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:

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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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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Brands Target Tween Girls In Bid To Keep Them As Longtime Customers

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Brands increasingly see tweens as a distinct consumer group. From menstruation products to underwear, advertisers are targeting young girls in an informal tone to gain loyal customers earlier on.


Columbia 'Confessions' Expose Hunger and Sense of Alienation

Thursday, April 09, 2015

At Columbia University, a Facebook page is sparking conversation about the difficulties of staying in school when you don't have much money.


A Challenge to Developers: Software to Help People with Disabilities

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

How can tablets and smartphones benefit people who have a hard time moving around?


East Village Learns to Live with Barriers, Following Blast

Sunday, April 05, 2015

As one of the victims of the East Village blast is laid to rest, neighbors contend with a changed streetscape.


In Pictures: the Easter Bonnet Festival

Sunday, April 05, 2015

It's Easter Sunday in Western Christianity. And in Midtown, that means hats. Specifically, the annual bonnet festival, which takes over eight blocks of 5th Avenue.


Labor Activists Say $1 Raise Not Enough for McDonald's Workers

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The fast-food worker movement seems to be having an effect, but labor organizers say wages must rise much more.


Key Takeaways From the Menendez Indictment

Thursday, April 02, 2015

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez has been indicted on 14 counts of corruption. Among the alleged crimes: securing visas for a wealthy donor's Dominican and Ukranian girlfriends.


Squeezed By Seamless, Restaurants Look for Other Paths Online

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A lot of companies are trying to be the next Uber – a service so popular with consumers, it’s reshaping the taxi industry. The Uber of food delivery, in New York, is Seamless. 

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People Injured in East Village Blast Leave Hospital

Monday, March 30, 2015

A fourth is still recovering.


Hope Fades for Missing Men as Two Bodies Are Found

Sunday, March 29, 2015

It's becoming clear that an explosion in the East Village killed at least two people, but the precise cause of the blast is still being investigated.


Scrappy Chefs Transform Food Waste Into Primo Grub

Friday, March 27, 2015

A restaurant takes snout-to-tail cooking one step beyond.

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