Matthew Schuerman

Senior Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

MTA To Revise Transit Hub Plans

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Fulton Street Transit Center in lower Manhattan is more than $300 million over budget, due to inflation in the construction industry.

Yesterday, MTA officials said they would take the next 30 days to redesign the station and lower the cost. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

The options ...


Developer Withdraws from Hudson River Pier Project

Friday, January 25, 2008

A developer who won a hard fought battle to turn a Pier on the Hudson River into a catering hall and exhibit space has withdrawn.

Almost three years ago the Witkoff Group was designated the preferred developer for Pier 57 at West 15th Street. A spokesman ...


Work Can Finally Restart at Ground Zero

Thursday, January 24, 2008

REPORTER: The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is waiting for the EPA to approve a new deconstruction plan.

Under sharp questioning from Queens Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., the state official in charge of redeveloping the World Trade Center site, Avi Schick, set a December deadline to dismantle ...


Spitzer Looks to Javits for Extra Funds

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

REPORTER: One way Governor Spitzer wants to raise money for next year's budget is to sell off land on the north and south sides of the Javits Convention Center.

The state had purchased that land to expand the center, on Manhattan's west side. But it has ...


Crowds Turn Out In Defense of Village

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

REPORTER: Last night, more than 400 people attended the first public hearing on a plan by St. Vincent's Hospital to sell off half of its Greenwich Village campus.

A private developer would demolish the complex on the eastern side of 7th Avenue to make way for ...


NJ Transit Plans for a Two-Track Hudson River Tunnel

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Big plans are underway to make Penn Station a better place for commuters to come and go. But just a block away, New Jersey Transit is planning another station that would be 175 feet underground. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.


Lawmakers Still Unsure of Congestion Plan

Thursday, January 17, 2008

REPORTER: Cautious hesitation seemed to be the theme for elected leaders at yesterday's public hearing on congestion pricing.

Some lawmakers haven't yet made up their minds because they're still unsure of how the proposals will impact their constituents.

Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, from the Upper East Side, says ...


Contractors Seeks Solutions After Deadly Fall

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

How quick is too quick when pouring concrete?

That's 1 question the city's Contractors Association take up when it meets next week and discusses this week's fatal crane accident in SoHo. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

In New York City, contractors typically take just 2 days to pour ...


Atlantic Yards Opponents Suffer a Defeat

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Opponents of Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards development have suffered another setback. A state judge on Friday rejected a complaint alleging flaws in the environmental review of the planned sports and residential complex. WNYC's Mathew Schuerman reports.

REPORTER: In her decision, Judge Joan Madden at times sympathized with ...


The Search for a New Traffic Plan Continues

Friday, January 11, 2008

The commission currently hunting for a plan to reduce traffic in Manhattan has a tall order to meet over the next 3 weeks. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

The chairman of the panel, Marc Shaw, says that the point is to come up with a plan ...


Bill May Require NYPD to Monitor Radiation Detectors

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The council's public safety committee postponed a vote on a bill that would require environmental monitors to have their radiation and biochemical detectors registered and approved by the NYPD.

REPORTER: The Bloomberg Administration says the steps are necessary to prevent false alarms and unnecessary public concern. ...


Spitzer Wants to Rename Triborough for Robert Kennedy

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The bridge that takes people to JFK airport may now be named for the late president’s, late brother

REPORTER: During HIS state of the state address tomorrow, Governor Spitzer will deal with a transportation issue of his own making...he wants to rename the Triborough Bridge after ...


Port Authority Plans Mall at Ground Zero

Saturday, January 05, 2008

The Port Authority is teaming up with a private company from Australia to create a shopping center at Ground Zero. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports:

REPORTER: The government agency approved a deal on Friday to build the $1.5 billion mall with The Westfield Group. It features an ...


Shopping Returns To Lower Manhattan

Friday, January 04, 2008

The Port Authority is teaming up with a private developer from Australia to build a shopping center at Ground Zero.

The Westfield Group partnered with the Port Authority to build the the $1.4 billion complex. While the 2 groups will equally split the profits from the ...


Debate Over 7 Extension Continues

Friday, December 21, 2007

For months now, the Bloomberg administration and the MTA have fought over who will pay the $450 million needed to build the shell for a subway station on the 7 train extension.

REPORTER: The 7 is being extended from Times Square to the Javits center. The ...


Makin' Copies

Saturday, July 10, 2004

The word “forgery” conjures up a shadowy network of cynical brilliant craftsmen and dealers conning naïve clients with perfectly faked Old Masters. Eric Doeringer is the rare contemporary art forger who wants full credit for his copying. Matthew Schuerman stumbled across Doeringer hawking his forged art work on ...


Don Quixote

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Cervantes wrote Don Quixote in 1605 as a satire of the adventure tales of his day. Still popular 400 years later, Don Quixote is also a whimsical work of literary criticism as much as an adventure story. Matthew Schuerman has a look at the epic tale and some of the ...

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