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:

A Front Group, a Lawsuit and a Private Investigator: How Trump Rigged the System to Delay Gambling in New York

Thursday, October 20, 2016

WNYC obtained thousands of pages of documents and depositions showing how Donald Trump secretly ran an anti-gambling campaign in New York to shut down the competition.

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Uber Drivers Are Employees, New York Agency Finds

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Two drivers who were fired by the popular, car-for-hire app can be considered former company employees and not freelancers.

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New Jersey Votes: Yes to Gas Hike, Maybe to Casinos

Monday, October 10, 2016

New Jersey lawmakers vote to increase a tax on gasoline, and New Jersey residents vote on a referendum to allow casino gambling in the northern part of the state.

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Judges Toss Suit to Block NJ Megamall

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The project has been in the works since 2003, outlasting three governors and two developer groups. 

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Pro-Casino Group Folds on Bet to Bring Gambling to North Jersey

Friday, September 23, 2016

Polls suggest New Jersey residents don't want casinos outside of Atlantic City.


The Fight to Regulate Airbnb

Friday, September 23, 2016

Legislators across the country are trying to regulate companies like Airbnb, but a law passed 20 years ago is making it tough. 


NYC Goes After Private Home Owners Using Airbnb

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Using old regulations, the City is cracking down on private homeowners who use home-sharing services like Airbnb.

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Think Private Homes Are Safe to List on Airbnb? Think Again.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Conventional wisdom says single- and two-family homes are 100% legal to rent out to tourists. But New York City enforcers take a different view.

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The German TV Show Helping Refugees Assimilate

Friday, September 09, 2016

As fear over refugees increases in Germany, one TV show looks to help Syrian and Arab refugees assimilate. 

Lawsuit Seeks to Block NJ Megamall 'American Dream'

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

An effort to stop New Jersey from issuing over a billion dollars in bonds on behalf of the mall's developer.


A Monumental Effort to Get Young Bronxites Good Jobs

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Old masonry offers an opportunity to get valuable job skills.


Time (And Face Painting) Heal Wounds in Crown Heights

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Neighbors in Crown Heights, Brooklyn got together, 25 years after bitter racial strife divided the community.

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Late, Over Budget, the World Trade Center Mall Opens to Mixed Customer Reviews

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The mall which is operated by Westfield, contains 365,000 square feet of shopping and cost $4 billion in public money to build — twice the original projection.

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The End of the Summer Job

Friday, August 12, 2016

One teenager in three is working a summer gig. That means the portion of teens with jobs has dropped by half since the 80’s.

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A $2.7 Billion Plan to Restart Construction on NJ Megamall

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

After years of delay, the developer of a planned 2.9 million square foot shopping center known as American Dream has begun to explain how they plan to finish construction.


New Jersey Prepares an $800m Assist for Mall Developer

Monday, August 08, 2016

The developer of the stalled construction site known as American Dream is about to get a big infusion of cash.

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Why Americans Let Paid Vacation Days Go to Waste

Friday, August 05, 2016

While you sit daydreaming about your next vacation, consider this: more than half the country’s workers don’t use all their paid time off.

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The Uneasy Future of Germany's Refugees

Friday, July 29, 2016

As Germany continues to receive record numbers of refugees, far Right groups are harnessing anti-immigrant (and anti-media) sentiment to expand their cause.

Feds Expand Money Laundering Probe to All Five Boroughs – and Beyond

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A government probe has already turned up some evidence of suspicious activity.


Verizon Aims for a Makeover with Purchase of Yahoo!

Monday, July 25, 2016

While many people still think of Verizon as a phone business, it has other ambitions.