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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

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)

(graphic by Stephen Nessen)

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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Mayor Defends His Decision to Withdraw From Green Building Initiative

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg is defending his decision to withdraw a major climate change initiative that would have required landlords to make their buildings more energy efficient. The mayor says the costs and benefits of the law wouldn't have been spread fairly between landlords, and commercial and ...

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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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Construction Begins on McCarren Pool Project

Monday, December 07, 2009

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials gathered this morning to break ground on renovation of the massive McCarren Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The outdoor complex was built during the 1930s, but was shut 25 years ago due to neglect and has remained closed because the ...

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Critics Question MTA's Countdown Clocks

Friday, December 04, 2009

An influential Long Island lawmaker is criticizing the MTA's decision to install countdown clocks throughout the bus and subway system.

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MTA Criticized for Countdown Clocks for Bus and Subway

Friday, December 04, 2009

An influential Long Island lawmaker is criticizing the MTA's decision to install countdown clocks throughout the bus and subway system. At a hearing yesterday on the authority's capital plan, State Senator Craig Johnson said he had a tough enough time voting for a new payroll ...

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NY Court Blocks Eminent Domain at Columbia

Thursday, December 03, 2009

A state appellate court has blocked the State of New York from using eminent domain to seize a 17-acre Harlem site on behalf of Columbia University.

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MTA Chief Promises No Fare Hikes Until 2011

Thursday, December 03, 2009

The head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is vowing to honor the agency's promise of no more fare hikes until 2011, even though New York's legislature approved a deficit reduction plan that took $140 million out of the MTA's budget. MTA chairman Jay Walder says ...

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Columbia Expansion Plans Blocked

Thursday, December 03, 2009

A state appellate court has blocked the State of New York from using eminent domain to seize a 17-acre Harlem site on behalf of Columbia University. The ruling is a major blow to Columbia's plans to build a new $6.3 billion campus extension in West ...

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New Bill Requires More MTA Oversight

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and other public authorities in New York will have to operate differently now that the legislature has passed a bill requiring more oversight.

The measure makes many wide-ranging changes to reign in the state's semi-autonomous authorities. It also seeks to discourage those ...

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