Matthew Schuerman

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Carpenters Union Agrees on Pay Cuts

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thousands of the city's unionized construction workers have agreed to accept lower wages for the promise of more work. The latest concession goes further than a labor agreement from last month that froze wages and limited overtime.

The Building and Construction Trades Council wouldn't give out ...


MTA Board Hears Pros and Cons on Atlantic Yards

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More than 40 people gave the board of the MTA board their two cents worth on the Atlantic Yards project at a meeting yesterday. But WNYC's Mathew Schuerman reports that many of its supporters have financial ties to project's developer Bruce Ratner.

Thirty-two people spoke in ...


MTA to Vote on New Atlantic Yards Plan

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The MTA board is expected to vote this morning on a new payment schedule for the developer of the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn.

The Empire State Development Corporation yesterday moved to allow Forest City Ratner to pay the MTA just $20 million to start work, ...


The Skinny on the New Atlantic Yards Project

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Two state agencies are spending this week revising the deal that would bring the Nets basketball team and a massive real estate development, to Brooklyn.

The board of the MTA is expected to vote this morning on a new payment schedule, that would allow the developer ...


Quick Progress Digging Number 7 Extension Line

Monday, June 22, 2009

Some of the toughest parts in big public works projects come when government agencies, each with their own turf, have to work together. To celebrate one collaboration that's worked out well, the MTA took WNYC's Matthew Schuerman on a tour yesterday of an unfinished subway ...


New Agreement Expected on Atlantic Yards Project

Monday, June 22, 2009

The MTA is expected to unveil a new agreement to sell the development rights above one of its rail yards in Brooklyn. In 2005, Real estate developer Bruce Ratner promised to pay the MTA $100 million and build a state of the art rail yard ...


MTA Says Number 7 Tunnel 'Seems' to be On Time

Friday, June 19, 2009

Contractors finished excavating a cavern underneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal in six months. The job was supposed to take up to three years.

But Chief Engineer Joe Trainor says they have to beat some internal deadlines, if they want to finish the project on time.



Approval for New Coney Island Plan Expected

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The City Planning Commission is expected to approve the administration's rezoning proposal for Coney Island this morning. It would create a city-owned amusement park in an area where privately owned parks are dying. But as WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports, the rezoning process is the easy ...


What's a Recovery Zone?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

NYC Economic Development Corporation

NYC Economic Development Corporation

Which neighborhoods in the city are economically distressed enough to warrant an extra boost for real estate developers?

From the look of the map above, the Bloomberg administration apparently thinks pretty much ...

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17-Story Tower Going Up In DUMBO

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A new 17-story tower will now become part of the Brooklyn Skyline, next to one of the most famous landmarks in the city. The City Council yesterday approved a controversial building that will be built near the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn side by a ...


Frank Gehry Out of Rest of Yards Too

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Days after marquee architect Frank Gehry was dropped as the architect of a new Brooklyn Nets Basketball arena, WNYC has learned the architect won't be involved in other parts of the complex either. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

REPORTER: Just two years ago, developer Forest City Ratner ...


Developing News

Monday, June 08, 2009

WNYC reporter Matthew Schuerman updates news about real estate around the city -- from Atlantic Yards to the Highline.

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Park in the Sky Opens This Week

Monday, June 08, 2009

The first portion of the High Line Park will open to the public tomorrow. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: The High Line will be a public park. But it's uniqueness has attracted a lot of private money. Fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg and media executive ...


In Biking Begins Responsibilities

Sunday, June 07, 2009

New York City has doubled the number of bike lanes since 2006, while the number of bicyclists commuting to work has risen 35 percent in the past year alone. But the rising popularity of bikes doesn’t always sit well with the drivers who are used ...


Developer Replaces Architect of NJ Nets Arena

Friday, June 05, 2009

After months of speculation, developer Bruce Ratner has replaced Frank Gehry as the architect for the new basketball arena in Brooklyn. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Ratner used Gehry's name liberally while winning government approvals for Atlantic Yards. But in the end the developer couldn't ...


VEEP and NY Business Owners Say Stimulus Money Is Working

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Vice President Joe Biden was in town for a roundtable at Pace University yesterday WNYC's Matthew Schuerman says it was designed to promote the federal stimulus plan and how it's helping New Yorkers.

REPORTER: The event had a real manufactured quality about it, with reporters kept ...


VP Biden Promotes Stimulus at Pace University

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Vice President Joe Biden came to Pace University in Lower Manhattan today to promote the federal stimulus package. He says the package may have had little direct effect on the economy in the first 100 days since the bill's signing, but he says that's about ...


Atlantic Yards, for Better or Worse

Monday, June 01, 2009


Atlantic Yards is looking like a worse and worse deal for the city treasury, according to the Independent Budget Office. Back in 2005, the nonpartisan IBO said the new Nets arena would bring the city $28.5 million more in tax ...

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State Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Atlantic Yards

Saturday, May 30, 2009

State lawmakers have held a hearing on the Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn, even though the project was approved three years ago. As WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports, Friday's gathering was a raucous one.

Sound: Crowd booing...

REPORTER: Construction workers and other supporters of the project packed the ...


Residents Demand Land Use Review of Randall's Island

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A group of residents from East Harlem and the Bronx won a case over playing fields on Randall's Island more than a year ago. But they went back to court yesterday because the city hasn't complied with the judge's order. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman explains.