Cindy Rodriguez is the Urban Policy reporter for New York Public Radio.
Her stories include in-depth looks at homelessness, neighborhood violence and more recently the impact of Sandy on poor communities in flood damaged areas. She’s won the Associated Press’ Best Enterprise Reporting award twice – most recently in 2010 for a story that exposed unscrupulous landlords taking advantage of people living on the margins and desperate for a place to live.
Rodriguez has also covered New York’s immigrant population. A story about an immigrant restaurant worker who narrowly escaped death on September 11
th won her an NFCB Golden Reel Award. Originally from San Antonio, she moved to New York City in 1995 and lives in Queens.
Cindy Rodriguez appears in the following:
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
A million people are buried on Hart Island. There are no tombstones, just mass graves marked by white posts. For decades the public was not allowed. But that's starting to change.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
A man accused of setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York, injuring more than 30, was arraigned Thursday on charges he tried to kill police officers in New Jersey.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The NYPD knows it's got a trust problem in communities where people often don't want to cooperate with police, so it's starting a campaign to change that.
Monday, October 10, 2016
When the owner of an assisted living facility sold his Brooklyn building, five elderly women refused to leave. But in the end, the housing market won out. Relocating at 101 isn't easy.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Bronx DA is opening a new bureau—on Rikers Island, where violence continues to spike. Prosecutors hope to deter the slashings, stabbings and fights by making arrests.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
The Mayor said new scanners, like the ones used at airports, and stun guns will make the jails on Rikers Island safer. Neither advocates nor jail guards are satisfied.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
After a WNYC investigation revealed patients at two nursing homes may have been rushed out too quickly by a controversial operator, the state says it will look into discharges.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Both The Lower East Side Rivington House and Bed Stuy's CABS Nursing Home emptied out patients before filing required plans for the patients' future.
Monday, August 29, 2016
First they emptied two nursing homes, then they filed required plans for the patients' future. And state health officials went along.
Friday, August 05, 2016
At a convention for black and Hispanic journalists, the Democratic nominee for president provided reporters a rare opportunity: a chance to ask her questions at a press conference.
Friday, July 29, 2016
A Monopoly board mural inspired by gentrification was painted over in Jersey City. The artist says he was forced to keep making changes until, ultimately, the mural was gone.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
New Yorkers are wearing less, sweating more and blaring their ACs — except those customers paid to cut back.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
After a sweltering weekend, the high is expected to stay in the 90's through at least Wednesday in the New York City area.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The city wants to move 16-and 17-year-old inmates off Rikers Island and into a facility that currently holds juvenile delinquents in the Bronx. The move could take four years.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
An investigation into a controversial real estate deal finds high-ranking city officials missed many chances to stop a nursing home from being turned into luxury condos.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
New York City's Department of Correction has been given a fourth extension to end solitary confinement for inmates under age 22. The agency now has until mid-October.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The New York City Housing Authority wants to transfer about 5,000 apartments into a program that allows private developers to invest in and manage public housing.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
The head of the city's correction union has been removed as President and he's being replaced by his second-in-command.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Many activists think Seabrook's outsized power at Rikers stood in the way of reform.
Monday, June 06, 2016
Glenn Grays was arrested while on the job. His lawyer says officers were trying to humiliate him after he yelled at them for driving crazy. A video of the incident went viral.