Matthew Schuerman

Senior Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

Primary Day Plays Out in Chaotic Ways

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Some polling sites didn't have ballots, lacked adequate staffing, and opened late.


City Lags Far Behind Promised Testing For Homeless New Yorkers

Friday, June 19, 2020

Back in April, Mayor de Blasio said all homeless New Yorkers would be tested for COVID-19 by the middle of May. But so far only a small fraction of them have been tested.


Despite Criticism Over Performance, Homeless Outreach Provider Receives Another Contract

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The group that’s in charge of homeless outreach in the subway system has been awarded another contract despite facing criticism over its performance.


The New York Primary: 54 Races. 184 Candidates. Less Than 2 Weeks To Decide.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Federal and state contests come amid unprecedented social turmoil, but the coronavirus pandemic has tamped down campaigning, and might depress turnout.


Bangladeshi Candidates Make Play For Political Power

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Bangladeshis are among the fastest growing immigrant groups in New York, and right now, the community is putting forward a slate of political candidates, many of them progressive.


Child Abuse Reports Plunge During COVID Pandemic

Friday, June 05, 2020

Reports of possible child abuse and neglect have decreased significantly over the past two months. 


Lonely Life And Death Of One Homeless New Yorker

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Even without the threat of COVID-19, homeless New Yorkers die young. Many of them, like Angie Henry, pass away without family or friends.

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New York's and New Jersey's Reopening Plans Differ Vastly

Friday, May 29, 2020

Governors trying to balance public safety with economic recovery face public pressure to reopen.


Connecticut Reopens Some Businesses

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Restaurants began service customers outside. Retails shops, some malls, zooms and museums also opened.


Deaths Of Single Adults In Homeless Shelters Far Outpace City Average

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Fifty-two people died of COVID-19 in shelters for single adults. That’s a rate of 300 per 100,000 residents—more than 50% higher than the citywide average.


With Their Jobs Deemed Illegal, Hair Stylists and Barbers Go Underground

Monday, May 18, 2020

Personal service workers say they cannot feed their families or pay rent because they're not allowed to work.


Those Homeless From The Subway? Most Aren't Ending Up In Shelters.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

After touting his success in getting homeless New Yorkers out of the subway system and into shelters, Mayor de Blasio is acknowledging only a smaller portion of them are staying there.


Reports Of Domestic Violence Aren't Going Up. That Doesn't Mean It's Not Happening.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Even though reports of domestic violence in New York City have fallen since the coronavirus outbreak began, experts say there are likely more victims suffering behind closed doors.


City's Effort To House Subway Homeless Comes Up Short

Monday, May 11, 2020

Since the subway shutdown began last week, Mayor de Blasio has touted his success in getting hundreds of homeless people into shelters. But few of them end up staying there.


City Council Moves Against GrubHub And Other Restaurant Apps

Monday, May 11, 2020

The New York City Council is close to passing a law that would limit the commissions that Grubhub and other ordering apps charge restaurants.


Music Venues Scramble To Survive Amid COVID-19 Shutdown

Friday, May 08, 2020

“There’s a lot of weird wording in a lot of these loans,” says one club owner, “and it seems like they don’t want to help bars or anything on the fringe.” 


Struggling Restaurants Say Delivery Apps Like Grubhub Make it Harder to Survive

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Restaurant owners say third-party ordering apps like Grubhub eat into their revenues as they struggle to stay afloat.


The 2,200 People Who Overnight In Subways Need To Find A New Place To Sleep

Monday, May 04, 2020

When the entire subway system shuts down, the people will have to look for shelter elsewhere.


'Death Of A City' As NYC Restaurants Shutter, Maybe For Good

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Experts say city’s restaurants have never faced a crisis of this magnitude—especially smaller, immigrant owned ones.

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A Third of New York City Food Pantries Have Shut Down, Swelling Bread Lines

Monday, April 27, 2020

The closures come at a time of unprecedented demand for food.