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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman joined WNYC in December 2007 as the transportation and economic development reporter. He covered repeated financial crises at the MTA, the most severe transit cuts in decades, as well as the impact of the recession on the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn and the World Trade Center redevelopment in Lower Manhattan. Since 2010, Schuerman has been an editor in the WNYC newsroom. In addition, he has recently reported a number of Sandy-related stories.

Schuerman came to radio from The New York Observer, where he also covered economic development. Earlier, he was an associate editor at Worth Magazine, and free-lanced for The Village Voice, Fortune, City Limits, and other publications.

Schuerman has been a fan of WNYC since the mid-1990s, when he was working as a reporter at The Day, a daily newspaper in New London, Conn. Though 100 miles away from New York, he could get Brian Lehrer and Leonard Lopate on his car radio while driving along Interstate 95 on his daily rounds, thanks to how the AM signal travels over the Long Island Sound.

A native of Chicago, Schuerman graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude. He received a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

213 Breakdowns and Counting: NJ Transit's Tale of Woe

Thursday, June 23, 2016

To pay its bills, the agency perennially moves money from its capital budget to cover daily expenses. Transit advocates say that's unsustainable. It's also eerily familiar.
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The Rockaway Peninsula Isn't as Old as You Think

Monday, June 20, 2016

The author of "Mannahatta" took a good look at historical maps and discovered a surprise.

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Legislative Sessions Ends with a Lackluster Ethics Package, and Rebuke of the Mayor

Friday, June 17, 2016

The 2016 legislative session ended much like it started — without clear focus.

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A Very Different Kind of New York City Map

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A new "habitat map" shows why the city's natural spaces host such a wide variety of plant and animal life.

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School Districts Resist Lead Testing Requirement

Monday, June 13, 2016

The New York Association of School Boards say they aren't opposed to a bill but want to know who'll pay for remediation. 

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Cuomo Nominates MTA Board Member With Potential Conflicts

Friday, June 10, 2016

Good government groups question whether recusing oneself from votes involving one's company is enough. 
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NJ's Sandy Czar Quietly Steps Down

Friday, June 03, 2016

Terrence Body left the Christie Administration to join a private consulting firm, and his departure was met with little fanfare.

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An Icon of the Wild West Becomes a Secret New Yorker

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Stealth and human-built infrastructure may be the secret to the coyote's success in the city. 

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Read All About It: Free Newspaper Hawkers Go Silent

Monday, May 23, 2016

Citing trash problems, the MTA and publishers of amNY and Metro will replace the workers with self-service metal racks. 

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Schools Scramble to Test Their Water after Newark Finds Lead

Friday, May 20, 2016

Few public school districts bothered to test their water for lead. Now they're making up for lost time. 

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The Best of #WildNYC

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Who knew that scarlet tanagers, giant moon jellies and humpback whales call the New York City area home?

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In a Flood Plain? Damaged by Sandy? These Home Buyers Aren't Fazed.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

This week, 115 Sandy-damaged homes went up for auction on Staten Island and Long Island. Hundreds of people turned out to bid on discounted properties in flood zones.

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City Proposes Deer Management Plan for Staten Island

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Officials want to surgically sterilize deer to help control their fast-growing population on Staten Island.

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Peter Rabbit's Transportation Problem

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Queens Zoo is working to turn around the dramatic decline of the New England Cottontail Rabbit.

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The Life and Legacy of Jane Jacobs

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Wednesday would have been Jacobs' 100th birthday.

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Get Out of Your Car and into Yoga Pants. It's Earth Day.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Parts of Broadway, the Village and Washington Heights will be off-limits to motor vehicles. 

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Roller Coaster Temperatures Take a Toll on New York Stone Fruits

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fruit crops in New York suffered severe damage from fluctuating winter temperatures. Expect to pay higher prices to get nectarines, peaches and plums.

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Protests Fire Up Over East New York Rezoning Plan

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ten people were arrested on Wednesday for disorderly conduct while protesting a proposed rezoning for East New York.  

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For Victims of Child Sex Abuse in New York, Justice Can Be Hard to Find

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Advocates for victims of child sex abuse continue to push for changes to New York state laws severely limiting the amount of time a victim has to file charges.

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Ex-Christie Aide, Ousted After Bridgegate, Returns to Help Lt. Governor

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Bill Stepien steps up to head group exploring Guandagno's gubernatorial run.

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