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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

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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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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