Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

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.


New Health Commissioner's Tale of Two Beverages

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Under Mayor de Blasio's new health commissioner, soda is still OUT. So what else is new? Listening to people, instead of dictating.


Fed Up With Rebuilding Delays, One Sandy Homeowner Sells

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Homeowners are feeling frustrated with delays in the Buy it Back program, 10 months after it began accepting applications and 17 months after Sandy hit.


Breezy Point Won't Have to Go Public to Get Dunes

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The private beach community on Rockaway Peninsula has found a way to avoid opening up its beaches to the public.

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At Metro-North, Punctuality Trumped Prudence

Friday, March 14, 2014

The agency's high on-time performance rating helped make Westchester attractive, but it became the railroad's Achilles' heel.

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Electric Bike Ban Roils Restaurant Workers

Thursday, March 13, 2014

It's a relief to some, but delivery workers say old-fashioned pedal power isn't enough.

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HUD Chief Faults NYC for Sandy Aid Delays

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Secretary Donovan says problems with Build it Back have to do with the way the city designed the program, not regulations.


Zero Homes Repaired. 19,920 to Go

Friday, February 28, 2014

More than a year after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of New York City, not a single home here has been rebuilt or repaired with housing aid provided by the U.S. Department of Hous...

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De Blasio's New Headache: Sandy Recovery

Monday, February 24, 2014

About 16 months after the storm, federal HUD aid has failed to rebuild even one house in New York City. De Blasio promises (again) a full review of the Build it Back program.