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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:

You Think the Port Authority's Ready to Build a New Bus Terminal? Not so fast.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Everyone agrees the aging facility needs to be replaced. It's the how — and where — that's proving to be the problem.
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The City's Slimiest, Slowest Landscapers

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Earthworms are changing the varieties of trees growing in New York City parks. 

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How Hot Is Harlem?

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

This summer, WNYC and its partners are measuring heat and humidity in un-air-conditioned apartments in Upper Manhattan. It's not about the weather. It's about public health. 

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More Rules, Little Transparency, in City's Patrolling of Toxic Schools

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

After toxic fumes were discovered at a Bronx school five years ago, the Department of Education promised to never again expose students to contaminated air.
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July 4th Weekend Brings Softballers from Around the Americas to Harlem

Sunday, July 03, 2016

A local park plays home to an international tournament, drawing ringers from Miami, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.

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Tiny Creature, Mighty Sting

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Pacific jellyfish never before spotted in New Jersey is suddenly turning up on the Jersey Shore this summer.

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213 Breakdowns and Counting: NJ Transit's Tale of Woe

Thursday, June 23, 2016

To pay its bills, the agency perennially moves money from its capital budget to cover daily expenses. Transit advocates say that's unsustainable. It's also eerily familiar.
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The Rockaway Peninsula Isn't as Old as You Think

Monday, June 20, 2016

The author of "Mannahatta" took a good look at historical maps and discovered a surprise.

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Legislative Sessions Ends with a Lackluster Ethics Package, and Rebuke of the Mayor

Friday, June 17, 2016

The 2016 legislative session ended much like it started — without clear focus.

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A Very Different Kind of New York City Map

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A new "habitat map" shows why the city's natural spaces host such a wide variety of plant and animal life.

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School Districts Resist Lead Testing Requirement

Monday, June 13, 2016

The New York Association of School Boards say they aren't opposed to a bill but want to know who'll pay for remediation. 

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Cuomo Nominates MTA Board Member With Potential Conflicts

Friday, June 10, 2016

Good government groups question whether recusing oneself from votes involving one's company is enough. 
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NJ's Sandy Czar Quietly Steps Down

Friday, June 03, 2016

Terrence Body left the Christie Administration to join a private consulting firm, and his departure was met with little fanfare.

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An Icon of the Wild West Becomes a Secret New Yorker

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Stealth and human-built infrastructure may be the secret to the coyote's success in the city. 

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Read All About It: Free Newspaper Hawkers Go Silent

Monday, May 23, 2016

Citing trash problems, the MTA and publishers of amNY and Metro will replace the workers with self-service metal racks. 

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Schools Scramble to Test Their Water after Newark Finds Lead

Friday, May 20, 2016

Few public school districts bothered to test their water for lead. Now they're making up for lost time. 

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The Best of #WildNYC

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Who knew that scarlet tanagers, giant moon jellies and humpback whales call the New York City area home?

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In a Flood Plain? Damaged by Sandy? These Home Buyers Aren't Fazed.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

This week, 115 Sandy-damaged homes went up for auction on Staten Island and Long Island. Hundreds of people turned out to bid on discounted properties in flood zones.

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City Proposes Deer Management Plan for Staten Island

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Officials want to surgically sterilize deer to help control their fast-growing population on Staten Island.

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Peter Rabbit's Transportation Problem

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Queens Zoo is working to turn around the dramatic decline of the New England Cottontail Rabbit.

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