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:

De Blasio to Require Some Hotels, Arenas to Begin Composting

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The first step in city's commercial composting drive starts with a focus on operations with 'clean waste streams.'

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The Fight Over the City's Flood Zones Will Matter for Years to Come

Monday, June 29, 2015

Make them too big, and homeowners will pay unnecessary insurance premiums; too small, and residents will — once again — suffer.

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Two Narcotics Organizations Nabbed for Street-level Dealing

Thursday, June 25, 2015

School officials had to close off one of the school’s entrance because children were walking by an “open-air drug market,” prosecutors said.

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If New York's Water Is So Good, Do You Need a Brita?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Water filters reduce chlorine. If you want to be sure to get the lead out, you need to take a closer look.

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Why You Shouldn't Flush Your Toilet During Rain Storms

Friday, June 19, 2015

Every year, 27 billion gallons of untreated raw sewage spews into our waterways. The city will have to do something about that.

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Tie-Dye T-Shirts? Water Pipes? The Cannabis Crowd's Not What You Think

Friday, June 19, 2015

A major marijuana conference and business expo at the Javits Center attracts investors, lawyers ... and a single mom from Long Island. 

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Water Pressure: Why Your Shower Is an Affordable Housing Issue

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Water rates have risen more sharply than heating fuel, labor costs and even real estate taxes. That's putting pressure on low-income households.

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'The Sound of Clean Water'

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A $1.6 billion ultraviolet light facility cleans New York City's water supply — and makes a unique hum in the bargain.

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How to Get New Yorkers to Conserve Water if They're Not Paying the Bill

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Some landlords complain they pay more for water than for heating fuel. That's where technology comes in handy.

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The City's Water

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WNYC and City Limits are producing a joint multimedia series on New York City's water -- where it comes from and why water rates have tripled over the last 15 years.

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NYC Mayor Taps Three for MTA Board

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New York City's voice on the MTA board is about to get a little louder.
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Nearly 30 Years and $3.5 Billion Later, NYC Gets Its First Filtration Plant

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Nobody wanted a filtration plant in New York City, certainly not in their backyard. Then it cost way more than expected.

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Call the Mega-Plumbers: The World's Longest Pipe Needs Fixing

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Don't tell California, but the New York City water supply is leaking up to 35 million gallons of water every day.

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You or Your Dishwasher, Who Uses Less Water?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It's one of the enduring conundrums of modern life: Finding the greenest way to clean dishes. Should we throw them in the dishwasher or do them by hand?   

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The Land New York City Doesn't Want to Build on

Monday, June 15, 2015

CityLimits.org
The DEP has been buying up thousands of acres of land around the streams and reservoirs that supply New York. But not everyone is happy about that.

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Your Water Comes From a Stream With No Name

Monday, June 15, 2015

Every time you fill your bathtub in New York City, you are connecting to an invisible infrastructure that stretches north to tiny streams in the mountains as far as 125 miles away.

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State AG Proposes Another Round of Ethics Reforms

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WNYC
The top state law enforcement official says paying legislators more but prohibiting them from holding second jobs would reduce corruption.

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New Plan for the Beleaguered Nassau Coliseum

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The plan calls for 3.4 million square feet of development on the 91-acre site in Uniondale. 

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PHOTOS: No Rats, No Pillars, No People in This Peek at the 2nd Ave. Subway

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The city's first new subway line in 60 years is supposed to open next December. It's 82 percent complete. Now, things are getting interesting.
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STEP ASIDE: The MTA Wants to Speed Up Three Subway Lines

Monday, May 18, 2015

The 6, 7 and F lines get special treatment as subway delays become rampant. (And straphangers on all lines get a video primer on why delays happen.)
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