Ilya Marritz

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Bloomberg Stumps for Traffic Fee

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is out stumping for his congestion pricing plan again today.

Speaking in Throgs Neck, he touted the new BXM-19 bus route; one of three that he says would whisk riders from the Bronx to Manhattan. The mayor says he needs state and city ...

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Bear Stearns Buyout Has Local Impact

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The abrupt acquisition of the investment house Bear Stearns by JP Morgan has New Yorkers paying close attention to Wall Street. While both firms are global players, their impact is local, as WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports.

REPORTER: Where there are acquisitions, there are usually layoffs. In ...

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Bear Stearns Buyout Makes Some NYers Anxious

Monday, March 17, 2008

News of the fed-assisted buyout of Bear Stearns has helped put the stock market on a losing track, and is making some New Yorkers anxious:

GREEN: I feel really bad for all the people that worked at Bear Stearns for 20-plus years and it's scary to ...

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Indian Point Hearing Continues

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The hearings this week are all about determining the scope of Indian Point's re-licensing review.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has its plans for examining the safety of the nuclear plant.

But today, the environmental group Riverkeeper will tell the NRC it should look more closely at corrosion ...

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Citizens' Groups Raise Doubts About Indian Point Safety

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Today was the third day of hearings in Westchester over the future of the Indian Point nuclear power station. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

Earlier this week, the judges of the Atomic Safety Licensing Board heard from New York State, Connecticut, and nearby towns.

Today, it was ...

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Hearing on Indian Point Continues

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering the renewal of Indian Point's license.

At a hearing yesterday, New York state argued for the two aging nuclear reactors to be shut down.

WNYC's Ilya Marritz was there.

The three judges of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board listened to the ...

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Indian Point Debate Goes to Court

Friday, March 07, 2008

The Entergy Corporation, the owner/operator of Indian Point, has asked the federal government for permission to keep its reactors running another 20 years. The licenses on Indian Point's 2 reactors expire in 2013 and 2015. But some government and civic groups are opposed. Today, in ...

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Spitzer Plans Mortgage Bill

Thursday, March 06, 2008

REPORTER: There are more than 3,000 mortgage shops and brokers in New York State, some of which have been the source of bad subprime loans.

Banks Superintendent Richard Neiman says Spitzer's proposal would regulate them more aggressively.

NEIMAN: What this bill will do is expand the responsibility ...

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Governor to Introduce Bill to Address Mortgage Crisis

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Governor Spitzer will soon introduce a sweeping bill to address the state's subprime mortgage crisis.

REPORTER: There are more than 3-thousand mortgage shops and brokers which have been the source of many bad loans... Banks Superintendent Richard Neiman says Spitzer's proposal would regulate them more aggressively.

NEIMAN: ...

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Deal to Ease Lending Crisis Announced

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

REPORTER: Andrew Cuomo says Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will stop doing business with lenders who use their own appraisers.

In exchange, the Attorney General's office has dropped its investigation of the companies.

A local trade group says the deal will make borrowing more expensive for the ...

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Cuomo Tries to End Ties Between Brokers and Appraisers

Monday, March 03, 2008

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announces a new agreement with mortgage lenders to end the cosy relationship between real estate brokers and appraisers.

REPORTER: Cuomo's office has persuaded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to stop doing business with banks that use in-house appraisers, starting next year.

The idea ...

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Commodities Prices and the Pizza-Subway Connection

Saturday, March 01, 2008

As the value of the dollar slides, more and more investors are putting their money in commodities. That's raised the price of many goods, and that affects New Yorkers in all kinds of ways, as WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports.

REPORTER: Gold, platinum, even sugar. They all ...

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Council Approves Green Carts Plan

Thursday, February 28, 2008

For decades, the number of food vendors on city streets has held steady at about 3,000.

Yesterday, the City Council voted to authorize as many as 1,000 new vending permits.

But there's a catch - they can only set up cart in certain neighborhoods.

WNYC's Ilya Marritz has ...

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Chinatown Raid Nets Over a Million in Counterfeit Goods

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Police seized over a million dollars worth of perfume, handbags, and other counterfeit goods in a dramatic raid today. Dozens of Chinatown businesses, including a massage parlor, were padlocked.

REPORTER: Law officers have been sweeping three buildings owned by the Terranova family, seeking building code violations. ...

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Cab Drivers From Pakistan Await Election Returns

Monday, February 18, 2008

Low demand for taxis gave some cab drivers from Pakistan time to focus on election news from their native country.

Hunched over styrofoam plates of rice and meat, a dozen or so drivers filled a halal restaurant in midtown and fixed their eyes on a large-screen ...

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Indian Point Refocus on Closing Plant in 2013

Monday, May 07, 2007

The Indian Point Nuclear Power Station has had its detractors since it was built in the 1970's. After the September 11th terrorist attacks, calls to close down the reactors took on a new urgency. But while many politicians say they'd like Indian Point closed, the ...

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New Step for Gowanus Drill Team

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Dodgeball, handball and double-dutch are all popular kids' games in New York City. In the Gowanus Houses of Brooklyn, two generations of women and girls have forged tight bonds through the dance form known as drilling, and this weekend the drill team's leader will be ...

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The Art of Deduction

Friday, April 14, 2006

Benjamin Franklin once joked that "nothing is certain but death and taxes." But when it comes to taxes, the joke is often at the expense of artists. Ilya Marritz explains why a proposal in Congress could make April a happier month for some.

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Wings of Love

Saturday, March 25, 2006

“Wings of Love” is featured as a prop in a production of Mike Leigh’s play “Abigail’s Party”, running now at The New Group. Reporter Ilya Marritz saw the play, was intrigued by this painting, and learned that it’s considered one of the best-selling ...

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Mark Lombardi

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Mark Lombardi was obsessed with financial chicanery, and with drawing the lines in which power flows. When he died in 2000, he left 14,000 index cards with entries on everything from multinational corporations to arms dealers to his own friends. But why are his huge, detailed drawings so difficult to ...

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