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.
With the sale of a community center, the Bowery's transformation into an upscale playground is nearly complete.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton accuses smartphone makers of tolerating rampant theft because it's profitable.
The St. Pat’s for All Parade started as an alternative to the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which excludes gay groups. Now in its 15th year, the parade has kept its easygoing, come-as-you-are ethos. The route passes through multicultural neighborhoods of Queens.
The shooting of a police officer is linked to a bus line that has problems.
It happened in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Wednesday evening, when 26-year old rookie officer James Li and his partner were pursuing a fare evader on a bus, and the man withdrew a gun and fired on Li.
How a culture war that happened more than two decades ago still reverberates in city schools.
People who care about Ukraine's future are flocking to a shrine on Second Avenue.
Melting snow and salt are corroding electric cables, sometimes shocking people and their pets this time of year.
Mayor de Blasio wants "universal access" not only for New Yorkers who need childcare, but also for those who don't have a home connection to high-speed internet.
Some people's Con Ed bills are much higher than they were at this time last year - and (spoiler alert) it's related to the frigid temperatures.
Heating oil suppliers have struggled with a sharp rise in demand.
The fashion industry may have found a champion in Bill de Blasio, as the new mayor kicks off his first Fashion Week.
Many people like floor to ceiling windows, but they could make your apartment a heat trap in a blackout.
Listen in as the Commissioner joins volunteers to count homeless people living on the streets of New York.
Arrests on money laundering charges come just as New York State begins two days of hearings, aimed at bringing transparency to bitcoin transactions.
The latest state and local employment numbers show the jobless rate fell in New York and New Jersey in December.
A musician supports his Brooklyn lifestyle by renting out rooms in Manhattan. And a landlord spends years trying to remove an illegal hotel operation from his building. It's a tale of two Airbnb citizens.
Verizon wants the internet to be more orderly - and more profitable. This week's major court decision against “net neutrality” is a big win for the company.
Tech entrepreneurs say a federal court ruling will have a profound and negative impact on the Internet. "You may find that your Internet service provider is functioning more like a cable company," says On The Media's Brooke Gladstone.
Workers celebrated last October when an arbitrator raised their pay, but now many of them are getting pink slips.