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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:

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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For this Staten Islander, Density Is Answer to Sandy's Wrath

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The president of a borough known for its love of sprawl says (slightly) taller buildings are worth it, in the wake of Sandy's wrath.

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Panel Cuts Down Cuomo's Request for Tappan Zee Money

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Environmentalists argued bridge project items didn't qualify for financing from state fund. 

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1,500 Buildings Caught Between the Next Flood and a Hard Place

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Flood-proofing older apartment buildings in the wake of Sandy could cost almost as much as the buildings are worth.

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Feds Say Some Sandy Aid Money is Flowing Too Freely

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Many homeowners are still waiting for much-needed Sandy aid, but federal inspectors say New York and New Jersey have failed to stop duplicate payouts to others.

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New Atlantic Yards Deal Jump Starts Affordable Housing

Friday, June 27, 2014

New Yorkers have heard this one before: There's a new deal for Atlantic Yards.

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If a Tree Dies in the City, Will Anyone Notice?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New York City has almost finished planting a million trees. Now the question is, how many will survive?

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These Homes Took a Licking and Kept on Costing Taxpayers

Monday, June 23, 2014

The flood insurance system keeps putting money into repairing properties that are at risk for flooding again - more than $1 billion has gone to repair damaged homes and businesses.

 

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How Did New York Get So Much Sandy Money?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

NJ Spotlight

The damage estimates were similar, but now the last chunk of federal dollars has left Jersey short. And officials in the Garden State don't understand how the federal formula worked against them.

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$1B for Keeping NY Region High and Dry

Friday, May 30, 2014

An international competition for the best ideas to prevent the next flood gets funding.

 

 

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Sandy Repair Program Designed to Protect Homeowners Frustrates at Least One

Friday, May 30, 2014

A homeowner frustrated with shoddy work complained, but under the Build It Back Program, she's not supposed to talk to the work crews.

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A City Rich in Parks with Patches of Orange and Red

Thursday, May 29, 2014

It's areas of Staten Island, southeastern Queens and southern Brooklyn that are lacking parks.

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Summer Is Construction Season in the Rockaways

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Welcome to the new beach season in the Rockaways. But beware the backhoes.

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Leveling the Playing Field Between Rich and Poor Parks

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Neighborhood green spaces need more money. Should the city take it from better-funded parks?

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Seaport City Pits Odds of Flooding Against Odds of Ever Being Built

Thursday, May 22, 2014

WNYC

Europeans may build levees higher, but doing so comes at a cost.

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Flood-Resistant Neighborhood Would Be 80 Years in the Making

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A new neighborhood built on landfill in the East River would withstand a "100-year flood." But is that enough?

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Extreme Rains Come More Frequently in Northeast: Report

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Human-induced climate change is already having an impact on weather.

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HUD May Make NYC Compete for Sandy Aid

Monday, April 28, 2014

A proposal would let Washington fund resiliency ideas from areas across the country based on merit, not need.

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New Sanitation Chief: UES Garbage Facility Is Moving Forward

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WNYC

Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia said the proposed East 91 St. Marine Transfer Station was moving forward, but she's ready to meet with opponents of the plan.

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