Matthew Schuerman

Senior Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

HUD Administrator Lynne Patton to Get First-Hand Look at Public Housing

Thursday, February 07, 2019

She'll spend a week with each of four families and feed information to the yet-to-be-appointed independent monitor.

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Newark Mayor Objects To New York's Homeless Relocation Program

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Baraka says moving the homeless into substandard apartments in Newark does nothing to break cycle of homelessness.

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New York's Public Housing Faces Federal Takeover Threat

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The de Blasio administration and the federal government need to reach an agreement by the end of Thursday on how to fix the city's crumbling public housing system.

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For Uber & Lyft Drivers, Congestion Costs Money

Friday, January 25, 2019

As a driver for Lyft and Uber 43-year-old Percy Henderson navigates the city's congested streets nearly every day.

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Investigators Find No Orgy, but Plenty of Misconduct at Housing Complex

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Two former Throggs Neck managers allegedly threatened their subordinates, organized drunken parties during work hours, and engaged in sexual relationships with staff members.

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Shutdown Causes Confusion Among Landlords and Tenants Relying on Federal Rental Assistance

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The federal shutdown is causing confusion and concern among landlords and tenants who depend on rental assistance.

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1968: Fifty Years Later

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

In a series of interviews with participants, historians and modern-day counterparts, WNYC looks back at how historic moments in a pivotal year shaped our region.

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De Blasio Takes (Some) Responsibility for Commissioner Confusion

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The mayor says the leadership change at the city Office of Emergency Management "could have been handled better all around."

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Bill Would Open New York's Streets to E-Bikes & E-Scooters

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The legislation would legalize all types of electric bikes and electric scooters. Mayor de Blasio is skeptical.

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New Bill Aims to Prevent Businesses from Going Cashless

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Council Member Ritchie Torres says it's a ploy to keep out people who don't have credit cards or smart phone apps.

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Treatment of Grad Student in UAE Leads to Outcry at NYU

Friday, November 23, 2018

British doctoral student Matthew Hedges has been sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates, where New York University has a campus. 

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Public Housing Residents Suffer Without Heat Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Friday, November 23, 2018

Residents resort to using their ovens as heaters and huddling under blankets.

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Number of New Yorkers Unable to Afford Enough Food Decreases

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The number of New Yorkers unable to buy enough food has significantly decreased over the past six years, according to a new report.

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Immigrant Groups Have a Special Reason to Oppose Amazon's Move

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

As opposition mounts against Amazon's move to Queens, the conversation isn't just about gentrification and local jobs, but also about the company's role in immigration enforcement.

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Amazon's Future Neighbor Views Company's Plan Eagerly ... and Cautiously

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

When Amazon opens its new hub in NYC, its neighbor will be the largest housing project in the country whose residents have high expectations that the company might not deliver on.

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City's Homeless Plan Isn't Keeping Pace

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mayor de Blasio announced an ambitious plan more than a year and a half ago to build more, better shelters, and to locate them more evenly throughout the city.

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Behind the Scenes, Poll Workers Tried to Save Election Day

Thursday, November 08, 2018

The New York City Board of Elections knew that extra-long ballots in Brooklyn and Queens could cause extra problems.

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Does the First Amendment Apply to Immigrants Facing Deportation?

Monday, October 29, 2018

Immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir accuses Immigration and Customs Enforcement of trying to deport him for speaking out, but the government claims he doesn't have a case.

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Six Years Later, an Innovative Sandy Program Yields Resilience (and Lots of Frustration)

Monday, October 29, 2018

New York State bought Sandy-damaged properties at pre-storm value, and then auctioned them off to the highest bidder. Will $18 million strengthen one block in Staten Island?

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Hotel Union Seeks Concessions to Allow On-the-Job Voting

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A new contract gives suburban New York workers four hours of paid leave on Election Day to cast their ballots.

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