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Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz covers business for WNYC.

He was born and raised in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn. He attended Stuyvesant High School and Wesleyan University, and has also worked as a producer at WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, a producer at NPR's All Things Considered, a reporter at Radio MultiKulti (sadly now defunct) in Berlin, Germany, and Radio Prague, in the Czech Republic.

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

Groups Press Albany for More Telecoms Oversight

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Verizon was the target of the most pointed criticism at a City Hall rally.

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City Hall Publishes More Data Than Ever

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The added data sets and tools are part of City Hall's effort to share more info with the public.

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New Exhibit Laces Together Sneakers And History

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

From high-heeled kicks to Air Jordans, a traveling exhibit from the Brooklyn Museum encourages us to look at everyday footwear as exquisite objects of desire, and see "sneakerheads" as the historians.

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Sole Witness: New Exhibit Tells the Story of Sneakers

Friday, July 10, 2015

The history of kicks, from the first Converse All-Stars, to the latest Jordans.

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Co-Op City Not Cooperating, Say Regulators

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The board of Co-Op City has been warned by regulators that it's entering a crisis of its own making and could face a non-monetary default.

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Airbnb Claims It’s a Solution to Stagnating Incomes

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Under fire from critics who say it has driven housing costs higher, Airbnb says it's actually making life affordable for working families.

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City Slams Verizon for Slow Rollout of Fiber Network

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fiber optic cable was supposed to be available in all NYC homes, but it still isn't.

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NYC Libraries Are Giving Out Internet Devices for Free. Could it Be a Model for the Nation?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Borrowing an internet hotspot is now almost as easy as borrowing a book.

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You Survive Sandy, Only to Lose Your Lease…

Friday, June 12, 2015

A last-ditch effort to save a Brooklyn deli with a loyal following.

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With Silver’s Ouster, Downtown Could Lose Its Preferential Treatment

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The clock is ticking on a slew of subsidies that have brought business to lower Manhattan

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Four Ways New Yorkers Could Feel the Sale of Time Warner Cable

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

2.6 million New Yorkers will be sending their monthly checks to a different cable company if Charter Communications is successful in its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable. 

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Foreclosure Process 'Broken' in New York

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It takes longer to complete a foreclosure in New York than in any other state, and that may hurt both borrowers and lenders. A Cuomo administration official offers a solution.

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SHOCKER! Tabloid Rumored to Flirt With Possible Buyers

Friday, May 15, 2015

The owner of the New York Daily News is considering selling the tabloid. So what could the News really be worth?

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All About Those Ads: Why Verizon Is Buying AOL

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Verizon has announced it will purchase AOL for $4.4 billion. Analysts say Verizon was particularly attracted to AOL's ad-delivery business.

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Bringing Food Trucks into the Open

Friday, May 01, 2015

The number of mobile food permits in NYC was capped years ago, so getting permits requires a shadowy system. WNYC's Ilya Marritz and two industry players talk about reforming the system.

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Stricter Rules Fail to Dent Black Market for Vendor Permits

Friday, May 01, 2015

There’s a shadowy backstory to kimchi tacos and falafel platters served out of food trucks. Many vendors pay high prices to “rent” other people’s permits on the black market.

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Reports: Comcast + Time Warner Cable = Not Happening

Thursday, April 23, 2015

One of the biggest proposed media mergers ever may be off. Bloomberg News is reporting that Comcast is preparing to drop its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable.

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Bill Would Ban Credit Checks By Employers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Advocates say asking for credit history puts people with bad credit or no credit in a bind.

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Hacking Accessibility

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Activists talk about software and wearable technology designed to help people with disabilities, plus calls on low-tech hacks.

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City Hall Seeks Ideas to Connect the Disconnected to Broadband

Thursday, April 09, 2015

City Hall is putting out a call for innovations to connect more New Yorkers to high speed internet.

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