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Matthew Schuerman

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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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Bike Lanes: A Ride Down Grand Street

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 ...

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Critics Hit Bloomberg on Manufacturing Jobs

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A new report argues that the Bloomberg administration's attempts to keep manufacturing jobs in New York City are coming up short.

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Report: NYC's Retention of Manufacturing Jobs Inadequate

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A new report argues that the Bloomberg administration's attempts to keep manufacturing jobs in New York City are coming up short. A loophole is allowing hotels and bowling alleys to locate in places the Mayor set aside for wood shops and bakeries. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman ...

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A Bittersweet Career Change at 44

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The official unemployment rate for New York City has climbed to 10.3 percent, higher than at any point in the last 16 years. It is also higher than the national unemployment rate. WNYC continues its series of profiles of the region's jobless:

FRIEDMAN: I'm currently unemployed. ...

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MTA Chair Suggest His Old Employer: Transport for London as Consultants

Friday, October 23, 2009

The MTA's new chairman is proposing to spend up to a half-million dollars for technological advice from his old employer - Transport for London. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Jay Walder served as a top executive at London's transit agency until 2006. He's proposing a ...

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Watch Dog Group Cites Lag in MTA Projects

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A watchdog group is urging the MTA to scale back its request for more capital funding, saying officials won't be able spend the money quickly enough.

The transit agency has asked Albany to approve a $26-billion capital plan to spend on new train cars, station rehabilitation ...

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City Planning Commission Approves Bronx Mall Project

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Bloomberg administration's plan to turn a former armory in the Bronx into a shopping mall was approved by the City Planning Commission, eight to four.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Junior led the opposition to the project. He wants the developer, The Related Companies, to ...

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No. 2 Train Derails

Monday, October 19, 2009

(Post was updated at 2:05)

West Side IRT express service is disrupted today, thanks to a train derailment at Park Place. No.1 local service is running, though with delays, but there are no 2 or 3 trains between 14th Street and Nevins Street in Brooklyn, and few of them are ...

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Opponents File Another Lawsuit Against Atlantic Yards Project

Monday, October 19, 2009

Atlantic Yards opponents filed another lawsuit in state court today to block the project.

Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn and 19 other Brooklyn groups say the latest agreement between the state and developer Forest City Ratner will keep at least some of the footprint in a blighted ...

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For Iron Workers, Lots of Waiting but Few Jobs

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ironworkers without work: Ronwanori Stacy, Pete Herman, and Steve Stacy, left to right. (Matthew Schuerman)

Ironworkers without work: Ronwanori Stacy, Pete Herman, and Steve Stacy, left to right. (Matthew Schuerman)

New York City’s official unemployment rate has reached 10.3 percent, the highest since 1993. Some experts believe the real rate is much higher. WNYC will be bringing you stories about some of the people behind those numbers. Today, reporter Matthew Schuerman rides along with union ironworkers in their daily search for work.

REPORTER: At 5:45am, Pete Herman is waiting on the curb on Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn. Two friends of his drive up in a car.

They’re all unemployed ironworkers, and they’re headed to their union hall. The guy driving, Steve Stacy, and his 23-year-old son, Ronwanori, are Mohawk Indians. Mohawks have been ironworkers in New York City since at least the Great Depression. But Steve and Ronwanori have been out of work since July. Pete Herman hasn’t worked since February.

HERMAN: When this tanked, this tanked.

REPORTER: Local 361’s headquarters is in Ozone Park, Queens, about 40 minutes away. Steve Stacy, who’s driving, says you never know where the day’s work might take you.

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For Iron Workers, Lots of Waiting but Few Jobs

Friday, October 16, 2009

New York City’s official unemployment rate has reached 10.3 percent, the highest since 1993. Some experts believe the real rate is much higher. WNYC will be bringing you stories about some of the people behind those numbers. Today, reporter Matthew Schuerman rides along with union ...

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Atlantic Yards Has Its Day in Court

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New York State’s highest court is now considering the fate of the Atlantic Yards development. The project – six years in the making – was summed up in a mere 50 minutes yesterday. The decision by the seven judge panel could affect whether local governments ...

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Atlantic Yards Project Reaches NYS High Court

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This afternoon, the state's highest court will hear from tenants and property owners in the footprint of the state-backed Atlantic Yards project. They're challenging the legality of the Brooklyn development. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has this preview.

REPORTER: The state's constitution, like the federal one, says government ...

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