Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

Stray Voltage: No Shock This Time of Year

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Melting snow and salt are corroding electric cables, sometimes shocking people and their pets this time of year.


How de Blasio Can Make 'Affordable Broadband for All' a Reality

Friday, February 21, 2014

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.

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Why Your Con Ed Bill Spiked This Month

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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.

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What's Behind the Spike in Heating Oil Prices

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Heating oil suppliers have struggled with a sharp rise in demand.

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De Blasio To Fashion Industry: I'm One of You

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The fashion industry may have found a champion in Bill de Blasio, as the new mayor kicks off his first Fashion Week.


When Glass Houses Become Hothouses

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Many people like floor to ceiling windows, but they could make your apartment a heat trap in a blackout.

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Meet Gilbert Taylor, New York's New Homelessness Chief

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Listen in as the Commissioner joins volunteers to count homeless people living on the streets of New York.

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Arrest at JFK Prompts Fresh Scrutiny of Bitcoin

Monday, January 27, 2014

Arrests on money laundering charges come just as New York State begins two days of hearings, aimed at bringing transparency to bitcoin transactions.

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Long Term Jobless Find Out What Happens When A Safety Net Disappears

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The latest state and local employment numbers show the jobless rate fell in New York and New Jersey in December.


Two True Stories from the Airbnb Wars

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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.

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So Verizon Won the Internet Wars—Now What?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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.

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Net Neutrality Blocked: What It Could Mean For You

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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 ca...

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In Surprise Move, Casino Lays Off Workers Who Won Big Pay Raise

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Workers celebrated last October when an arbitrator raised their pay, but now many of them are getting pink slips.


Social Security Fraud Bust Nails Hundreds of Former NYPD, NYFD Officers

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Manhattan's district attorney has charged dozens of retired police officers and firefighters with filing fake disability claims.

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Louis Armstrong's Corona Sure Has Changed

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

For the last three decades of his life, the jazz great made a simple two story house on 107th street his home. And you have to wonder whether he'd recognize his corner of Queens today...

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Why the Boss Isn’t on Bloomberg News’ List of Billionaires

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

After a dozen years as mayor, Michael Bloomberg is again a private citizen, and one of the city's richest. But you won't find his name on his company's own index of the wealthiest individuals.


Con Ed Agrees to Freeze Rates—But Will Still Work on Infrastructure

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

After asking for a big rate hike to protect its infrastructure from storms, Con Edison has bowed to pressure from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and agreed to a rate freeze.


Don't Miss Out, Sign Up! New Yorkers Risk Losing Property Tax Rebate

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Homeowners must re-register for a property tax rebate or risk losing it in 2014.


Minimum Wage Workers Get Pay Raise

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A pay raise for the lowest-paid workers in New York and New Jersety

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How One Homeless Woman Helped Double the Paychecks of 1,400 Workers

Friday, December 20, 2013

Natalie Abreu, a single mother of three, lived in a homeless shelter in the Bronx, while commuting to her job as a cleaner at a casino in Queens. Her story helped sway an arbitrator i...