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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

Crowds Welcome 2010 in Times Square

Friday, January 01, 2010

Hundreds-of-thousands of people stood in the cold rain for hours last night, just for the chance to ring in the New Year at Times Square. You had to arrive by early afternoon to get a good spot--and couldn't leave and return because of tight security. ...

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Courts Rule Against City's Plan for Randall's Island, Again

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A state judge has ordered the Bloomberg administration to bring an agreement involving Randall's Island, to the City Council for a vote.

It's the second time community and parents groups won their case against a Parks Department deal that gives private schools to pay for preferential ...

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Council Votes to Rezone West Side Rail Yards

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The City Council has approved rezoning part of the West Side Rail Yards, where Mayor Bloomberg once wanted to put a football stadium. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

REPORTER: The rezoning calls for a cluster of skyscrapers, up to 70 stories tall or higher, interspersed with five ...

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Court Orders Council Vote on Randall's Island Redevelopment

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A state judge has ordered the Bloomberg administration to bring the redevelopment of Randall's Island in the East River to the City Council for a vote.

The Randall's Island plan is controversial because the parks department is funding the project partly by promising private schools exclusive ...

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Brooklyn Bridge Park to Open in January

Monday, December 21, 2009

Part of Brooklyn Bridge Park opens next month, but it could take until at least 2013 to finish the entire 1.3 mile stretch. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: The first section is smaller than what was originally anticipated to open this winter. It's about the ...

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Bloomberg Warns Senate Health-Care Bill Will Hurt New Yorkers

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is warning that the Senate version of the health care reform bill would have devastating consequences for New York City. "It would require us to close all of the hundred health clinics and a bunch of the ambulatory care things that we ...

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Recent Developments

Thursday, December 17, 2009

WNYC Reporter Matthew Schuerman reports on recent developments at development hotspots around the city: Atlantic Yards, West Harlem, Kingsbridge Armory and the Broadway Triangle. He is joined by Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz, Jr. for more on the Kingsbridge project and Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn's Daniel ...

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MTA Expected to Approve More Service Cuts Today

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

As Yogi Berra would have said, it's deja vu all over again. Just seven months ago state lawmakers said they had rescued the MTA from a crippling deficit and riders from steep fare hikes and severe service cuts. But Dale Hemmerdinger, who was MTA chairman ...

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The MTA Budget: How It Unraveled So Quickly

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Here, WNYC's Matthew Schuerman and Amy Eddings provide context for the MTA's vote to cut services--and explain what it could mean for New Yorkers.


(graphic by Stephen Nessen)

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Highlights of WNYC's MTA coverage:

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Council's Rejection of Kingsbridge Plan Could Spur Living Wage Legislation

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The City Council has voted down a proposal to turn the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx into a shopping mall. Lawmakers say there was no guarantee the jobs at the mall would pay enough to support a family. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Members say ...

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City Council Rejects Bronx Kingsbridge Project

Monday, December 14, 2009

The City Council has rejected a proposal to convert a former National Guard Armory in the Bronx into a shopping mall.

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City Council Rejects Kingsbridge Armory Plan

Monday, December 14, 2009

The City Council has rejected the Bloomberg administration's proposal to convert a former national guard armory in the Bronx into a shopping mall.

It was the first time, city council members said, that an economic development initiative spearheaded by Mayor Bloomberg has failed in a full ...

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Bloomberg Rejects Kingsbridge Compromise

Friday, December 11, 2009

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is rejecting a proposal that would have resolved the standoff over a proposed mall at the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx.

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Bloomberg Rejects Proposed Bronx Mall Deal

Friday, December 11, 2009

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is rejecting a proposal that would have resolved the standoff over a proposed mall at the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx. Some city council members, labor unions, and activists have been pushing for a guarantee that all retailers there would have to ...

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Port Authority Delays $5 Billion in Capital Projects

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The recession is making even the normally flush Port Authority tighten its belt. The authority is putting off $5 billion worth of capital projects over the next six years. Officials don't expect revenues from tolls and airport fees to recover anytime soon. Executive Director Chris ...

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City Council Nearing Deal on Bronx Armory

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Members of the City Council and Mayor Michael Bloomberg say they’re just days away from a deal on how to turn the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx into a shopping mall.

Officials from both sides say that retailers at the mall would get subsidies in ...

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Locals Demand Living Wage for Jobs at Kingsbridge Armory

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

A City Council committee is set to vote this morning on the controversial plan to turn a former National Guard Armory in the Bronx into a shopping mall. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: City Council members say it's the closest fight over any real estate ...

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Mayor Wants to Scrap Green Building Initiative

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg is defending his decision to scrap a major climate change initiative that would have required landlords to make their buildings more energy efficient.

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Another Type of Fight at a Bronx Armory

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

An effort to boost the wages of some low income workers is set to face a key vote in the City Council today. Proponents want workers at a large city-backed development project in the Bronx to get more than minimum wage. But the developer of ...

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Shortfall in MTA Revenues

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The MTA is warning about new financial problems. The transportation authority says a new payroll tax on metropolitan-area businesses has generated less revenue than expected.

That's causing a $200-million hole in the MTA's operations budget - on top of a cut lawmakers made last week in ...

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