Matthew Schuerman

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Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

Back to the Beame Shuffle? Transit Advocates, MTA Debate Use of Stimulus

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Transit advocates have a plan to avert the service cuts the MTA is proposing to implement this summer. They say, use a small portion of the money that's being allocated to big capital construction projects. But MTA officials say that would be sacrificing the transit ...

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Construction Deaths Fall in NYC

Friday, January 08, 2010

Fewer construction workers died on the job in 2009 across the five boroughs compared to 2008, according to the city Buildings Department.

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City Reports Construction Fatalities Down

Friday, January 08, 2010

Fewer construction workers died on the job in 2009 across the five boroughs compared to 2008, according to the city Buildings Department.

Three people died last year in construction accidents, while 19 died the year earlier. The slowing economy is only part of the story.

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MTA Won't Use Stimulus Funds to Stop Cuts

Thursday, January 07, 2010

The MTA's chairman is resisting calls to use federal stimulus money to restore free student Metrocards and other service cuts planned for later this year.

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MTA Rejects Call to Use Stimulus Funds to Prevent Planned Cuts

Thursday, January 07, 2010

The MTA's chairman is resisting calls to use federal stimulus money to restore free student Metrocards and other service cuts planned for later this year.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and transit advocates say the MTA should use stimulus funds to fill a budget gap rather ...

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Brooklyn Shelter To Close For Atlantic Yards Development

Thursday, January 07, 2010

A shelter for homeless families in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn will close next week to make way for the Atlantic Yards project. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: The Pacific Dean shelter lies on the eastern end of the Atlantic Yards footprint. It was long expected to ...

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MTA Financial Officer Retires After 30 Years

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The MTA's top financial officer quietly retired last week after 30 years at the agency. As the MTA's unofficial No. 2 man, Gary Dellaverson made key financial decisions for the beleaguered transit authority.

The lanky man with wavy gray hair assumed his post when the authority ...

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Flatbush Avenue LIRR Terminal Opens in Brooklyn

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

WNYC's Matthew Schuerman was at the opening today, and has these photos.

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Development Process Begins at Domino Sugar Plant

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The economy is stalling a lot of development projects around the city, but the developer of the Domino Sugar plant in Williamsburg Brooklyn is moving forward with its plans. The proposal officially began its months long land-use review process yesterday. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

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New LIRR Terminal Opens in Brooklyn

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Long Island Rail Road opened a new terminal in Brooklyn this morning. The $108 million station features a new waiting area, granite tiles, and a soaring 60-foot-high atrium at Flatbush Avenue and Hanson Place.

MTA Chairman Jay Walder was on hand for the opening and ...

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Crowds Welcome 2010 in Times Square

Friday, January 01, 2010

Hundreds-of-thousands of people stood in the cold rain for hours last night, just for the chance to ring in the New Year at Times Square. You had to arrive by early afternoon to get a good spot--and couldn't leave and return because of tight security. ...

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Courts Rule Against City's Plan for Randall's Island, Again

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A state judge has ordered the Bloomberg administration to bring an agreement involving Randall's Island, to the City Council for a vote.

It's the second time community and parents groups won their case against a Parks Department deal that gives private schools to pay for preferential ...

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Council Votes to Rezone West Side Rail Yards

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The City Council has approved rezoning part of the West Side Rail Yards, where Mayor Bloomberg once wanted to put a football stadium. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

REPORTER: The rezoning calls for a cluster of skyscrapers, up to 70 stories tall or higher, interspersed with five ...

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Court Orders Council Vote on Randall's Island Redevelopment

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A state judge has ordered the Bloomberg administration to bring the redevelopment of Randall's Island in the East River to the City Council for a vote.

The Randall's Island plan is controversial because the parks department is funding the project partly by promising private schools exclusive ...

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Bloomberg Warns Senate Health-Care Bill Will Hurt New Yorkers

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is warning that the Senate version of the health care reform bill would have devastating consequences for New York City. "It would require us to close all of the hundred health clinics and a bunch of the ambulatory care things that we ...

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Brooklyn Bridge Park to Open in January

Monday, December 21, 2009

Part of Brooklyn Bridge Park opens next month, but it could take until at least 2013 to finish the entire 1.3 mile stretch. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: The first section is smaller than what was originally anticipated to open this winter. It's about the ...

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Recent Developments

Thursday, December 17, 2009

WNYC Reporter Matthew Schuerman reports on recent developments at development hotspots around the city: Atlantic Yards, West Harlem, Kingsbridge Armory and the Broadway Triangle. He is joined by Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz, Jr. for more on the Kingsbridge project and Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn's Daniel ...

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MTA Expected to Approve More Service Cuts Today

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

As Yogi Berra would have said, it's deja vu all over again. Just seven months ago state lawmakers said they had rescued the MTA from a crippling deficit and riders from steep fare hikes and severe service cuts. But Dale Hemmerdinger, who was MTA chairman ...

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The MTA Budget: How It Unraveled So Quickly

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Here, WNYC's Matthew Schuerman and Amy Eddings provide context for the MTA's vote to cut services--and explain what it could mean for New Yorkers.


(graphic by Stephen Nessen)

(graphic by Stephen Nessen)

Highlights of WNYC's MTA coverage:

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Council's Rejection of Kingsbridge Plan Could Spur Living Wage Legislation

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The City Council has voted down a proposal to turn the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx into a shopping mall. Lawmakers say there was no guarantee the jobs at the mall would pay enough to support a family. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Members say ...

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