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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

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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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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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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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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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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NYS May Give More Aid to Atlantic Yards Project

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

New York State's economic development agency says it recently considered giving Brooklyn's controversial Atlantic Yards project more financial help than previously announced. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

REPORTER: In 2006, the state officials voted to give $100 million to developer Forest City Ratner for infrastructure costs and ...

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Cortland Street Station: Back on Track

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Straphangers in lower Manhattan can now head uptown on the R and W subway trains via the newly re-opened Cortland Street Station.

MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz says the station was damaged in the terrorist attacks of 2001 and closed while construction workers excavated and rebuilt the ...

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State Says Atlantic Yards Is Legit

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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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