Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

HUD Chief Faults NYC for Sandy Aid Delays

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Secretary Donovan says problems with Build it Back have to do with the way the city designed the program, not regulations.


Zero Homes Repaired. 19,920 to Go

Friday, February 28, 2014

More than a year after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of New York City, not a single home here has been rebuilt or repaired with housing aid provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Sandy federal aid bill.

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De Blasio's New Headache: Sandy Recovery

Monday, February 24, 2014

About 16 months after the storm, federal HUD aid has failed to rebuild even one house in New York City. De Blasio promises (again) a full review of the Build it Back program.


Mayor Versus Nature, Take Two

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A rookie mayor takes office, and a few days later, crazy winter weather hits and keeps on hitting in what ends up being a test of leadership. Sound familiar? It happened to Ed Koch, and it's happening now.

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It Really Does Take a Village to Rebuild After Sandy

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sheepshead Bay residents affected by Sandy may be part of a plan from the Pratt Center Design 

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Fuzzy Math: How Christie Divvied Up Sandy Mitigation Money

Monday, February 03, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Jersey City — the state’s second largest city — was awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars less than Newark and Elizabeth, cities of comparable size and storm damage.

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Flood Insurance Bill Clears Senate

Thursday, January 30, 2014

NJ Spotlight

Legislation a victory for many residents along the New York and New Jersey coasts, but detractors say it will make the federal flood insurance program even less solvent.


Backlash Over Flood Insurance Hits Congress

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NJ Spotlight

A bill in the U.S. Senate to delay rate hikes for homeowners in flood-prone areas could be voted on as early as Wednesday.


Yet Another Case in New Jersey of Alleged Abuse of Power

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

As two federal inquiries got underway into alleged retaliation by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his top aides, a state appellate court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving yet another instance of supposed political payback.

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Pete Seeger, Unsuccessful Hermit

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What was it like to be the folk legend's friend and neighbor for 20 years? WNYC's Karen Frillmann remembers.

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Public Housing Tries to Lift Boilers out of Danger

Friday, January 10, 2014

Public housing officials are planning to raise many of the system's boilers high enough so that another storm like Sandy would not knock them out again.



Why White Christmases in New York Really Are Just Dreams

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Irving Berlin grew up in New York. So what was he talking about when he wrote, years later, of a snow-covered Christmas “just like the ones I used to know?" Have years of climate change and development worn away the luster that Manhattan used to have every December 25th?

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Top Court Rejects Bloomberg's Homeless Policy

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New York State’s top court on Tuesday blocked the Bloomberg administration's plan to impose new requirements on single adults trying to enter homeless shelters.


No Clear Response by City After Correction Officers Appear to Gum Up Courts

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


City corrections officers appear to have brought the courts to a virtual halt earlier this week. Defense attorney say as a result some people could spend extra time behind bars. What's the city's reaction? Silence.

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New York's One World Trade Beats Chicago's Willis Tower

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New York City regained the mantle of having the tallest building in the country Tuesday when an obscure committee ruled that the spire atop 1 World Trade Center should be counted as part of its height.


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Caption Contest: Mr. Mayor Meets Mr. Mayor-elect

Wednesday, November 06, 2013


It was a tale of two mayors at New York City Hall this morning.

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New York Business Owners Aren't Waiting For City To Get Flood-Ready

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Business owners in lower Manhattan are taking matters into their own hands to prepare for when flooding threatens, hardening buildings and investing in barriers they can put up on their own to create a dry perimeter around their properties. Sea level rise is expected to make the area much more prone to inundation in just a few decades.


NYU Hospital Throws Sandy Birthday Party, But Is It Just a PR Stunt?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

On the anniversary of Sandy, the hospital marked the occasion in an unusual way: by holding a birthday party for the babies who had been evacuated after the storm hit back, and inviting the news media along. 


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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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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