Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz covers business for WNYC and is the host of "The Season."

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:

They’re Losing, Better

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Pretty much everyone at Columbia knows their football team's dismal record, but few are actually rooting for a win. The Lions need some fans.

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The Waning 'Whole Foods Effect'

Friday, October 02, 2015

Seen as a holy grail for some developing neighborhoods, the grocery chain is having problems with its high-end identity.

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Episode 3: Scrub Talk

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Columbia football has an unwritten rule: no bragging about past glory. For former coach Bill Campbell, any past glory has been in his business career. Can he help the team win now?   

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An Ivy, A New Coach And A Perfectly Terrible Football Record

Thursday, September 24, 2015

With a losing streak of 22 games, a breath of fresh air is exactly what the Columbia University Lions need. They've found inspiration in their "miracle worker" of a new coach, Al Bagnoli.


Episode 2: 'Where Is It Written That You Guys Can't Win?'

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Columbia Lions played hard, but fell to Fordham in their season opener. And that brought them to a milestone in Columbia history: with 22 losses, they're halfway to "The Streak."

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Episode 1: The Closest Person You’re Gonna Get to a Miracle Worker

Thursday, September 17, 2015

In the first episode of The Season, meet the new head coach for the Columbia Lions football team. His mission? Turn around a team that hasn't won a game in two years.


When Inspectors Look for Illegal Hotels

Monday, September 14, 2015

A freedom of information request resulted in 2,684 records for illegal hotel inspections in New York City, and some of what turned up is pretty weird. Here's what we've learned.

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Welcome to 'The Season'

Thursday, September 10, 2015

It's been two years since the Columbia University Lions football team won a game. ‘The Season,' a new podcast from WNYC, will follow the team in its quest to make a comeback.

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The Real Estate Mogul Who Wants to Bring Casinos Closer to You

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

A state commission will soon decide whether to approve another casino in New York. There is only one applicant, and he's a wealthy executive with a taste for horses and politics.

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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.


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.


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


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.