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Matthew Schuerman

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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