Streams

Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?   

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.
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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.)
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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.  

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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.
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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.
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Transit Agencies Battle Controversial Ads By Changing the Rules

Friday, May 01, 2015

When the MTA banned political advertisements earlier this week, it wasn’t the first transit agency to try to do so.
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MTA: Fund the Plan or Risk Second Avenue Subway Expansion

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's been seven months since the MTA first announced it needed $15 billion to close a gap in its five-year capital plan. Officials say it won't rely on higher fares. So what has to give?
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Court Ruling Leads MTA to Propose Banning Political Ads Altogether

Monday, April 27, 2015

In the past couple of years, the MTA has had as many court cases dealing with free speech as it has had fare hikes. Now, it wants to accept only viewpoint-neutral ads.
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NYC Businesses Only Recycle a Fourth of Their Waste: Report

Monday, April 20, 2015

One environmental lawyer says the city's commercial recycling rate is at the "back of the pack" compared to other rates nationally.

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Investigation into LaGuardia Skid Turns to Airport Operations

Friday, April 03, 2015

Federal authorities say runway was last cleared 20-25 minutes before Delta Flight 1086 landed, during a heavy snowfall.

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Flood Insurance Hikes Endanger NYC's Shoreline, Advocates Say

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Once they get to $9,500 a year, flood insurance rates could spell trouble for low- and moderate-income neighborhoods along the city's shoreline.

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Audit Says Sandy Paperwork Pushers Got Paid No Matter What

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

City Comptroller Scott Stringer finds fault with the way the Bloomberg administration launched Build it Back, but credits de Blasio for improvements.

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