Ilya Marritz

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Indian Point Owner Seeks Safety Assessment

Monday, April 28, 2008

Entergy, the owner of the Indian Point nuclear power plant, is holding a public meeting on the safety of its facility, hosted by a panel of its own experts. Dr. Neil Todreas, the panel's co-chair, said he is confident his team can do an independent ...


Siegel Says Sean Bell Verdict Was Flawed

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Supporters of Sean Bell held another rally Sunday at the Harlem headquarters of the Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

REPORTER: Protestors want the US justice department to bring a federal civil rights case against the three NYPD detectives who've been acquitted of all charges in ...


Grameen Bank Opens in Queens

Saturday, April 26, 2008

With a jumbo pair of scissors and a big round of applause, Dr. Muhammad Yunus officially opened Grameen America in Jackson Heights Friday. It's the first American branch of Grameen Bank of Bangladesh.

REPORTER: More than three decades ago, Dr. Yunus got the bank started by ...


Southern New Jersey May See Another Power Plant

Monday, April 21, 2008

Governor Jon Corzine unveiled a lengthy new energy plan for New Jersey that seeks to balance environmental and economic concerns. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: The 15-year forecast calls for more investment in renewables, new gas pipelines to Long Island, and, controversially, giving consideration to ...


Papal Paraphernalia a Tricky Business

Sunday, April 20, 2008

During his visit to New York, Pope Benedict has been greeted by cheering crowds. Another sound associated with papal visits is that of ringing cash registers, as the faithful and tourists shell out for pope paraphernalia. Studies of papal visits past suggest that when a ...


Rule Change for Local Banks

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Regulations for locally chartered banks have been streamlined. New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania will now honor each other's banking charters.

This means New York-based banks are free to open branches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, without having to answer to each state's regulators.

New York's ...


Renters Also Hurt by Mortgage Crisis

Monday, April 14, 2008

Half of New Yorkers affected by the mortgage crisis aren't owners but renters. That's the finding of a new NYU study. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

When a property is foreclosed, a bank takes possession, and puts the building up for auction. If it's a building ...


Cable Companies Compete for Franchise

Monday, April 14, 2008

Cablevision and Time Warner are the city's only two cable television franchise holders - but that could soon change.

Cable contracts must be reviewed every decade and the current franchise period ends this October.

Today, the city begins accepting new proposals for citywide cable contracts.

Verizon is ...


Cuomo Says Indian Point Should Not be Part of New Company

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The corporation that owns the Indian Point nuclear power station north of New York City should not be allowed to spin it off into a new company. That's the view of state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: Indian Point's owner is ...


Long Island Goes Solar

Friday, April 11, 2008

LIPA, the Long Island Power Authority, is planning a big investment in alternative energy.

In what could become the biggest solar project in the state, the utility will seek proposals for harnessing the sun's rays.

LIPA's president, Kevin Law, says it'll be up to the private ...

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Natural Gas Could Transform Sullivan County

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Last winter, some residents of Sullivan County in upstate New York were surprised to receive mailers from companies that wanted to drill for natural gas on their land. Soon, cafes and gas stations were buzzing with talk that you could get rich off of gas ...

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Manhattan Prices Remain High

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The average cost of a Manhattan apartment is now close to $1.7 million.

Quarterly data released by New York's big brokers show an increase in the sale price of condos and co-ops by an average of around 20% over the same period last year.

Sale prices rose ...


Nobel Prize-Winning Bangladeshi Microlender Opens Affiliate in Queens

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

It might surprise some people that a bank from a developing country would open a branch in New York City.

Many people first learned about Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank when the bank and its founder, Muhammad Yunus, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.

Late last year, Grameen ...


The 10th Armory Show Opens

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The 10th annual Armory Art Show kicked off yesterday in Pier 94 on Manhattan’s West Side. In just one decade, the show has transformed from a small and strictly hometown happening to a major emporium on the international art circuit. WNYC’s Ilya Marritz has the ...


Tin Roof Dreams

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Every year, young people flock to New York to pursue a life in the arts. In 2007 a young woman named Emily Driscoll came to Brooklyn to start an art gallery. While her time in New York was unexpectedly cut short, she left a lasting ...


Paterson Looks to Clear Affair Spending Questions

Friday, March 21, 2008

Gov. David Paterson has written a check to his own campaign fund for $253 in an effort to clear up questions about spending when he was a state senator. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

Ever since Gov. Paterson revealed he had more than one extramarital affair ...


Bloomberg Stumps for Traffic Fee

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is out stumping for his congestion pricing plan again today.

Speaking in Throgs Neck, he touted the new BXM-19 bus route; one of three that he says would whisk riders from the Bronx to Manhattan. The mayor says he needs state and city ...


Bear Stearns Buyout Has Local Impact

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The abrupt acquisition of the investment house Bear Stearns by JP Morgan has New Yorkers paying close attention to Wall Street. While both firms are global players, their impact is local, as WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports.

REPORTER: Where there are acquisitions, there are usually layoffs. In ...


Bear Stearns Buyout Makes Some NYers Anxious

Monday, March 17, 2008

News of the fed-assisted buyout of Bear Stearns has helped put the stock market on a losing track, and is making some New Yorkers anxious:

GREEN: I feel really bad for all the people that worked at Bear Stearns for 20-plus years and it's scary to ...


Indian Point Hearing Continues

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The hearings this week are all about determining the scope of Indian Point's re-licensing review.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has its plans for examining the safety of the nuclear plant.

But today, the environmental group Riverkeeper will tell the NRC it should look more closely at corrosion ...