Streams

Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

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 ...

Comment

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 ...

Comment

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 ...

Comment

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 ...

Comment

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 ...

Comment

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.

Comments [1]

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 ...

Comments [1]

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 ...

Comment

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 ...

Comment

More Talks on World Trade Center This Week

Monday, October 12, 2009

Another round of arbitration talks begin this week on the pace of construction at the World Trade Center site.

Comment

More WTC Arbitration This Week

Monday, October 12, 2009

Another round of arbitration begins this week in the fight over the World Trade Center site. This time, developer Larry Silverstein is arguing he's getting financially hurt by the Port Authority's delays. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports:

REPORTER: Silverstein took the issue to binding arbitration this summer ...

Comment

Extensive Subway Diversions This Weekend

Friday, October 09, 2009

Subway riders should expect more subway disruptions than usual this weekend because of heavy track work. New York City Transit says there will be delays or diversions on 17 subway lines. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Along certain stretches, shuttle buses will replace the subway, ...

Comment

What Should the New MTA Chief Do?

Monday, October 05, 2009

MTA Chairman Jay Walder and No. 7 General Line Manager John Hoban

MTA Chairman Jay Walder (left) and No. 7 General Line Manager John Hoban (right)


Jay Walder, the incoming chairman of the MTA, took the Number 7 train this morning--twice.


...

Comment

Jay Walder's Plans for the MTA

Monday, October 05, 2009

The new MTA chairman, Jay Walder, begins his first day of work this morning. He'll meet and greet straphangers at the Main Street stop of the Number 7 line at 9 o'clock, and then ride the subway to the MTA's midtown headquarters.

Walder grew up in ...

Comment

Prosecutors: Mobsters Worked as NYC Inspectors

Friday, October 02, 2009

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau has indicted six alleged mafia members who worked for the city's Buildings Department. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: The indictment says there are 19 buildings in Manhattan and the Bronx where inspectors fudged permits or lifted stop work orders in ...

Comment

New Braking System Coming to MTA Commuter Rails

Thursday, October 01, 2009

The MTA says a new federal law is forcing it to spend $700 million over the next five years to install an automatic braking system on commuter rail roads. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: After a train crash last September killed twenty-five people north of ...

Comment

30 Issues Day 8: Atlantic Yards

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's development week and WNYC reporter Matthew Schuerman talks about what the next Mayor will face with the Atlantic Yards project in downtown Brooklyn.

Comments [24]

Construction Accidents Rise Despite Downturn in Construction Activity

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Even as construction activity has slowed throughout the city the Bloomberg administration reports the number of accidents and on-the-job injuries have climbed sharply. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

REPORTER: The number of construction accidents rose by 72 percent in this fiscal year compared to last. The number ...

Comment

The End of Suburban Sprawl?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Supporters of a proposed development in Nassau County say they’ve found the answer to suburban sprawl: a concentrated mixture of apartments, offices and retail spaces called The Lighthouse at Long Island. There’s just one hitch: How to get there.

WNYC’s Matthew Schuerman has this report.

REPORTER: The head of Nassau County’s government, Tom Suozzi, is driving through Garden City, Long Island, a wealthy enclave with five-bedroom homes set back from tree-lined streets.

Comment

The End of Suburban Sprawl?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Supporters of a proposed development in Nassau County say they’ve found the answer to suburban sprawl: a concentrated mixture of apartments, offices, and retail called the Lighthouse at Long Island. There’s just one hitch: How to get there. WNYC’s Matthew Schuerman has this report.

REPORTER: The ...

Comment