Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

One Year After Sandy: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's one year since Hurricane Sandy battered the region. WNYC editor Matthew Schuerman and reporter Janet Babin discuss where we've been over the last year, including things that have changed and things that haven't but should. Plus, your calls: What lessons did we learn over the last year, and what comes next? Call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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Sandy Minute-by-Minute: 6 PM Every Sunday, Fast Food Instead of Family Feast

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bill Owens and his family essentially lost their house during Sandy. But what he really misses are the family Sunday night dinners.


6 Things That Changed Since Sandy—And 5 That Haven't

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lots of quick, but limited, changes have taken root since Sandy. But the big challenges still remain.

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Sandy and the City: A Year Later

Monday, October 28, 2013

WNYC's Matthew Shuerman discusses what’s changed and what hasn’t since Sandy hit New York—from waterfront development to disaster planning to how the discussion of  storm recovery in the mayor’s race.

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Elaine Rivera, 54, Former WNYC Reporter

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Elaine Rivera, a compassionate, funny, incisive journalist who worked at WNYC from 2006 until 2009, has died. She was 54.

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Obama's Visit Friday to Close Prospect Park for 6 Hours

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

President Obama's visit to a Brooklyn school Friday will close one of the borough's largest parks for six hours.


Sandy Survivors Still Grappling with Memories of Those They Lost

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


One of Sandy's less visible effects is the mental and emotional toll it continues to take on the people who lived through it. For a year, Jim O'Grady has been visiting neighborhoods in Staten Island that suffered the highest death rate from the storm. He talked to three people who, like thousands in our area, are still grappling with the trauma of that night.

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NYC Slow to Distribute Federal Sandy Aid to Homeowners

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Almost a year after Sandy, the Bloomberg administration said it is just beginning to distribute the first of $520 million in federal aid to homeowners trying to rebuild.


Some NY Hospitals Opting Out of Health Exchange Plans

Monday, October 07, 2013

If consumers buying insurance on health exchanges have their heart set on particular hospitals or doctors, they better do their homework.

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Cuomo Expands Sandy Buyouts to 600 on Long Island

Friday, October 04, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expanding his Sandy buyout program to more storm-damaged homes—this time to Long Island.


To See How New York Can Survive Flooding, Look to Hamburg

Friday, September 20, 2013

To get a good sense of a what a floodproof city can look like, check out Hafen City in Hamburg, Germany.

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NJ Homeowners Scratch Heads Over Sandy Aid

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Alexis Norton sat at a table in a realtor's office in Little Egg Harbor, N.J., this week, swapping stories with several friends about rebuilding their Sandy-damaged homes.

Among the topics covered: flood insurance maps, local bureaucracy and confusion over the status of her applications with several of the state’s federally ...


12 Years Later, 9-11 Remains Still Making Their Way to Families

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Twelve years after the September 11th attacks, the loved ones of 9/11 victims are still getting calls from the New York City Medical Examiner's Office about identified remains.

Sandra Grazioso from Clifton, N.J., said her family got one of those calls last week. Two more body parts belonging to one of her sons had been identified.

“An upper arm and shoulder and a tooth,” Grazioso said. “A molar.”


Quinn Has Most Cash in Case of Runoff

Monday, September 09, 2013


As the primary campaign winds down, Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn has about eight times as much money remaining in her primary campaign account compared to front-runner Bill de Blasio, and even more compared to rival Democrat Bill Thompson.

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Army Corps Anti-Flood Plan: Elevate 4,500 Homes on Long Island

Monday, September 09, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to elevate nearly 4,500 homes on eastern Long Island in order to prevent damage from future flooding.

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De Blasio’s Atlantic Yards Support Helped Old Ally

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Bill de Blasio’s support for Atlantic Yards in 2006 was a tricky political move: many voters in his brownstone Brooklyn district opposed the huge skyscrapers that Atlantic Yards would bring nearby. But the group that had crafted the affordable housing deal for the project had played a key role in the Democrat's first race for City Council.

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Report: Bed-Stuy Hospital Closing Will Flood Brooklyn's Psych Beds

Friday, August 16, 2013

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio argues in a report to be released today that the closure of a hospital in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, will overwhelm adjoining facilities with psychiatric patients.


A Wealth of Difference in Fed Funding for NY, NJ on Obamacare

Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Jersey will be getting just a fraction of the federal dollars New York is receiving for a key component of Obamacare—cadres of specially trained workers who will help consumers sign up for insurance coverage.

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Bill Lynch, Former Deputy Mayor and Democratic Political Strategist, Dies

Friday, August 09, 2013

William Lynch, a former deputy mayor in David Dinkins administration who for 40 years played an active role in city, state and national politics, has died. He was 72.


Sparring Over Trust: Stringer, Spitzer in First Comptroller Debate

Friday, August 09, 2013


In the first debate of the 2013 comptroller's race, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former Governor Eliot Spitzer went toe-to-toe on Friday over why each one is best poised to be the city's chief money manager. The debate showed how the Democratic candidates differ in style and substance.