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Matthew Schuerman

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Top Court Upholds Use of Eminent Domain on Atlantic Yards Project

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The state's highest court has upheld the legality of the Atlantic Yards project.

In a 6-to-1 decision handed down this morning, the Court of Appeals ruled against property owners and businesses in the development's footprint in Brooklyn . A majority of the judges said that the ...

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Race to Beat the Clock on WTC Financing

Monday, November 23, 2009

Developer Larry Silverstein is racing to beat a December 31 deadline for low-interest financing for three office towers he's building at Ground Zero. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: State officials say Silverstein isn't ready to borrow the money. He'd like to wait for the economy ...

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525 Clinton: From Construction Fatality to Stalled Development

Monday, November 23, 2009

In November 2008, WNYC aired a two-part report called "The Cost of Doing Business." It was an in-depth look at a construction accident that took the life of Mexican immigrant Jose Palacios. Palacios fell off of a poorly secured scaffold at a new luxury ...

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A $150 Million Windfall for the MTA

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The MTA is on route to finishing the year with $150 million in the bank.

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MTA Finds Unexpected Windfall

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The MTA is on route to finishing the year with $150 million in the bank. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: The transportation authority started the year warning of deep service cuts and a stiff fare increase. Even after the state legislature agreed to bail it ...

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Discord Over Worker Benefits at Kingsbridge Project

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A City Council subcommittee has heard from both sides in the lively debate over the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx. The Related Companies wants to turn the former National Guard facility into one of the city's largest shopping malls.

City Council Member Robert Jackson says he ...

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Public Hearing on Kingsbridge Armory Today

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hundreds of people are expected to show up at City Hall this morning for a public hearing about the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has the details.

REPORTER: The Related Companies is proposing to turn the former National Guard Armory into one of ...

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Update on Digital Subway Clocks: Coming Very Soon

Monday, November 16, 2009

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Bronx subway riders on the 6 train can now start counting down the days when three of their stations will get countdown clocks, telling them when the next train will arrive. New York City Transit is promising ...

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Major Reconstruction Project Slated for Major Deegan to Begin in 2012

Monday, November 09, 2009

Traffic on the Major Deegan in the Bronx is fated to get worse before getting better. The state Department of Transportation is planning a $250-million project just south of Yankee Stadium. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: The state's transportation department wants to reconstruct the Major ...

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Tom Prendergast to Head NYC Transit

Friday, November 06, 2009

New York City Transit has a new president in Tom Prendergast. He'll be a familiar face to long-timers at the agency. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Prendergast is a Chicago native who came to New York's transit agency in 1982. He worked his way up ...

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Is It Faster Than Walking? The Slowest Bus Line Award Goes To…

Thursday, November 05, 2009

WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has this year's winner of the Pokey Awards, from the Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives.

REPORTER: This year the dubious distinction goes to the M42, the 42nd Street bus in Manhattan. Surveyors clocked it at an average 3.7 miles an hour. That's about ...

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Negotiations Over Lighthouse Project Continue

Thursday, November 05, 2009

A month after his deadline came and went, the owner of the New York Islanders hockey team is negotiating with town officials over a massive development proposal called The Lighthouse at Long Island. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Months ago, Charles Wang told the Town ...

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Communters at Penn Station React to Christie, Bloomberg Wins

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

We've been hearing all morning long the results of yesterday's election. Here in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg scored a narrow victory over Bill Thomspon, which was not expected. Over in New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie defeated the incumbent Jon Corzine in a decisive win.

So ...

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Yankee Stadium MetroNorth Station Disappoints

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Yankees still have a chance to finish the season strong as they head back to the Bronx with a 3-2 game lead in the World Series. But a new MetroNorth station built to serve their new ballpark came up a little short of expectations.

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Metro-North's Yankee Station Falls Short of Expectations

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Yankees still have a chance to finish the season strong as they head back to the Bronx this week, but a new MetroNorth station built to serve the new ballpark in the Bronx came up a little short of expectations. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has ...

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Cab Surcharge Brings Confusion to Whomever Notices

Monday, November 02, 2009

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Cab rides got 50-cents more expensive over the weekend, though you may not have noticed unless you were paying close attention. (Many cabs are still driving around with their old door decals, advertising a $2.50 initial fare.)

One driver, ...

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Spreading the MTA Pain More in Some Places than Others

Monday, November 02, 2009

Today's the deadline for a new payroll tax that the region's employers will have to pay. It's the final piece of the rescue plan for the MTA that the state legislature approved in May. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Richard Ravitch, who's now lieutenant governor, ...

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Spreading the MTA Pain More in Some Places than Others

Sunday, November 01, 2009

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When Richard Ravitch (now lieutenant governor) unveiled his MTA bailout plan last December, he said he wanted to spread the pain equally. That's why he proposed tolls on the East River bridge. Car drivers benefit from mass transit too, ...

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New MTA Taxes Take Effect Starting Sunday

Friday, October 30, 2009

Two new taxes intended to help the MTA are going into effect this Sunday and Monday. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has the details.

REPORTER: The taxes were devised last spring as the legislature looked for ways to bail out the ailing MTA. Starting Sunday, all cab and ...

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On Grand Street, Politics Are Very Local

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg has been redefining New York’s streets as places to walk and ride bicycles, not just drive. He’s turned Times Square into a pedestrian zone, introduced traffic calming measures and added 200 miles of bike lanes in the past three years. Some New Yorkers have balked at these changes. ...

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