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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

Bloomberg Names New Deputy Mayor for Economic Development

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is appointing Robert Steel, a former Wall Street banker, as his deputy mayor for economic development, according to city officials.

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Bloomberg Names New Deputy Mayor for Economic Development

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is appointing Robert Steel, a former Wall Street banker, as his deputy mayor for economic development, according to city officials.

Steel will be the third deputy mayor for economic development under Bloomberg to come out of the finance world. He spent most of his career -- 25 years ...

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MTA Saves Free Student MetroCards

Friday, June 18, 2010

The MTA is abandoning its plan to revoke free MetroCards for students to get to school.

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NYU Plans New 38-Story Building in Greenwich Village

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New York University wants to build a 38-story hotel and faculty residence on Bleecker Street as the first of several projects that will increase the university's physical size over the next 20 years.

The glass and concrete tower would be about 40 percent taller than three towers designed by I.M. Pei ...

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MTA Saves Free Student MetroCards

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The MTA is abandoning its plan to revoke free MetroCards for students to get to school.

MTA Chairman Jay Walder had threatened to start charging students half-fare starting in September unless the city and the state contributed more money. But aides say Gov. David Paterson has refused to do that, and ...

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'Riverside Center' Development Plan Draws Objections

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A development company wants to finish off a job that Donald Trump began more than two decades ago. Back then, Trump proposed to build a massive complex of office and residential buildings on a platform above an old train yard between West 59th and West 72nd streets near the Hudson ...

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Subway Construction Disrupts Businesses Along Second Avenue

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Upper East Side businesses struggling through subway tunnel construction are asking the City Council for help.

At hearings yesterday, Second Avenue Business Association head Joe Pecora estimated that 14 businesses have closed or been forced to relocate as a result of construction on the new subway tunnel between 90th and 96th ...

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WTC Settlement

Friday, June 11, 2010

WNYC reporters Fred Mogul and Matthew Schuerman discuss the new ground zero settlement, which awards plaintiffs $712.5 million.

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New Proposal Could Boost WTC Workers' Settlement by $125M

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lawyers say they've reached a new settlement for almost 10,000 emergency personnel and construction workers who may have suffered health problems while working on the pile at Ground Zero.

The revised proposal, which still has to be approved by 95 percent of the workers, would increase the total compensation for plaintiffs ...

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MTA's Proposed Layoffs Get Another Hearing

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Station agent at the 23rd St. stop. (Photo by Stephen Nessen)

Station agent at the 23rd St. stop. (Photo by Stephen Nessen)

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's board has voted to hold a new round of four public hearings next month to discuss ...

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Judge Rules MTA Must Reopen Station Booths

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

A state civil court judge has ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to reopen, and restaff, 42 subway station booths that she says the MTA improperly closed in May.

The ruling, from Judge Saliann Scarpulla, comes just days after she threw out the MTA's plan to close 100 more booths, and lay ...

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MTA to Hold Hearings Prior to Closing Booths

Friday, June 04, 2010

A Manhattan judge has ruled that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) can not close subway token booths or fire more than 200 station agents without first holding public hearings.

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Judge Rules MTA Must Hold Hearings Prior to Closing Token Booths

Friday, June 04, 2010

A state judge is forcing the the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to postpone its plan to layoff hundreds of station agents. Civil court Judge Saliann Scarpulla made the ruling Friday, saying that the MTA didn't hold sufficient public hearings on its plan to close about 100 full and ...

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Smart Cards Coming to City's Subways and Buses

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The region's three transit agencies launched a "smart card" pilot today, saying it would cut down on their operating costs and make commuting more convenient for riders.

If it works, the technology could lead to the demise of the MetroCard and the rise of an interstate system that would let commuters ...

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MTA Pilots New Smart Cards

Monday, May 31, 2010

Beginning Tuesday, the MTA will pilot a new payment system on some bus and subway lines that will turn certain types of MasterCards into MetroCards.

Instead of swiping, owners of credit and debit cards embedded with computer chips will be able to tap the cards against a specially designated farebox on ...

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Remembering Our Soldiers--Memorial Day in the City

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day in the region was marked by parades, ceremonies, picnics and a helicopter demonstration that went awry leaving 10 observers with minor injuries.

The helicopter was an Osprey MV-22 taking part in a Fleet Week event at Staten Island's Clove Lakes Park. As the vehicle was landing, its propellers created ...

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A New Route for the M Line

Friday, May 28, 2010

The MTA is cutting subway and bus service in a number of places--but a mile-long subway tunnel on the Lower East Side is actually being revived.

The tunnel will be used to weld together the eastern branch of the M line and the V line. The tunnel runs from the Broadway-Lafayette ...

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After Layoffs, MTA Overtime Is Up

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The MTA originally wanted to lay off 475 agents because of budget pressures, but settled for 260 after a judge blocked the authority's plan to close some station booths open.

Maurice Jenkins, a vice president with the Transport Workers Union Local 100, says that turned out to be too ...

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City Takes Another Pass at a Living Wage Bill

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More than 20 City Council members are signing on to a bill that would require workers at any new city-subsidized real estate project to receive a "living wage," $10 an hour plus benefits or $11.50 an hour without benefits.

The bill was introduced Tuesday by Bronx council members Oliver Koppell and ...

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NJ Transit Begins Weekday Service Cuts

Monday, May 24, 2010

Some New Jersey Transit trains may be a bit more crowded than usual this morning. The agency's cutting 31 weekday trains, or four percent of the daily load, in order to plug an ongoing budget deficit.

Spokesman Dan Stessel says most riders won't feel the service cuts. That's because the majority ...

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