Matthew Schuerman

Senior Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

NYC's Single Adult Shelter Census Reaches Record High

Friday, April 17, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak there are more single adults in the city’s homeless shelter system than ever before.


Coronavirus Victim, Leroy Hammett, Remembered As A Pillar In His South Bronx Community

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Some victims of the coronavirus outbreak were widely well-known. Others, like Leroy Hammett, were less well-known but stood out in their communities.


One Worker's Experience on the Morgue Overflow Shift

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The thousands of people dying from COVID-19 have overwhelmed the city's hospitals and funeral homes. It's fallen on temp workers to bring order to the chaos.

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NJ Lawmakers Move Forward With Tenant Protections, NY Lags Behind

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

"There’s nobody in this state legislature," one advocate says, "that doesn’t understand that renters in this state are under tremendous amounts of stress, tremendous amounts of duress.” 


City Starts Moving Seniors Out Of Congregate Homeless Shelters

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

After pleas to protect vulnerable residents in congregate-style shelters during the coronavirus outbreak the city will relocate homeless senior citizens in hotels.


Network of Charities and Volunteers Feed New York's Seniors

Monday, April 06, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19 there’s an increased need for food, especially among seniors who are not leaving their apartment these days. 


A Super-Contagious Disease Comes To An Overcrowded City

Thursday, April 02, 2020

About 1.5 million New Yorkers live in officially "crowded" apartments. What can they do when a family member or roommate comes down with COVID-19?


City Continues Breaking Up Homeless Encampments, Despite CDC Guidelines

Monday, March 30, 2020

The de Blasio administration has continued breaking up homeless encampments during the coronavirus outbreak, rejecting guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 


Some Homeless Shelters Pose Big Risks For Spread Of Coronavirus

Friday, March 27, 2020

City officials have reported that a second homeless person has died from COVID-19 while the total number of cases in the shelter system increased from 17 to 59 over the past week.


City Issues Guidelines To Homeless Shelters For Coronovirus Care

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Homeless shelters, many of which put individuals in close contact with one another, have received guidelines from the city on how to contain the new coronavirus.


In Ending Campaign, Bloomberg Shows He Can Be Emotional After All

Thursday, March 05, 2020

One former supporter said, “Where was that guy on the campaign trail? He was emoting all over the place.”


New Jersey Progressives Who Helped Democrat Flip District Blue Now Want Him Out

Monday, March 02, 2020

New Jersey Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer is getting primaried from the left, by a progressive who once counted herself among his supporters.

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'Stop And Frisk' Follows Bloomberg From NYC To Presidential Campaign

Monday, February 24, 2020

In 12 years as mayor, Michael Bloomberg took bold actions to make New York more livable and economically viable. But his aggressive policing tactics have tarnished his legacy.


Tape Showing Bloomberg Callously Discussing Minorities, Stop and Frisk, Surfaces

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The tape was from an appearance the former New York City mayor made at the Aspen Institute in February 2015 but never widely distributed.


How Much Is Your Vote Worth In The Democratic Primary?

Monday, January 27, 2020

While Iowans get to weigh in on the Democratic nominee next week, New Yorkers have to wait until the end of April. New Jersey voters have to wait until June.


Review: 'Slava's Snowshow' Is A Surreal Pleasure

Saturday, November 30, 2019

For kids, it's purely funny. But for grownups, this show about trying to find comfort and connection in a lonely world is also sad and strange. 


Review: Is 'The Inheritance' the Next 'Angels'? Not Quite.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

It's easy to see why "The Inheritance" is being compared to "Angels in America." They're both very, very long plays about gay men and AIDS that are divided into two parts.


De Blasio Enlists City Workers to Reduce Homelessness

Thursday, November 14, 2019

18,000 city workers will become part of an expanded effort to reduce street homelessness.

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The True Origins of Gentrification

Friday, November 08, 2019

In his book "Newcomers: Gentrification and Its Discontents," WNYC senior editor Matthew Schuerman traces the roots of the phenomenon re-shaping New York and cities across the country. 


The Real Story of Gentrification

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Neighborhood changes can be good and bad simultaneously