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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:

Beware the Light Box Effect — and Other Secrets of NYC's Microclimates

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's only a few degrees, but when a heat wave comes, variations in temperature across Manhattan could spell the difference between life and death.  

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Cool Enough For Ya?

Friday, August 15, 2014

The number of scorchers this year is down drastically from years past. The mercury has reached 90 degrees just four days this summer, while New York City typically experienced at least 15 hotter days in each of the past four years. 

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Green 'Net Zero' Buildings Sound Great. What's The Catch?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

When P.S. 62 opens in Staten Island a year from now, it will be the first school in the city that produces as much energy as it consumes.

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Upper East Side Moms and Penguins: It Must Be the Fringe Festival

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The New York International Fringe Festival presents about 200 plays on almost anything one can imagine.

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New York Veterans Weigh in on U.S. Military Action in Iraq

Friday, August 08, 2014

Recent New York veterans are weighing in on President Barack Obama’s decision to launch air strikes on Islamic extremists in Iraq, and provide humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of inhabitants of the country who fled to remote mountains in the north, where they are now trapped.

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Bratton: NYPD Closing In on Brooklyn Bridge Flag Swappers

Friday, August 08, 2014

The flag swap raised concerns about the state of security at the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Federal Agency Finds Rikers Island Violence Threatens Health Workers

Thursday, August 07, 2014

WNYC

OSHA says inmates circulated a "hit list" of staff targeted for assault.

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5Pointz Faces Imminent Demolition

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Property owner says he'll likely raze structure within two weeks to make way for two high rises.

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Met Blames Declining Contributions for Debt

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

A document issued to bond holders says the opera's deficit will be "significantly larger" than last year.

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Cuomo Defends Using Campaign Funds to Cover Attorney Fees

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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Governor says he could even use taxpayer funds to defend his office in Moreland probe.

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NJ Accelerates Distribution of Sandy Aid

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

More than a year-and-a-half after Sandy, the state of New Jersey has distributed just about a third of the original batch of $1.8 billion dollars in federal aid.

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Police Unions Go on Offensive After Eric Garner's Death

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The head of one police union says coverage of the Eric Garner death has been one-sided, and the coroner's report political.

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NYPD's Involvement Hikes Arrests for Animal Cruelty

Monday, August 04, 2014

Since police took the lead role in responding to animal cases in January, the ASPCA says the number of animal rescues and arrests for cruelty have actually gone up in New York City.

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Jones Beach Celebrates 85 Years, Builds for Another 85

Monday, August 04, 2014

Jones Beach is sprucing up, as it celebrates 85 years as a state park this summer.

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The Development Formerly Known as Atlantic Yards

Monday, August 04, 2014

The controversial project shall be known henceforth as "Pacific Park."

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Federal Prosecutors Say Rikers Guards Violate Teens' Constitutional Rights

Monday, August 04, 2014

Bharara calls violence by guards "the first impulse rather than the last resort" after two-year investigation.

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American Art Pops Up in Billboards and Bus Shelters

Monday, August 04, 2014

A collaboration is intended to make masterpieces as ubiquitous as advertisements.

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Creator of NYC's Build It Back Says, 'Everybody's Mad'

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The city's former director of housing recovery operations acknowledges that the Sandy rebuilding program was unsatisfactory, but says the solution has to begin in Washington.

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HUD Takes Whack at NYC's Build it Back

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Feds paint dismal picture of Sandy rebuilding program – or at least as it was when they visited in March. 

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De Blasio Removes Firm Overseeing Sandy Rebuilding Program

Friday, July 18, 2014

Homeowners complained that the first repair job did not get underway until March, nine months after the firm received its contract.

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