Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

NYU Unveils Details of Proposed Expansion

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New York University has been carefully testing the waters over the past several years, trying to gauge just how much expansion its Greenwich Village neighbors will tolerate — and where. It will roll out its proposal at an open house, 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square ...

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Long Island Lighthouse Project Stalled

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Six months after giving a Long Island town an ultimatum, hockey team owner Charles Wang is no closer to building his massive housing complex called the Lighthouse at Long Island.

The project was supposed to bring city living to the middle of suburbia with 2,300 apartments ...


NYC Transit Opens Renovated 96th St. Subway Station

Monday, April 05, 2010

About 67,000 straphangers had a better way to get to their subway this morning. Transit officials opened a new station entrance at 96th street and Broadway for the 1, 2 and 3 lines.

The old entrances at 96th Street forced riders to go down two floors ...


Charges Dropped Against Two Men in Subway Stabbings

Friday, April 02, 2010

One man is still charged with murder, but the charges against two others have been dropped in connection with last weekend's subway stabbings. Police charged all three last night, but a law enforcement source says Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is declining to prosecute two ...


State Contractor’s Pay Halted Amid Budget Delays

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Officials say they'll stop paying contractors on state construction projects, for at least a week, starting tomorrow. This follows yesterday’s announcement by Gov. David Paterson that the state will delay $2.1 billion in education aid because the state doesn’t have the money.

The temporary state budget ...


The Phantom Token Booth: MTA Cuts Station Agents

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The MTA is letting go of 450 station agents as early as May. Each one earns an average of $75,000, including benefits. Taken together, the layoffs will save $13 million this year during one of the authority’s worst budget crises. Some New Yorkers are already ...


Deal Reached to End Stalemate Over WTC Rebuilding‎

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein have reached a deal--or at least a deal to get to a deal--allowing the construction of office towers at the World Trade Center to move forward.

Port Authority Chairman Anthony Coscia called it a "framework for coming to ...


Study: New York Building Boom Less Dramatic Than in Other Cities

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

An NYU study finds that the city's building boom was not as intense as it may have looked from underneath a sidewalk scaffold.

Despite years of intense construction activity, the New York region actually ranked eighth among 10 major metro areas in terms of housing growth.

The ...


New York University Planning to Expand

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New York University is planning a massive expansion that will unfold over the next 20 years.


NYU Planning Expansion

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New York University is planning a massive expansion that will unfold over the next 20 years. According to an individual familiar with the plans, the expansion calls for a new tower at Bleecker Street next to the Silver Towers as well as buildings on Governors ...

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New and Improved Brooklyn Park Opens to Public

Monday, March 22, 2010

The first part of the new Brooklyn Bridge Park opens this morning. Governor Paterson and Mayor Bloomberg will join Brooklyn officials to cut the ribbon on 6 acres of park out of a total 86 acres that are planned for the site. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman ...


Study Finds Racial Disparity in Rezonings

Monday, March 22, 2010

A New York University study finds that Mayor Michael Bloomberg's rezonings concentrate building density in low-income minority neighbhoods, while white neighborhoods’zoning regulations restricted how high or large new buildings could be.

The Furman Center at N.Y.U. looked at 76 rezoning measures that were passed in the ...


The Cost of Getting to School

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Yorkers aren’t the only ones who call their buses and subways their “yellow school bus.” Other cities also use mass transit to get their students to school, sometimes just as intensively as in New York. Today, as a group of New York City high schoolers meet with MTA Chairman ...

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Bloomberg's Dig

Thursday, March 11, 2010

In his speech at the Atlantic Yards groundbreaking today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a comment that many took to be a dig at Gov. David Paterson.

The mayor, who has more than enough money to pay his way for sporting events, was talking about how much he and everyone else ...


Groundbreaking Ceremony at Atlantic Yards Underway--Lobster Roll Anyone?

Thursday, March 11, 2010


A ceremonial groundbreaking has gotten underway for the the Barclays Center -- WNYC's Matthew Schuerman is there and sends this dispatch.

'It's a spectacle by any measure: a huge carpeted tent erected on a dusty empty lot, 70 shovels awaiting a governor or ...


Atlantic Yards Project Pushes Ahead With Groundbreaking Ceremony

Thursday, March 11, 2010

After many twist and turns, Mayor Bloomberg, developer Bruce Ratner and rap star Jay-Z, a part-owner of the Nets, are expected to break ground for the basketball arena at the Atlantic Yards site this afternoon. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: The ground breaking is largely ...


Ratner Breaks Ground on Atlantic Yards Arena: Years Later

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Developer Bruce Ratner finally got what he’s been waiting seven years for: the groundbreaking of the arena that will house the Nets basketball team.

And it was a grand groundbreaking at that, with several hundred movers and shakers from the city’s interlocking development, government, sports and ...


Subway Crunch Quiz

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

With the ongoing MTA budget crunch, New Yorkers can expect significant changes to their commute. WNYC reporter Matthew Schuerman and Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign break down the latest.

Plus: test your knowledge in the subway-news-quiz!

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Workers at Ground Zero Say 'Build Now'

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Call on Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein to speed up stalled rebuilding effort.


Ground Zero Construction Workers Urge: 'Build It Now'

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Several hundred construction workers spent their lunch hour at a rally near Ground Zero to pressure the Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein to resolve a standoff over the financing of three proposed office towers at the site.

The Port Authority and Silverstein face a ...