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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

Rebuilding the World Trade Center

Friday, September 10, 2010

Over the past year, key elements in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site and the 9/11 Memorial have finally emerged above street level. But the fate of other pieces of the site remain uncertain. WNYC's annotated map of site provides details on each building on the site, its developer and the status of development.

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Survey Finds Many Subway 'Panic Bars' are Misused

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Subway riders set off alarms on emergency exits at subway stations so frequently that they are ignored or even disabled.

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WTC Progress Update: Seeing Is Believing

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Gov. David Paterson, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and developer Larry Silverstein gave their annual update on the progress of rebuilding the World Trade Center Tuesday. This time, there was actually something to see from the windows overlooking the site.

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E-ZPass Union Wins 15-Month Fight

Thursday, September 02, 2010

A labor union has won a 15-month fight for the right to represent about 300 employees at an E-ZPass customer service center on Staten Island. The National Labor Relations Board announced late Wednesday that the employer's objections to the union election, held in May 2009, were without merit.

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Science Park to Open in Late September

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A new campus for biotech and pharmaceutical companies on Manhattan's East Side is slated to open in late September.

The Alexandria Center for Science and Technology at East River Science Park will offer scientific firms valuable laboratory space — and, according to its developer and government leaders, help turn New York into a biotech research hub.

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Con Ed Rebates Surpass Target

Friday, August 27, 2010

Many more people than expected cashed in on the rebates Con Edison was offering for purchasing energy efficient air conditioners.

Earlier this summer, Con Ed offered $30 back to customers who bought new Energy Star window units for their homes. This wasn’t a typical marketing gimmick meant to pump up sales: Con Ed doesn’t manufacture air conditioners but it is trying to reduce energy consumption and agreed to the rebates as part of a plan required by state regulators.

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MTA Mulls Steep Hike for Cash Tolls, Out-of-State Drivers

Friday, August 27, 2010

Tolls for out-of-state drivers on MTA bridges and tunnels could go up to $7 under a new proposal from the authority—but E-ZPass users from New York State would keep paying the current $4.57 for major East River crossings.

The idea is one of two options the MTA’s considering for its bridges and tunnels. The other is more traditional: increase tolls across the board, for cash and E-ZPass, in-state and out-of-state, by about 10 percent.

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Will Tower at 15 Penn Hurt Development Chances at World Trade Center?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The new skyscraper in Midtown won't just change the views of and from the Empire State Building.

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Will Tower at 15 Penn Hurt Development Chances at World Trade Center?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The City Council's vote this week on a new skyscraper in Midtown could have impacts further downtown, where two office towers at the redeveloped World Trade Center will only reach their planned height if there's sufficient commercial demand.

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Council Approves New Skyscraper Near Empire State Building

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

By an overwhelming vote of 47-1, the City Council voted to allow a skyscraper to be built within four blocks of the Empire State Building in Midtown.

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City Council Committee Approves Skyscraper Near Empire State Building

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The City Council voted 47-1 to approve a new skyscraper that would be just a few blocks from, and nearly as tall as, the Empire State Building.

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Shifting Skyline

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Will plans for a skyscraper near Penn Station that would be almost as tall as the Empire State Building "ruin" New York's skyline? Matthew Schuerman, WNYC Radio reporter, discusses the development.

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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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