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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

City's Sandy Aid Program for Homeowners 3 Months Behind Schedule

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Nine months after Sandy, thousands of homeowners in New York City are growing frustrated as they wait for government funds to make long-term repairs to their properties.

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City Teachers, Principals Brace for Low Test Scores

Monday, August 05, 2013

Principals started getting test scores for their schools Monday, but they are not allowed to discuss the results before the state and city release them publicly on Wednesday. Nonetheless, word is spreading among anxious teachers and principals that the scores really did go down. One person close to the school system called it a "bloodbath."

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Bloomberg Takes Next Step on Post-Sandy 'Seaport City'

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is moving forward on one of the the most controversial elements of his vision for a post-Sandy New York: acres of new development that would extend out from Lower Manhattan into the East River.

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'Official' Heat Stroke Deaths in NYC Only a Glimpse of True Toll of Summer

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New York City has reported only one heat stroke death this summer. But other people have likely died due to causes related to the heat whose deaths have not been publicized in the same way.

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Mt. Sinai-Continuum to Create Largest Private Hospital System in NYC

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Two large health care providers in New York City are planning to merge into the largest private hospital system in the city.

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Why Cooling Centers Go Empty

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New York City opens as many as 500 or so cooling centers each time a heat wave descends. Yet, experts who have studied them say these centers do not work—or at least they do not in the way one would expect them to.

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New York, the Vertical City, Kept Rising Under Bloomberg

Monday, July 08, 2013

WNYC

How the city went from terrorist victim to the over-successful city in 12 short years.

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Candidates' Visions for Post-Sandy New York Look Much Like Bloomberg's

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Here’s a campaign oddity: Democratic candidates running for mayor who by-and-large agree that many of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ideas on a particular subject are good ones.

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Citizen's Patrol in Caribbean Neighborhood Gets Help from Unlikely Source

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

A citizens patrol in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, struggled to get the resources it needed. Then a group from a neighboring Orthodox Jewish community stepped up to help.

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The 'Most Expensive Beach in America' Gets More So

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This summer the beaches in the Rockaways may be more crowded than in past years. That's because there is less beach to bask on: Sandy made it a lot narrower. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start to replace that lost sand, making the most expensive beach in America even more costly.

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Map | FEMA Scales Back Flood Zones After Controversy

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has shrunk the area along the New Jersey shore that it considers vulnerable to high wave action during hurricanes and other storms.

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Just Add Water: Mayor's Plan Calls for Instant Flood Walls

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Temporary flood protection systems have been around for centuries: think sand bags. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's climate resiliency plan unveiled Tuesday imitates more modern systems in use in Europe and elsewhere in the Midwest.

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Mayor Details Climate Plan, Including New Neighborhood

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is recommending that the city look into creating a new neighborhood along the East River shoreline as part of his  wide-ranging plan to get the city to prepare for climate change.

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Mayor to Release Post-Sandy Infrastructure Plan

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is scheduled to unveil a wide-ranging plan Tuesday calling for hardening the city's coasts and other measures to prepare for climate change.

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FEMA Backs Off Advisory Flood Maps

Monday, June 10, 2013

The federal government has issued new flood maps for New York City that will make it a lot easier, and cheaper, to live along the coast.

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Quinn Pushes for Post-Sandy Reforms

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is parting from the mayor on a key area of disaster-preparedness: whether the city should maintain a registry of frail and homebound residents to help contact them in case of hurricanes or other emergencies.

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Army Corps Envisioned Hurricane Walls for NYC 50 Years Ago

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Studies calling for levees, flood gates that would have protected Staten Island, Coney Island and the Rockaway fell by the wayside due to lack of money, neighborhood opposition and environmental concerns.

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Finally Open Again After Sandy, Manhattan VA Looks Ahead to Future Floods

Monday, May 20, 2013

The last of New York City’s hospitals devastated by Sandy has fully reopened after six months of repairs.

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Public Housing Looks to Community Centers for Sandy Solution

Monday, May 20, 2013

The New York City public housing agency is taking cues from how residents behaved after Sandy in order to survive the next storm better.

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Christie Details Sandy Buyout Plan

Thursday, May 16, 2013

New Jersey's plan would keep all bought-out properties as open space in perpetuity. New York's would not.

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