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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

Expect Delays for Days to Come on Long Island Railroad

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Long Island Rail Road canceled nearly 50 trains for the second evening in a row as crews work around the clock to recover from Monday's fire in a signal tower. What's more, officials say this modified schedule will likely continue for several days. But the railroad is about to undertake an upgrade that -- had it taken place earlier -- would have likely made the recovery faster.

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What the MTA Fare Hike Notices Really Mean

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It’s controversial enough whenever the MTA tries to raise fares, but the public hearing notice that began appearing in newspapers yesterday just made matters worse by mentioning fare increases far greater than those announced at its board meeting last month.

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Dueling Points of View on Manhattan's New Skyline

Monday, August 23, 2010

A picture is worth a thousand words—and millions of dollars. Those are the stakes for which two midtown real estate giants are playing in the fight over 15 Penn Plaza, a proposed 1,216-foot skyscraper that would be constructed within a quarter mile of the Empire State Building.

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Empire State Building Owner Testifies Against Skyscraper Next Door

Monday, August 23, 2010

Two major property owners in the 34th Street area are facing off at a City Council hearing today. Vornado Realty Trust wants to build a 1,200-foot tower at 33rd street and 7th avenue. But the owners of the Empire State Building, three blocks away, are objecting, saying the new tower would ruin the iconic view of their building on the skyline.

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Beekman Tower: Now Glistening to the Very Top

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Frank Gehry's design for the Beekman Tower in Lower Manhattan elicited a wide range of responses when its designs were circulated two years ago. Among them: Just how will the shiny steel surface fit in among lower Manhattan's stone towers?

While the building is still several months away from completion, the stainless steel siding appeared to have reached the top of the 76 floors this week, giving passersby a chance to assess it.

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Owners of Empire State Building Oppose Proposed Tower Nearby

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The owners of the Empire State Building are objecting to a proposed 69-story skyscraper that would be built two blocks away. The new building, called 15 Penn Plaza, would go where the Hotel Pennsylvania is currently located, at 32nd Street and 7th Avenue, and would rise to about 1200 feet -- or just 25 feet lower than the top floor of the Empire State Building.

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A Private Bus Service Picks Up Slack from MTA Cuts, but with Questions

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A number of private bus companies and van drivers are trying to pick up the slack left by this summer's MTA's service cuts. They're thinking private enterprise could operate those routes more efficiently than the public sector -- and even make a profit.

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Naming the Nets

Monday, August 16, 2010

Will the Nets keep their promise and put "Brooklyn" in their name when they move to their new arena?  Matthew Schuerman, WNYC Radio reporter, gives us an update.

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Progress at World Trade Center -- Finally

Monday, August 16, 2010

For years, New Yorkers have been complaining about “the hole in the ground” at Ground Zero. But now, if you look hard and from the right locations, One World Trade Center is beginning to take its place in the New York City skyline.

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Nets to Change Name, and May Not Use 'Brooklyn'

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A team spokesman confirms that the team submitted an application to change its name. But the spokesman wouldn’t specify what the desired name would be or whether it would use “Brooklyn” or “New York” as the geographic name.

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DiNapoli Assails MTA's Overtime; MTA Agrees

Friday, August 06, 2010

Almost 150 employees of the MTA earn more in overtime than from their base salaries, according to an audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The report assails the MTA's lax attitude towards overtime and calculates that the Authority spent nearly $600 million last year paying employees time-and-a-half.

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Union Solidarity Under Attack at Staten Island E-ZPass Center

Friday, August 06, 2010

To see how support for a union at the E-ZPass customer service center on Staten Island has fallen off this year, all you have to do is show up on a Thursday. That’s the day when workers there, as well as at other places where there are workers represented by the Communications Workers of America union, wear red shirts to show their solidarity. And what does it look like there?

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DiNapoli Assails MTA's Overtime; MTA Agrees

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Almost 150 employees of the MTA earn more in overtime than from their base salaries, according to an audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The report assails the MTA's lax attitude towards overtime and calculates that the Authority spent nearly $600 million last year paying employees time-and-a-half.

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Union Solidarity Under Attack at Staten Island E-ZPass Center

Thursday, August 05, 2010

To see how support for a union at the E-ZPass customer service center on Staten Island has fallen off this year, all you have to do is show up on a Thursday. That’s the day when workers there, as well as at other places where there are workers represented by the Communications Workers of America union, wear red shirts to show their solidarity. And what does it look like there?

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Delayed on the Subway? Request a Transit Doctor's Note, Online

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

It used to be that straphangers late for work or school because they got stuck on the subway could call or write a letter to the MTA New York City Transit. The transit agency would write back -- in about three weeks or so -- with a note detailing whether a delay occurred on a specific line at a particular time.

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Staten Island Hate Crime Victim Speaks Out

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

In Staten Island, police have made one arrest and are expected to make another shortly for last weekend's assault on an 18-year-old high schooler who was heading home from his job busing tables early last Saturday morning.

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WNYC Comes Back to Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The city is building a park out of a 1.6-acre piece of land in Greenpoint, Brooklyn -- where WNYC used to have two transmitter towers back when New York City owned the station. The towers were in use from 1937 to 1990, until the station began broadcasting its AM frequency from the Meadowlands.

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MTA Gives Riders Two Choices in Fare Hikes

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The MTA is giving monthly and weekly MetroCard users a choice: higher fares or higher fares.

As previously reported, the MTA is proposing to limit the number of times that riders can use weekly and monthly MetroCards. But in the fare hike plan that’s being made public Wednesday, the MTA is presenting a second option that would make the MetroCards more expensive but keep them unlimited. The MTA will then judge the public’s reaction to the two ideas and choose one of the two plans.

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MTA Proposed Fare Hikes

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Matthew Schuerman, Reporter, WNYC Radio, and Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, discuss the MTA's proposal for fare hikes on buses, trains and EZ pass users (tolls).

Weigh in on the fare hikes.

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MTA Gives Riders 2 Choices in Fare Hikes

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The MTA is giving monthly and weekly MetroCard users a choice: higher fares or higher fares.

As previously reported, the MTA is proposing to limit the number of times that riders can use weekly and monthly MetroCards. But in the fare hike plan that’s being made public Wednesday, the MTA is presenting a second option that would make the MetroCards more expensive but keep them unlimited. The MTA will then judge the public’s reaction to the two ideas and choose one of the two plans.

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