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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:

Cuomo Limits Sandy Buyout Program to Three City Nabes

Friday, April 11, 2014

A program popular with Staten Islanders and environmentalists reaches the end of the road.

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Businesses Are Waiting for Sandy Aid, Too

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Homeowners aren't the only ones waiting for the city to hand out federal aid.

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Enviros: Flood Maps Skipped 300,000 New Yorkers in Sandy's Path

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

An environmental group says FEMA's flood maps underestimated the extent of the storm's impact, affecting more than 300,000 New Yorkers.

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Fed Up With Rebuilding Delays, One Sandy Homeowner Sells

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Homeowners are feeling frustrated with delays in the Buy it Back program, 10 months after it began accepting applications and 17 months after Sandy hit.

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New Health Commissioner's Tale of Two Beverages

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Under Mayor de Blasio's new health commissioner, soda is still OUT. So what else is new? Listening to people, instead of dictating.

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Breezy Point Won't Have to Go Public to Get Dunes

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The private beach community on Rockaway Peninsula has found a way to avoid opening up its beaches to the public.

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At Metro-North, Punctuality Trumped Prudence

Friday, March 14, 2014

The agency's high on-time performance rating helped make Westchester attractive, but it became the railroad's Achilles' heel.

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Electric Bike Ban Roils Restaurant Workers

Thursday, March 13, 2014

It's a relief to some, but delivery workers say old-fashioned pedal power isn't enough.

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HUD Chief Faults NYC for Sandy Aid Delays

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Secretary Donovan says problems with Build it Back have to do with the way the city designed the program, not regulations.

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Zero Homes Repaired. 19,920 to Go

Friday, February 28, 2014

More than a year after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of New York City, not a single home here has been rebuilt or repaired with housing aid provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Sandy federal aid bill.

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De Blasio's New Headache: Sandy Recovery

Monday, February 24, 2014

About 16 months after the storm, federal HUD aid has failed to rebuild even one house in New York City. De Blasio promises (again) a full review of the Build it Back program.

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Mayor Versus Nature, Take Two

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A rookie mayor takes office, and a few days later, crazy winter weather hits and keeps on hitting in what ends up being a test of leadership. Sound familiar? It happened to Ed Koch, and it's happening now.

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It Really Does Take a Village to Rebuild After Sandy

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sheepshead Bay residents affected by Sandy may be part of a plan from the Pratt Center Design 

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Fuzzy Math: How Christie Divvied Up Sandy Mitigation Money

Monday, February 03, 2014

NJ Spotlight

Jersey City — the state’s second largest city — was awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars less than Newark and Elizabeth, cities of comparable size and storm damage.

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Flood Insurance Bill Clears Senate

Thursday, January 30, 2014

WHYY
NJ Spotlight

Legislation a victory for many residents along the New York and New Jersey coasts, but detractors say it will make the federal flood insurance program even less solvent.

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Backlash Over Flood Insurance Hits Congress

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WHYY
NJ Spotlight

A bill in the U.S. Senate to delay rate hikes for homeowners in flood-prone areas could be voted on as early as Wednesday.

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Yet Another Case in New Jersey of Alleged Abuse of Power

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

As two federal inquiries got underway into alleged retaliation by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his top aides, a state appellate court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving yet another instance of supposed political payback.

Bennett Barlyn was a prosecutor in Hunterdon County in 2010 when he secured ...

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Pete Seeger, Unsuccessful Hermit

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What was it like to be the folk legend's friend and neighbor for 20 years? WNYC's Karen Frillmann remembers.

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Public Housing Tries to Lift Boilers out of Danger

Friday, January 10, 2014

Public housing officials are planning to raise many of the system's boilers high enough so that another storm like Sandy would not knock them out again.

 

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Why White Christmases in New York Really Are Just Dreams

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Irving Berlin grew up in New York. So what was he talking about when he wrote, years later, of a snow-covered Christmas “just like the ones I used to know?" Have years of climate change and development worn away the luster that Manhattan used to have every December 25th?

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