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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:

Army Corps Finds Fault with Massive Storm Barriers

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The agency that once championed hard engineering solutions now has a lot of good things to say about natural ways to reduce flood damage.

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MTA Had Plan to Keep Subways Running Despite Heavy Snow

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's called Plan V. But Gov. Cuomo instead shut the nation's largest mass transit system down for the first time because of snow.
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French Jews Find Refuge — Where Else? — on the Upper West Side

Friday, January 23, 2015

Jews in France felt nervous long before the recent attacks in Paris. Many have already left, not just for Israel but also Manhattan.

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Why MetroCards Are Like Paper Towels

Thursday, January 22, 2015

WNYC
A WNYC data analysis shows that buying in bulk has its price: Riders from poor neighborhoods use more expensive fare cards.

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Citi Bike's Parent Company Changes Name

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Alta Bicycle Share not only has new ownership, but a new name. Effective immediately, the company is now known as Motivate.
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Threatened Cuts to Overnight PATH Service Officially Dead

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Something that wasn't likely to happen in the first place now really won't happen.
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City Bans Solitary Confinement for Those Under 21 at Rikers

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

De Blasio administration eases off on young offenders, while imposing a controversial measure for violent inmates.

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The Fight Over a Floating Buoy 20 Miles Out in the Ocean

Friday, January 09, 2015

A proposal to pump liquified natural gas into our region from an offshore port gives environmentalists and union members a chance to show who has more moxie.

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The DMV Could Be More than Just a Place to Sit and Wait

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Governor Cuomo's DMV commissioner resigned last month. Now, transportation advocates want the department transformed into one that cares about street safety.
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Broken Windows Might Be to Blame for Strife Between de Blasio, Cops

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

WNYC
As the mayor ends the era of excessive stop-and-frisk policing, his alternative strategy poses new problems for the NYPD.

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NYC 2050: Climate Change and the Future of New York

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

In this hour-long special, we look ahead to what scientists say our climate will be like four decades from now: warmer and rainier, with a greater likelihood of flooding.  

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New Year Means You Can't Just Throw Electronics Away

Friday, December 26, 2014

Starting Jan. 1, a New York state law will require all electronics to be recycled. That means you can't just stuff your old iPhone into the trash.

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This City Councilman Wants to Charge For Un-Recycled Trash

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The head of the New York City Council's sanitation committee says we should be paying for refuse we don't recycle.

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With Transit Benefits, the Rich Pay Less and the Poor Pay More

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

If you pay for your MetroCard with pre-tax programs like TransitChek, you save money. But the person sitting next to you may be saving even more.

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New York Tries to Fight Its Way Out of a Plastic Bag

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Each New Yorker uses 3.2 plastic bags a day, every day, on average. Can a 10-cent fee change that?

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FEMA Promises Fix to Flood Insurance System that Leaves Homeowners in Lurch

Friday, December 05, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Up to now, companies have been penalized if they overpay flood claims, but not if they underpay them. That creates an incentive for them to lowball damages.

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De Blasio Names Long-Sought Sustainability Director

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

WNYC
Mayor will restructure two environmental agencies, and put former Columbia University administrator in charge of sustainability.

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After Close Race at Polls, Cuomo Lands Far Ahead in Campaign Cash

Monday, December 01, 2014

WNYC
The Democratic incumbent has ended up with more than $9 million in his campaign chest. 

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Rotten Luck: NYC's Pilot Compost Program in Trouble, with Shutdown of Delaware Processor

Monday, December 01, 2014

WNYC
Most of the waste collected under New York City's pilot composting program is now going to landfills, due to the shutdown of a Delaware facility.

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The Price of Filtered Water Goes Up

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A plant that will purify water from the NYC's oldest reservoir will cost about three times as much as originally estimated.

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