Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

Army Corps Anti-Flood Plan: Elevate 4,500 Homes on Long Island

Monday, September 09, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to elevate nearly 4,500 homes on eastern Long Island in order to prevent damage from future flooding.

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De Blasio’s Atlantic Yards Support Helped Old Ally

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Bill de Blasio’s support for Atlantic Yards in 2006 was a tricky political move: many voters in his brownstone Brooklyn district opposed the huge skyscrapers that Atlantic Yards would bring nearby. But the group that had crafted the affordable housing deal for the project had played a key role in the Democrat's first race for City Council.

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Report: Bed-Stuy Hospital Closing Will Flood Brooklyn's Psych Beds

Friday, August 16, 2013

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio argues in a report to be released today that the closure of a hospital in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, will overwhelm adjoining facilities with psychiatric patients.


A Wealth of Difference in Fed Funding for NY, NJ on Obamacare

Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Jersey will be getting just a fraction of the federal dollars New York is receiving for a key component of Obamacare—cadres of specially trained workers who will help consumers sign up for insurance coverage.

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Bill Lynch, Former Deputy Mayor and Democratic Political Strategist, Dies

Friday, August 09, 2013

William Lynch, a former deputy mayor in David Dinkins administration who for 40 years played an active role in city, state and national politics, has died. He was 72.


Sparring Over Trust: Stringer, Spitzer in First Comptroller Debate

Friday, August 09, 2013


In the first debate of the 2013 comptroller's race, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former Governor Eliot Spitzer went toe-to-toe on Friday over why each one is best poised to be the city's chief money manager. The debate showed how the Democratic candidates differ in style and substance.


In Two Chinatowns, John Liu's Popularity Wavers

Friday, August 09, 2013

Comptroller John Liu is hoping to be the city’s first Chinese-American mayor, but he was denied public matching funds this week. That means a loss of more than $3 million. The campaign finance board said Liu’s campaign violated the program's rules. It cited a federal trial that ended with two of Liu’s former campaign aides being found guilty of illegal fundraising. 

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In New York, Fewer Heat Deaths Among Those Who Live Alone

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Unlike many other cities, living alone in NYC doesn't mean you're more likely to die of heat stroke.


Common Core Training Kicks Off for Teachers

Thursday, August 08, 2013

At the same time that city teachers are absorbing the results of state test scores, they are also receiving training on brand new curriculum materials that, some teachers say, would have been quite useful in the classroom prior to the assessments.

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City's Sandy Aid Program for Homeowners 3 Months Behind Schedule

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Nine months after Sandy, thousands of homeowners in New York City are growing frustrated as they wait for government funds to make long-term repairs to their properties.


City Teachers, Principals Brace for Low Test Scores

Monday, August 05, 2013

Principals started getting test scores for their schools Monday, but they are not allowed to discuss the results before the state and city release them publicly on Wednesday. Nonetheless, word is spreading among anxious teachers and principals that the scores really did go down. One person close to the school system called it a "bloodbath."

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Bloomberg Takes Next Step on Post-Sandy 'Seaport City'

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is moving forward on one of the the most controversial elements of his vision for a post-Sandy New York: acres of new development that would extend out from Lower Manhattan into the East River.


'Official' Heat Stroke Deaths in NYC Only a Glimpse of True Toll of Summer

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New York City has reported only one heat stroke death this summer. But other people have likely died due to causes related to the heat whose deaths have not been publicized in the same way.


Mt. Sinai-Continuum to Create Largest Private Hospital System in NYC

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Two large health care providers in New York City are planning to merge into the largest private hospital system in the city.


Why Cooling Centers Go Empty

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New York City opens as many as 500 or so cooling centers each time a heat wave descends. Yet, experts who have studied them say these centers do not work—or at least they do not in the way one would expect them to.

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New York, the Vertical City, Kept Rising Under Bloomberg

Monday, July 08, 2013


How the city went from terrorist victim to the over-successful city in 12 short years.

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Candidates' Visions for Post-Sandy New York Look Much Like Bloomberg's

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Here’s a campaign oddity: Democratic candidates running for mayor who by-and-large agree that many of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ideas on a particular subject are good ones.

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Citizen's Patrol in Caribbean Neighborhood Gets Help from Unlikely Source

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

A citizens patrol in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, struggled to get the resources it needed. Then a group from a neighboring Orthodox Jewish community stepped up to help.

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The 'Most Expensive Beach in America' Gets More So

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This summer the beaches in the Rockaways may be more crowded than in past years. That's because there is less beach to bask on: Sandy made it a lot narrower. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start to replace that lost sand, making the most expensive beach in America even more costly.

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Map | FEMA Scales Back Flood Zones After Controversy

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has shrunk the area along the New Jersey shore that it considers vulnerable to high wave action during hurricanes and other storms.

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