Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

NYU Planning Expansion

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New York University is planning a massive expansion that will unfold over the next 20 years. According to an individual familiar with the plans, the expansion calls for a new tower at Bleecker Street next to the Silver Towers as well as buildings on Governors ...

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New and Improved Brooklyn Park Opens to Public

Monday, March 22, 2010

The first part of the new Brooklyn Bridge Park opens this morning. Governor Paterson and Mayor Bloomberg will join Brooklyn officials to cut the ribbon on 6 acres of park out of a total 86 acres that are planned for the site. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman ...

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Study Finds Racial Disparity in Rezonings

Monday, March 22, 2010

A New York University study finds that Mayor Michael Bloomberg's rezonings concentrate building density in low-income minority neighbhoods, while white neighborhoods’zoning regulations restricted how high or large new buildings could be.

The Furman Center at N.Y.U. looked at 76 rezoning measures that were passed in the ...

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The Cost of Getting to School

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Yorkers aren’t the only ones who call their buses and subways their “yellow school bus.” Other cities also use mass transit to get their students to school, sometimes just as intensively as in New York. Today, as a group of New York City high schoolers meet with MTA Chairman ...

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Bloomberg's Dig

Thursday, March 11, 2010

In his speech at the Atlantic Yards groundbreaking today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a comment that many took to be a dig at Gov. David Paterson.

The mayor, who has more than enough money to pay his way for sporting events, was talking about how much he and everyone else ...

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Groundbreaking Ceremony at Atlantic Yards Underway--Lobster Roll Anyone?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

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A ceremonial groundbreaking has gotten underway for the the Barclays Center -- WNYC's Matthew Schuerman is there and sends this dispatch.

'It's a spectacle by any measure: a huge carpeted tent erected on a dusty empty lot, 70 shovels awaiting a governor or ...

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Ratner Breaks Ground on Atlantic Yards Arena: Years Later

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Developer Bruce Ratner finally got what he’s been waiting seven years for: the groundbreaking of the arena that will house the Nets basketball team.

And it was a grand groundbreaking at that, with several hundred movers and shakers from the city’s interlocking development, government, sports and ...

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Atlantic Yards Project Pushes Ahead With Groundbreaking Ceremony

Thursday, March 11, 2010

After many twist and turns, Mayor Bloomberg, developer Bruce Ratner and rap star Jay-Z, a part-owner of the Nets, are expected to break ground for the basketball arena at the Atlantic Yards site this afternoon. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: The ground breaking is largely ...

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Subway Crunch Quiz

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

With the ongoing MTA budget crunch, New Yorkers can expect significant changes to their commute. WNYC reporter Matthew Schuerman and Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign break down the latest.

Plus: test your knowledge in the subway-news-quiz!

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Workers at Ground Zero Say 'Build Now'

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Call on Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein to speed up stalled rebuilding effort.

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Ground Zero Construction Workers Urge: 'Build It Now'

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Several hundred construction workers spent their lunch hour at a rally near Ground Zero to pressure the Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein to resolve a standoff over the financing of three proposed office towers at the site.

The Port Authority and Silverstein face a ...

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Union Organizing in the 21st Century

Monday, March 08, 2010

Union organizing drives might sound anachronistic these days -- many people who are working feel lucky to have a job. But unions are still trying to grow in New York City, even in areas where they have struggled to gain ground, such as government contractors. ...

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Judge Rules Against Atlantic Yards Opponents

Monday, March 01, 2010

The state of New York has taken title to property owned by Daniel Goldstein and other holdouts living in or running businesses in the footprint of the future Atlantic Yards basketball arena.

Judge Abraham Gerges of state Supreme Court in Brooklyn said that all rules were ...

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Council Members Challenge Transit Officials on Cuts

Thursday, February 25, 2010

City Council members are challenging transit officials to justify why they are cutting some bus routes at a hearing today.

In general, New York City Transit said it has targeted bus lines near other mass transit alternatives. But Bronx Council Member James Vacca said several proposed ...

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MTA Cuts Will Hit Subway Station Agents

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The MTA announced this morning it would lay off more than 1,000 employees, including up to 500 customer service agents.

A top union official says subway station agents with less than five years experience will likely get the axe.

Maurice Jenkins, vice president of the station division ...

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Subway Station Rehab: Taking it One Piece at a Time

Monday, February 22, 2010

New York City Transit is taking a new approach to renovating subway stations. Instead of doing a complete station rehabilitation, contractors will be doing "station renewal," replacing individual components in need of repair like lighting, stairs, or signage, while leaving other parts alone.

In the 1980s ...

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Subway Station Rehab: Taking it One Piece at a Time

Monday, February 22, 2010

New York City Transit is taking a new approach to renovating subway stations. Instead of doing a complete station rehabilitation, contractors will be doing "station renewal," replacing individual components in need of repair like lighting, stairs, or signage, while leaving other parts alone.

In the 1980s ...

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Rockaway Ferry Service Ends Soon

Monday, February 22, 2010

The city's latest experiment in waterborne transportation, a publicly subsidized ferry to the Rockaways, will end within 30 days. The Bloomberg administration says too few people are riding it. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has the details.

REPORTER: The route debuted in May 2008 after the local City ...

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Developer Larry Silverstein Proposes New Plan for Ground Zero

Friday, February 19, 2010

Negotiations are resuming over when and what to build at Ground Zero.

A source familiar with the negotiations says developer Larry Silverstein wants to focus all of his money on the two smallest towers proposed for the site, and push off indefinitely the construction of the ...

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Fare Hikes Possible for NJ Transit Riders

Thursday, February 18, 2010

NJ Transit bus and rail riders could face a 30 percent fare hike as early as this May, according to union leaders.

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