Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

Port Authority Releases New Budget & Time Table on WTC Site

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward says he is giving priority to the 8 acre memorial.

In fact, he says the authority will absorb $75 million in extra costs to enable at least part of the memorial plaza to open by the 10th anniversary of the ...


Local Politicians Weigh in on Term Limits

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg's reported plans to extend term limits and run again are getting mixed reviews from the people hoping to take his place. Queens Councilman Tony Avella calls the idea shameful. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz says he may step out of the mayor's race ...


GAO Says FAA Can't Auction Flight Slots

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Congressional investigators say federal aviation officials have no legal authority to auction off flight slots, a scheme the government devised to try to cut crippling traffic jams at major airports including Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark.

The report from the Government Accountability Office comes amid a legal ...


Good Bye Tappan Zee

Friday, September 26, 2008

The project will take $16 billion to complete, and could add space for express buses and commuter trains.

State Transportation Commissioner Astrid Glynn says it's a better deal because repairing the current bridge, wouldn't save much money, if any.

GLYNN: What we have said after looking at ...


MTA Says No More Free Passes On Bridges And Tunnels

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The authority's full board approved a measure revoking the practice of giving government agencies and departments free EZ-Passes.

The MTA says it will bring in $10 million it can use to plug its budget deficit. But Mark Page, one of Mayor Bloomberg's representatives to the MTA ...


Landing Pads for Company Executives Flourish

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Laid off Wall Street executives don't just stand in line at the unemployment office. Their employers sometimes include "transition services" as part of a severance package. As WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports, the companies behind these services have flourished as the economy has worsened.

REPORTER: These high-end ...


Charitable Foundation Takes a Hit

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Charities have been hit hard by the latest stock market swings. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports on a foundation that was heavily invested in AIG, the insurance company that is being bailed out with an $85 billion federal loan.

REPORTER: Established by AIG Founder Cornelius Vander Starr, ...


MTA Raises Ventilation Grates to Prevent Subway Flooding

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The MTA has unveiled one of the measures it's taking to avoid a repeat of the widespread flooding of the subway system in August, 2007: raised sidewalk ventilation grates.

REPORTER: The grate's two-foot-high stainless steel walls would prevent rainwater from flowing into subway tunnels. MTA Chief ...


Buildings Department Holds Job Fair

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Buildings Department is trying to fill about 90 vacant positions, many of them new jobs added by Mayor Bloomberg to improve construction safety.

REPORTER: A couple dozen architects and engineers showed up at the department's offices on Lower Broadway Thursday to attend a job fair. ...


Costs Outpacing Revenues for New Yankees Stadium

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The new Yankee Stadium's financing will be the focus of a congressional subcommittee hearing today. Since its approval, the city's costs have risen so much that it may no longer be making more money from tax revenues than it's putting into the project. WNYC's Matthew ...


Troubled Firm Could Shake Up Manhattan Real Estate

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy will likely have domino effects on other industries, especially if it decides to sell its Times Square headquarters and sublease other space it uses. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Throughout Manhattan, the bank occupies a total of about 2.7 million square feet ...


Paterson Says LMDC Should Continue its Work

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Governor Paterson says he wants to hold onto the agency in charge of planning at Ground Zero.

REPORTER: Earlier this week, Mayor Bloomberg suggested eliminating the state's Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, to expedite development at the World Trade Center site. But the Governor says the LMDC ...


Paterson Gives Moynihan Another Shot

Friday, September 12, 2008

Gov. David Paterson is giving the proposed Moynihan Station in West Midtown one last shot. He wants the Port Authority, which he controls along with New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, to take over the sputtering transit project.

PATERSON: Moynihan Station is going to need more tracks, ...


Paterson Gives Moynihan Station Idea Last Chance

Friday, September 12, 2008

Governor Paterson is giving the troubled Moynihan Station proposal in West Midtown one last shot. He is giving the city and stat agencies involved 45 days to come to an agreement on how to renovate renovation Penn Station and create a new train hall in ...


Redevelopment Efforts

Thursday, September 11, 2008

WNYC reporter Matthew Schuerman talks about the redevelopment efforts at the World Trade Center Site.

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Port Authority Fails to Finish Prep Work For Towers

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Some corners of the former World Trade Center location are showing progress, but others are not. The Port Authority is having trouble finishing preparatory work for one of the planned office towers.

SCHUERMAN: The Port Authority, which owns the site, was supposed to turn over the ...


No Show? No Problem For State Development Agency

Monday, September 08, 2008

When the Empire State Development Corporation held hearings last week on whether to declare property in West Harlem "blighted," no board members showed up. That's not unusual for the state authority, but it would be if another agency were in charge. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman explains.



Double-Decker Buses Are Back

Monday, September 08, 2008

Fifty years after double-decker commuter buses disappeared from the streets of Manhattan, a new model will start picking up passengers in Staten Island later this week. New York City Transit president Howard Roberts says the pilot run will give officials a chance to weight their ...


New Yorkers Merging With New Pedestrian Plaza

Friday, September 05, 2008

Office workers, laborers and students are getting used to eating their lunch in the middle of the intersection of 23rd Street and Broadway.

They are all part of a pedestrian plaza that the city's transportation department created by taking traffic lanes out of service and narrowing ...


Columbia Expansion Enters Final Stage

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Columbia University's expansion into West Harlem is entering its final stage. The state's economic development agency began holding hearings last night on whether it should invoke eminent domain to take possession of properties the university doesn't own.

It's not enough to argue that Columbia's expansion will ...