Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

1,500 Buildings Caught Between the Next Flood and a Hard Place

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Flood-proofing older apartment buildings in the wake of Sandy could cost almost as much as the buildings are worth.

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Feds Say Some Sandy Aid Money is Flowing Too Freely

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Many homeowners are still waiting for much-needed Sandy aid, but federal inspectors say New York and New Jersey have failed to stop duplicate payouts to others.


New Atlantic Yards Deal Jump Starts Affordable Housing

Friday, June 27, 2014

New Yorkers have heard this one before: There's a new deal for Atlantic Yards.

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If a Tree Dies in the City, Will Anyone Notice?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New York City has almost finished planting a million trees. Now the question is, how many will survive?

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These Homes Took a Licking and Kept on Costing Taxpayers

Monday, June 23, 2014

The flood insurance system keeps putting money into repairing properties that are at risk for flooding again - more than $1 billion has gone to repair damaged homes and businesses.


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How Did New York Get So Much Sandy Money?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

NJ Spotlight

The damage estimates were similar, but now the last chunk of federal dollars has left Jersey short. And officials in the Garden State don't understand how the federal formula worked against them.

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$1B for Keeping NY Region High and Dry

Friday, May 30, 2014

An international competition for the best ideas to prevent the next flood gets funding.




Sandy Repair Program Designed to Protect Homeowners Frustrates at Least One

Friday, May 30, 2014

A homeowner frustrated with shoddy work complained, but under the Build It Back Program, she's not supposed to talk to the work crews.

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A City Rich in Parks with Patches of Orange and Red

Thursday, May 29, 2014

It's areas of Staten Island, southeastern Queens and southern Brooklyn that are lacking parks.

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Summer Is Construction Season in the Rockaways

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Welcome to the new beach season in the Rockaways. But beware the backhoes.

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Leveling the Playing Field Between Rich and Poor Parks

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Neighborhood green spaces need more money. Should the city take it from better-funded parks?

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Seaport City Pits Odds of Flooding Against Odds of Ever Being Built

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Europeans may build levees higher, but doing so comes at a cost.


Flood-Resistant Neighborhood Would Be 80 Years in the Making

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A new neighborhood built on landfill in the East River would withstand a "100-year flood." But is that enough?

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Extreme Rains Come More Frequently in Northeast: Report

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Human-induced climate change is already having an impact on weather.

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HUD May Make NYC Compete for Sandy Aid

Monday, April 28, 2014

A proposal would let Washington fund resiliency ideas from areas across the country based on merit, not need.


New Sanitation Chief: UES Garbage Facility Is Moving Forward

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia said the proposed East 91 St. Marine Transfer Station was moving forward, but she's ready to meet with opponents of the plan.

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De Blasio Promises Progress for Sandy Victims

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The mayor says by summer's end, the city will start reconstruction on hundreds of homes that were destroyed during Sandy.


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.


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.