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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

A Critic Looks at Calatrava's PATH Station

Monday, March 07, 2016

Architecture critic Alexandra Lange likes the light and air the $4 billion structure brings to Ground Zero, but is still left wondering, "Why?"
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Uncovering Water Pollution in Hoosick Falls

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Residents in the small town of Hoosick Falls have been drinking bottled water for the past two months — but a hazardous chemical was found in their water supply almost two years ago.

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L Train Shutdown? Wait for It. Then 'Boom!'

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The North Brooklyn line will continue running for another two years . But when repair work begins, the tunnel under the East River will be shut down. Completely. For months.
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Why is NYC MIA on the MTA Board?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Last June, Mayor de Blasio nominated three new members to the MTA's board. But Albany has yet to hold confirmation hearings — leaving the city's interests seriously underrepresented.
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8 Questions — and Answers — About the BQX Streetcar

Friday, February 19, 2016

A miscellany of new and old information about Mayor de Blasio's still relatively new idea to link Queens and Brooklyn by light rail.
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Comptroller Says City Could Use Vacant Lots Better for Affordable Housing

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The city has owned some parcels since the 1970s, but still hasn't developed them.

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Touching That Subway Pole in Winter

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Yes, you can catch a cold from a subway pole, but wash your hands and you'll probably be fine.

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All Aboard, Amtrak! And that Means Cats and Dogs, Too.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The crowd-pleasing pilot program, which was the result of a rare moment of bipartisan harmony in Congress, has been expanded to include more trains as well as the Acela.
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Wait for It: A Year After Fatal Metro-North Crash, Grade Crossing Still the Same

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Six people were killed last February when a train collided with an SUV on the tracks in Westchester. But no changes have been made to the crossing.
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Uber Price Cut Cuts Both Ways, Drivers Say

Monday, February 01, 2016

The car service operator says cheaper fares will increase business for everyone, but some drivers disagree.
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Despite New Laws, Delivery Cyclists Continue to Take Risks and Get Hurt

Monday, February 01, 2016

Commercial bicyclists are far more likely than other riders to get hurt, even controlling for the number of miles they travel. 

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Longshoremen Expected to Return to Work after Walkoff Brings NY and NJ Ports to a Standstill

Friday, January 29, 2016

An unannounced strike causes trucks to back up for blocks around New York's and New Jersey's ports.

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The Chemistry Beneath Your Boots

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Imagine building a brick wall with bagels or baseball bats. Now you know how rock salt melts ice in winter.

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Where's the Urgency? MTA Muddles Forward as Mayor, Governor Fail to Budget Transit Funds

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

When the mayor and the governor reached a deal on MTA funding, transit advocates were thrilled. But a deal is one thing. Getting the actual cash out of the city and the state is another.
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LIRR Raises Hopes — Only to Leave Them on Crowded Platforms

Monday, January 25, 2016

Less than half a day after the storm ended, the MTA was able to restore service on buses, above-ground subways, and Metro-North. But commuters on Long Island weren't as lucky.
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New York City Wins Big in Disaster Resiliency, New Jersey Comes in Last

Thursday, January 21, 2016

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HUD's secretary blames New Jersey's "weaker application" for why the state won just $15 million out of $1 billion nationally to fight against floods, fires, drought and other disasters. 

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Feds Give $176M to Extend Manahattan's Flood Walls

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Staving off the next big storm is incremental: A $608 million project to protect Chinatown, the Financial District and the Battery will soon be about half-funded.

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De Blasio To Fight State Budget Cuts 'By Any Means Necessary'

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The mayor and Governor Cuomo are offering diverging views on what the proposed state budget means for New York City.

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A Chestnut Tree Grows in Brooklyn... Again

Thursday, January 14, 2016

For the first time in a century, an American Chestnut tree has reproduced in Brooklyn. It could be the beginning of a comeback. 

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Federal Mediators Side With NJ Transit Unions — Again

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

For the second time in less than a year, White House-appointed mediators have ruled in favor of rail workers in their long-running dispute with NJ Transit.
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