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Matthew Schuerman

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New Agreement Expected on Atlantic Yards Project

Monday, June 22, 2009

The MTA is expected to unveil a new agreement to sell the development rights above one of its rail yards in Brooklyn. In 2005, Real estate developer Bruce Ratner promised to pay the MTA $100 million and build a state of the art rail yard ...

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Quick Progress Digging Number 7 Extension Line

Monday, June 22, 2009

Some of the toughest parts in big public works projects come when government agencies, each with their own turf, have to work together. To celebrate one collaboration that's worked out well, the MTA took WNYC's Matthew Schuerman on a tour yesterday of an unfinished subway ...

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MTA Says Number 7 Tunnel 'Seems' to be On Time

Friday, June 19, 2009

Contractors finished excavating a cavern underneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal in six months. The job was supposed to take up to three years.

But Chief Engineer Joe Trainor says they have to beat some internal deadlines, if they want to finish the project on time.

TRAINOR: ...

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Approval for New Coney Island Plan Expected

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The City Planning Commission is expected to approve the administration's rezoning proposal for Coney Island this morning. It would create a city-owned amusement park in an area where privately owned parks are dying. But as WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports, the rezoning process is the easy ...

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What's a Recovery Zone?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

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Which neighborhoods in the city are economically distressed enough to warrant an extra boost for real estate developers?

From the look of the map above, the Bloomberg administration apparently thinks pretty much ...

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17-Story Tower Going Up In DUMBO

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A new 17-story tower will now become part of the Brooklyn Skyline, next to one of the most famous landmarks in the city. The City Council yesterday approved a controversial building that will be built near the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn side by a ...

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Frank Gehry Out of Rest of Yards Too

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Days after marquee architect Frank Gehry was dropped as the architect of a new Brooklyn Nets Basketball arena, WNYC has learned the architect won't be involved in other parts of the complex either. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

REPORTER: Just two years ago, developer Forest City Ratner ...

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Developing News

Monday, June 08, 2009

WNYC reporter Matthew Schuerman updates news about real estate around the city -- from Atlantic Yards to the Highline.

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Park in the Sky Opens This Week

Monday, June 08, 2009

The first portion of the High Line Park will open to the public tomorrow. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: The High Line will be a public park. But it's uniqueness has attracted a lot of private money. Fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg and media executive ...

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In Biking Begins Responsibilities

Sunday, June 07, 2009

New York City has doubled the number of bike lanes since 2006, while the number of bicyclists commuting to work has risen 35 percent in the past year alone. But the rising popularity of bikes doesn’t always sit well with the drivers who are used ...

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Developer Replaces Architect of NJ Nets Arena

Friday, June 05, 2009

After months of speculation, developer Bruce Ratner has replaced Frank Gehry as the architect for the new basketball arena in Brooklyn. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Ratner used Gehry's name liberally while winning government approvals for Atlantic Yards. But in the end the developer couldn't ...

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VEEP and NY Business Owners Say Stimulus Money Is Working

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Vice President Joe Biden was in town for a roundtable at Pace University yesterday WNYC's Matthew Schuerman says it was designed to promote the federal stimulus plan and how it's helping New Yorkers.

REPORTER: The event had a real manufactured quality about it, with reporters kept ...

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VP Biden Promotes Stimulus at Pace University

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Vice President Joe Biden came to Pace University in Lower Manhattan today to promote the federal stimulus package. He says the package may have had little direct effect on the economy in the first 100 days since the bill's signing, but he says that's about ...

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Atlantic Yards, for Better or Worse

Monday, June 01, 2009

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Atlantic Yards is looking like a worse and worse deal for the city treasury, according to the Independent Budget Office. Back in 2005, the nonpartisan IBO said the new Nets arena would bring the city $28.5 million more in tax ...

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State Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Atlantic Yards

Saturday, May 30, 2009

State lawmakers have held a hearing on the Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn, even though the project was approved three years ago. As WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports, Friday's gathering was a raucous one.

Sound: Crowd booing...

REPORTER: Construction workers and other supporters of the project packed the ...

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Residents Demand Land Use Review of Randall's Island

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A group of residents from East Harlem and the Bronx won a case over playing fields on Randall's Island more than a year ago. But they went back to court yesterday because the city hasn't complied with the judge's order. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman explains.

REPORTER: In ...

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MTA Finds Flaws in Subway Platforms

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dozens of running boards along the edges of subway platforms have been falling apart, according to a new independent report, and the MTA failed to keep track of which ones needed to be repaired until recently.

During a year-long investigation, MTA Inspector General Barry Kluger found ...

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Civic Groups: No More WTC Subsidy for Silverstein

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg plans to meet with other officials tomorrow to discuss what to do about the latest impasse at Ground Zero. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports that seven civic groups have come out against developer Larry Silverstein getting any more subsidies. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

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MTA Grilled by Board Over Agent Layoffs

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

MTA officials got a lot of tough questions from MTA board members today about why they're eliminating 800 station agents. At a board meeting, members said they expected the state bailout approved this month would prevent service cuts. Ed Watt is a non-voting member of ...

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MTA Says No Glass Dome for Fulton

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The distinctive glass dome that was to go on top of the new transit hub at Fulton Street is no more. In the latest redesign of the hub, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will make the dome out of metal, with glass at the top, saving ...

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