Ilya Marritz

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Can You Read My Mind Now?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

President Obama has allocated $100 million to map the human brain. As a leading center for neuroscience research, New York may be poised to benefit. But there’s a catch: until now the city hasn’t had much success at growing science-based businesses.

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Survey: Professional Ethics Weak on Wall Street

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In a survey of hundreds of people working on Wall Street, more than 1 in 5 said they'd seen or heard about wrongdoing in the workplace, and a quarter said they'd engage in insider trading if it meant making $10 million.


Civic Hackers Take on the Problems of the Poor

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

People in the tech world have sometimes been accused of catering mainly to their own needs, with apps for hailing taxis and finding romantic partners. But there’s another movement afoot – so called “civic hacking," aimed at solving serious problems.

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Make a Face or Swallow a Pill - This is the Future of Passwords?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Chinese and Syrian hackers, internet trolls and hacking collectives like Anonymous tend to give hacking a bad name, but some people hack for good too. This week on New Tech City, meet the participants of a civic hackathon as they try to solve the problem of price gouging at bodegas in Newark. 


Buying A Home In Manhattan Isn’t Getting Easier

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

New data for the second quarter of this year from the appraisal firm Miller Samuel show there are fewer homes for sale in Manhattan, and new listings are being bought up fast.


Marriage Ruling May Give New York a Business Advantage Over New Jersey

Friday, June 28, 2013

Years before the Supreme Court recognized gay marriages on the federal level, many American corporations offered benefits to same-sex couples. They say it's what you have to do to attract the best talent. This means that the high court’s rulings this week may make New York a more attractive place for companies to do business.

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7 Benefits For Gay Married Couples Because of Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Supreme Court's decision to strike down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act means same-sex married couples in states where gay marriage is legal are now eligible for more than 1,000 federal benefits previously available only to husbands and wives.  

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Construction Boom in NYC, Again

Monday, June 24, 2013

Expect to see more construction cranes in the New York City skyline.


Stranger Than Fiction: Quinn Memoir Fails To Sell

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Christine Quinn's new memoir With Patience and Fortitude sold only about 100 hardback copies in its first week, according to Nielsen BookScan. Quinn is City Council Speaker, and she's running for Mayor. So the book's poor performance is a bit of a head-scratcher for the publishing and political worlds.


Feds Raid 7-Eleven Stores In Immigration Scam

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Authorities in New York have announced the arrest of eight men and one woman in what they say was a wide-ranging conspiracy to staff convenience stores with illegal immigrant workers and steal those workers' wages.


Schneiderman’s Coalition Pressures Smartphone Makers

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A coalition of prosecutors is sending a warning to smartphone makers: thefts of phones are getting out of hand, and it's time for manufacturers to start working with law enforcement.


Cell Phone Makers Meet with New York AG

Thursday, June 13, 2013

On Thursday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman met with representatives of Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft to discuss the rise in thefts of smartphones.


Real Estate Deal Could Accelerate Change on the Bowery

Monday, June 10, 2013

A Lower Manhattan street that's long been synonymous with hard living continues to gentrify.


NYC Tech Reacts to Government Surveillance

Friday, June 07, 2013

The news this week that the U.S. government obtained personal data from several major American communications and technology companies has unleashed fresh debates over privacy and national security.  It's also raising uncomfortable questions for the city’s many tech start-ups.

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Verizon Call Logs Controversy: No Such Thing As Too Much Information

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The news that Verizon is providing the government with data about its customers on a daily basis has reignited the debate between balancing individual privacy and national security.

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Airbnb Appeals Judgment Against NYC Host

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

For the first time, room-sharing service Airbnb will represent a user in court.

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Scientist Slams Con Ed Storm Plan

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Con Edison has submitted plans to state regulators to spend $1 billion reinforcing electrical infrastructure. But a noted scientist who studies the effects of climate change on infrastructure says the utility's proposals would leave New York exposed to future storms.


'Virtual Currency' Used To Hide Large Money Laundering Scheme

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Federal prosecutors in New York say they have arrested five men associated with a digital currency company called Liberty Reserve. The men are accused of running a $6 billion money laundering scheme that prosecutors say was a "bank of choice for the criminal underworld."


Airbnb Legal Questions

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ilya Marritz , WNYC reporter, discusses a recent case where an Airbnb host had to pay a $2400 fine for renting his apartment through Airbnb.

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Court Rules Vacation Rental Site Illegal In New York

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

In New York, a judge has dealt a setback to Airbnb, the popular website for short term apartment rentals. The judge ruled an Airbnb user violated a New York City law when he rented a room to a visitor from out of town. The judge's decision casts doubt on New Yorkers' ability to make use of the site legally.