Streams

°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

Tie-Dye T-Shirts? Water Pipes? The Cannabis Crowd's Not What You Think

Friday, June 19, 2015

A major marijuana conference and business expo at the Javits Center attracts investors, lawyers ... and a single mom from Long Island. 

Comment

If New York's Water Is So Good, Do You Need a Brita?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Water filters reduce chlorine. If you want to be sure to get the lead out, you need to take a closer look.

Comments [1]

Why You Shouldn't Flush Your Toilet During Rain Storms

Friday, June 19, 2015

Every year, 27 billion gallons of untreated raw sewage spews into our waterways. The city will have to do something about that.

Comments [6]

'The Sound of Clean Water'

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A $1.6 billion ultraviolet light facility cleans New York City's water supply — and makes a unique hum in the bargain.

Comment

Water Pressure: Why Your Shower Is an Affordable Housing Issue

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Water rates have risen more sharply than heating fuel, labor costs and even real estate taxes. That's putting pressure on low-income households.

Comments [9]

How to Get New Yorkers to Conserve Water if They're Not Paying the Bill

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Some landlords complain they pay more for water than for heating fuel. That's where technology comes in handy.

Comment

NYC Mayor Taps Three for MTA Board

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New York City's voice on the MTA board is about to get a little louder.
Read More

Comments [4]

Nearly 30 Years and $3.5 Billion Later, NYC Gets Its First Filtration Plant

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Nobody wanted a filtration plant in New York City, certainly not in their backyard. Then it cost way more than expected.

Comments [8]

The City's Water

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WNYC and City Limits are producing a joint multimedia series on New York City's water -- where it comes from and why water rates have tripled over the last 15 years.

Comments [6]

Call the Mega-Plumbers: The World's Longest Pipe Needs Fixing

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Don't tell California, but the New York City water supply is leaking up to 35 million gallons of water every day.

Comments [2]

You or Your Dishwasher, Who Uses Less Water?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It's one of the enduring conundrums of modern life: Finding the greenest way to clean dishes. Should we throw them in the dishwasher or do them by hand?   

Comments [1]

The Land New York City Doesn't Want to Build on

Monday, June 15, 2015

CityLimits.org
The DEP has been buying up thousands of acres of land around the streams and reservoirs that supply New York. But not everyone is happy about that.

Comments [3]

Your Water Comes From a Stream With No Name

Monday, June 15, 2015

Every time you fill your bathtub in New York City, you are connecting to an invisible infrastructure that stretches north to tiny streams in the mountains as far as 125 miles away.

Comments [4]

State AG Proposes Another Round of Ethics Reforms

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WNYC
The top state law enforcement official says paying legislators more but prohibiting them from holding second jobs would reduce corruption.

Comment

New Plan for the Beleaguered Nassau Coliseum

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The plan calls for 3.4 million square feet of development on the 91-acre site in Uniondale. 

Comment

PHOTOS: No Rats, No Pillars, No People in This Peek at the 2nd Ave. Subway

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The city's first new subway line in 60 years is supposed to open next December. It's 82 percent complete. Now, things are getting interesting.
Read More

Comments [6]

STEP ASIDE: The MTA Wants to Speed Up Three Subway Lines

Monday, May 18, 2015

The 6, 7 and F lines get special treatment as subway delays become rampant. (And straphangers on all lines get a video primer on why delays happen.)
Read More

Comments [7]

Why Sandy Homeowners Were Left in the Lurch

Thursday, May 14, 2015

WSHU
Despite what insurers say, they had a financial incentive to avoid overpaying claims. But if they underpaid and were taken to court, FEMA would cover their legal fees.  

Comments [1]

Why Left Turns Are So Deadly

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Face down oncoming traffic. Dive into a gap before the light changes. Peek around your A-pillar. Whoa! There's a pedestrian right in front of you.
Read More

Comments [22]

A Little More Money for the MTA Doesn't Buy Happiness

Monday, May 04, 2015

De Blasio proposes to increase what the city chips in for transit, but the budget still fails to keep pace with inflation.
Read More

Comments [2]