Last week we reported that environmentalists and consumer advocates are at odds over a clean-energy provision in the House stimulus bill. Basically, it would make billions of dollars of grants available only to those states which "decouple" their utilities.

Decoupling guarantees utilities a certain level of revenue, regardless of how much product they sell. Environmentalists like decoupling because it removes the incentive to sell more gas or electric (and pollute more). Or, as the Wall Street Journal puts it in today's paper, "Less Demand, Same Great Revenue" - which is exactly what consumer advocates don't like. Why should ratepayers pay (a little bit) more for fewer kilowatts?

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Ravitch Still Pushing His Recommendations

Monday, February 09, 2009

To build support for his plan to fund the MTA, commission chair Richard Ravitch has been riding the rails with Albany lawmakers. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports.

REPORTER: Governor Paterson has given the legislature until the end of the month to decide whether to approve the Ravitch Commission's recommendations. The Governor has ...

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Inside the Mind of a Manhattan Builder

Monday, February 09, 2009

2009 looks bad. 2010 looks worse.

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Banks Say Brokers are Turning Away Business

Friday, February 06, 2009

If you want to take advantage of low interest rates and refinance your home, you may have a hard time getting a mortgage broker to give you a deal.

REPORTER: Brokers say banks that they used to work with are now turning away their business. John Bach is a broker in ...

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Bright Lights, Big City

Friday, February 06, 2009

The bright spots in the New York economy.

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