Ilya Marritz

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Fiscal Challenges Ahead for New York

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Governor Paterson will address New Yorkers directly this evening about the state’s finances. Whatever he says, the news probably won’t be good. We’re looking at a $5 billion deficit next year - and swiftly declining tax revenues - as Wall Street reels from the housing ...


Hard Economic Times Mean Shortfalls for City and State

Monday, July 28, 2008

With a looming budget shortfall next year of $2.3 billion, Mayor Bloomberg says the city must keep spending in check. He and other officials testified this morning at a meeting of the Financial Control Board, which was set up in the 1970s when New York ...


Gov. Paterson Vows Caution on Gas Drilling

Friday, July 25, 2008

Gov. David Paterson is vowing the state will proceed cautiously when it comes to new natural gas drilling in areas that could include New York City's drinking water reservoirs.

REPORTER: The governor spoke publicly for the first time since signing into law a streamlined application process.



Marcellus Shale follow up

Thursday, July 24, 2008

WNYC Reporter Ilya Marritz and WNYC Political Director Andrea Bernstein follow up on the proposal to drill for natural gas in New York.

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Studies Find Health of Hudson River is Mixed

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Two new studies look at the health of the Hudson River, and have found mixed results. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: Scientists at SUNY-Stony Brook analysed concentrations of methyl mercury in Hudson River fish bellies. They found today's levels are two to three times lower ...


Official Addresses Environmental Concern Over Drilling

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New York State plans to begin processing drilling permits for natural gas wells in the Catskills and the Southern Tier of New York in a few months. But as WNYC and ProPublica reported, there are gaps in the plan to regulate this expected boom ...


Gov. Orders Environmental Review of Gas Drilling

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Governor David Paterson has addressed growing public concerns about an expected boom in gas drilling in upstate New York by ordering a full environmental review.

The move was announced as the governor signed into law a measure to simplify the permit application for energy companies seeking ...


Unconventional Play

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

WNYC, in a joint investigation with ProPublica, a non-profit investigative news organization, recently discovered that New York State legislators have been aggressively promoting the exploration of natural gas in New York's Macellus Shale, a type of gas-rich sediment. WNYC reporter Ilya Marritz, who investigated the practice, and ProPublica ...

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Natural Gas Drilling: Is New York Ready?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Marcellus Shale is what industry people call an unconventional play. It’s loaded with natural gas, from Eastern Ohio to the Catskill Mountains. But the gas is very hard to extract. It’s packed tight 7,000 feet deep.

Today, with energy prices at record highs, extracting that ...

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Housing Advocates Relieved Over Mortgage Firms Bailouts

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Local housing advocates say they're relieved that the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve have intervened to keep Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac solvent.

Sarah Gerecke of the not-for-profit Neighborhood Housing Services says the government sponsored lenders are playing an increasingly important role, especially for New ...


Prices Jumping in New York Area

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The U.S. Labor Department is confirming today what many shoppers already know - prices are going up in our area. A consumer price analysis for New York and its suburbs found a 4.5 percent jump in the cost of goods from June 2007 to June ...


Tough Times for Lehman Bros.

Friday, July 11, 2008

On Wall street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell below 11,000 for the first time in two years, before recovering slightly. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports on one investment bank trying to weather the storm, Lehman Brothers.

The share price of the Midtown-based firm briefly hit a ...


MTA Board Nixes Lifetime EZ Passes

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The board of directors of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has voted to discontinue a major perk: lifetime EZ Passes.

REPORTER: Traditionally, the MTA gave out the automobile passes as a gift to departing members of the board, who serve without pay. But, once that fact came ...


State Eases Natural Gas Drilling Rules

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Just before the end of session in Albany, the legislature passed a bill to make it easier for energy companies to drill for natural gas.

WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

No one knows for sure how much gas is buried in the shale deep beneath New York. ...


More Questions Face Horse Racing Industry

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Off Track Betting in New York City got a reprieve last Monday, as Mayor Bloomberg and authorities in Albany agreed on a state takeover. But, as WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports, all is not resolved in the world of horse racing.

REPORTER: A feeling of crisis prompted ...


A Box On All Your Houses

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ikea is officially open in Red Hook. WNYC reporter Ilya Marritz and NY Daily News reporter Jotham Sederstrom join us live on the scene to discuss the frenzy and what it means for locals. And we'll also be joined by Craig Hammerman, District Manager of Brooklyn Community Board ...

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Aerial Ads Affected by Economic Woes

Sunday, June 15, 2008

As beach season begins, the nation's two biggest markets for aerial advertising are experiencing some turbulence.

REPORTER: Sun-seekers along the Jersey Shore and on Long Island will likely see fewer banner ads pulled by small aircraft this summer. Michael Arnold of Arnold Aerial says the poor ...


OTB's Future Still Unclear

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sunday could be the last day of Off-Track Betting in New York City, but it's still hard to say for sure. As WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports, the city and state now find themselves on opposite sides of an issue both say they are trying to ...


Scientific Innovation in 'Frequency Hopping'

Friday, June 13, 2008

Scientific breakthroughs can come from the most surprising places. A new drama set in the 1940s explores a real-life innovation developed by two amateurs: a Hollywood starlet and an avant garde composer. WNYC's Ilya Marritz brings us this glimpse of the play “Frequency Hopping”.

REPORTER: It's ...


OTB Gets Last-Minute Reprieve

Friday, June 13, 2008

Off Track Betting will live another day in New York City. Governor Paterson announced that legislative leaders had reached a deal to save the troubled betting corporation. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: Surrounded by lawmakers and labor leaders, Governor Paterson declared that OTB workers should ...