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.

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Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

The Latest Cause for Protesters: Journalism

Monday, February 27, 2017

About 200 concerned news consumers rallied in front of the New York Times building against the Trump Administration's feud with the press.

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100,000 New Jobs in New York City? Easy. Good Jobs? Not So Simple.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

In his State of the City address, Mayor de Blasio set a new goal: to connect less-educated New Yorkers with jobs that can become careers. Ones that pay at least $50,000 a year.

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Men Not at Work at Troubled Mall Development

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The developer of the American Dream mall in NJ's Meadowlands said financing to finish building was teed up and would be announced before Christmas. It’s February and still no word.

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New York’s Biggest Internet Provider Accused of Bilking Customers

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Charter Communications lied about its high-speed internet plans, New York's Attorney General alleges in a new lawsuit.

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Trump's Surprising Embrace of 'Government Sachs'

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

After criticizing Wall Street firms and Goldman Sachs in particular, six people who've worked with or for the bank have been selected for key roles in the new administration.

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Obama Saved New York by Saving Wall Street. But.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

By August, 2011, New York City had recovered the total number of jobs lost in the Great Recession. It was almost three more years before the country caught up.  

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Pay-to-Play Indictments Echo Scandal at State Pension Fund from a Decade Ago

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Lavish bribes that included cocaine, prostitutes, and ski trips...and it wasn't even a new idea.

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In New Jersey, 13 Years of Mall Madness Costs Billions

Friday, December 16, 2016

There is only one large suburban mall under construction in the U.S. After billions of dollars and thirteen years, it's still unclear if it will finally get built. 

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Part V: Profiting Off the American Dream

Friday, December 16, 2016

Bloomberg Businessweek
NJ Spotlight
WNYC
After more than a decade and billions of dollars spent on construction, who will benefit when the long-awaited New Jersey megamall opens?

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Tenement Museum Preps Guides for Conversation in Tense Climate

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tour guides at the Lower East Side museum are getting special training on how to facilitate discussion about immigrants, which can be tense following Donald Trump's election.

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Part IV: Paying for the American Dream

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Bloomberg Businessweek
NJ Spotlight
WNYC
At an estimated cost of $5 billion, who will foot the bill for New Jersey's rising megamall?

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The Mall of New Jersey's Dreams

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Canadian developers promise to deliver on finishing the mall of New Jersey's dreams.

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Part III: A Canadian Dynasty Buys the American Dream

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bloomberg Businessweek
NJ Spotlight
WNYC
The Ghermezian family built and operates the Mall of America. Now it has shifted its focus from Minnesota to East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Part II: Building a Mall for the Digital Age

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Bloomberg Businessweek
NJ Spotlight
WNYC
With malls closing across the country, the American Dream Meadowlands faces a dilemma of proving that it is not just a shopping center, but a destination. 

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Part I: Unfinished American Dream Looms Over New Jersey

Monday, December 12, 2016

Bloomberg Businessweek
NJ Spotlight
WNYC
WNYC's "Mall Madness" series begins with a look at how four governors, three developers and more than two billion dollars have failed to produce a megamall in New Jersey.

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Report: New York and New Jersey Must Prepare for 'Permanent Flooding'

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Teterboro Airport could be permanently flooded with as little as one foot of sea level rise, according to a new report from the Regional Plan Association.

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Reimagining New York City's Maps

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

"Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas," takes a fanciful look at New York City's geography.

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A Rift Among Jews Over Trump

Monday, November 21, 2016

Two events on Sunday highlighted a deep rift among American Jews when it comes to the president-elect.

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Call-In Special: Culture Shock

Monday, November 21, 2016

WNYC's Ilya Marritz asks what movies, books, or music are carrying listeners through this post-election turmoil and if the world needs a unifying anthem under a Trump Administration.

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What Airbnb Could Learn from Uber

Friday, November 04, 2016

Airbnb continues to butt heads with legislators in New York and is facing new restrictions. But Uber, which was also met with hostility at first, seems to be thriving.

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