Streams

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:

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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A Rapper Drops It Like It's Getting Hotter

Thursday, April 07, 2016

A performer who blends hip-hop and climate science says, "I put myself in the same category as Bill Nye and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, only I rhyme."

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Coming to Jamaica Bay (Maybe): Giant Tidal Gates

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Army Corps has tentatively selected a storm surge barrier to prevent flooding. But some fear it will also damage the bay's ecology.

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Most New York City Schools Went 10 Years Without Getting Their Water Tested for Lead

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Yet it turns out that contamination from lead pipes is likely to grow worse over time, not better.
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New York Public Schools Post Lead Test Results Online

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Concerned parents can now get a glimpse of the dangers — or lack thereof — in their children's drinking water.
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How a School Water Safety Law Went from Strong to Weak

Friday, March 18, 2016

How often do schools test for lead in their drinking water, and what are the results? It's hard to know.

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Newark Schools Say They Began Tackling Lead in 2004

Monday, March 14, 2016

But the district hasn't said whether its drinking water was polluted. 

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NJ Transit, Unions Reach Last-Minute Deal to Avert Strike

Friday, March 11, 2016

The agreement, which comes less than 30 hours before a Sunday deadline, averts a strike that would have paralyzed the nation's third largest commuter railroad.
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A 'Kafkaesque' Permitting Process Leads Islamic Group to Sue Township

Friday, March 11, 2016

New Jersey Muslims say a planning board violated their right of worship when it rejected their proposal for a mosque. 

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As Work Week Ends, Stress Begins for NJ Transit Riders

Friday, March 11, 2016

Tonight's commute for NJ Transit rail riders should be normal. Monday morning's is not so clear.
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5 Years After Fukushima, How Vulnerable Is Indian Point?

Friday, March 11, 2016

The plant in Westchester County has undergone safety upgrades, but it still faces pressure to shut down. 

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NJ Transit Talks Break Off on Sour Note

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The third day of talks ends with no resolution after state agency sends out notice warning union members of loss of benefits.

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Bringing a Forgotten Brook Back to the Surface

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Urban planners are beginning to see benefits to opening up buried streams, beginning with one in the Bronx. 

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#SpringIsComingNYC: 5 Places to Hang Now that Good Weather Is Here

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Here are five of our favorite places to go as the days grow longer and warmer. What are yours? 

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