Jessica Gould

Jessica Gould covers politics and public finance for WNYC. 

Jessica joined WNYC during election season 2013, pitching in with coverage of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election, Cory Booker’s U.S. Senate race and the New York City mayor’s race. Prior to WNYC, Jessica was a reporter for WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C., where she covered local news and produced features for the station and its weekly news magazine Metro Connection. While in Washington, Jessica also wrote a column on arts and nightlife for the Washington City Paper, and reported on community news for The Current. Jessica is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @ByJessicaGould

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

Lopate, Schwartz Suspended From WNYC

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Longtime hosts Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz were placed on immediate leave pending an investigation into accusations of inappropriate conduct.

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C is for Childcare: English Class Offers Free Babysitting Too

Monday, November 20, 2017

A new program in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, offers free classes to women who don't speak English but want to improve their language skills. And it comes with a perquisite: childcare.

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Right of Way: The Battle Over the BQX

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fans say the new streetcar that would run between Brooklyn and Queens will create jobs and connect under-served communities. Critics call it the "Gentrification Express."

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Flagging It: A Sunset Park Resident's Call For Unity

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Junior Allende is placing Latin American flags in Sunset Park to unite residents against displacement.

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'Sanctuary Families' to Help Parents Facing Deportation

Thursday, November 16, 2017

In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a social service nonprofit is offering classes for strangers willing to care for the children of undocumented neighbors. 

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City Hall Attacks Tax Plan

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The de Blasio administration says the House GOP tax bill would be costly for many New Yorkers and the city itself.

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The Pier 55 Project Is Back Again

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Governor Cuomo announces new deal on controversial Hudson River park.

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De Blasio Sets New Affordable Housing Target

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Mayor is upping the ante on his housing plan, aiming to build or preserve 300,000 affordable apartments by 2026.

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Affordable Housing Crisis Ideas That Are So Crazy They Just Might Work

Friday, October 20, 2017

A few ideas that are so out there, they just might work.

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The Dirty Little Secret of NYC Real Estate Developers

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Why are New York City real estate developers donating to political campaigns upstate?

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How Do You Build Affordable Housing?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A non-profit developer weighs in on the affordable housing crisis.

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Advocates Warn Against 'For-Profitization' of Affordable Housing

Monday, October 16, 2017

Nonprofits have only gotten about a third of the development deals under the mayor's housing plan. 

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The Affordable Housing Developers' View of NYC's Housing Conundrum

Monday, October 16, 2017

Jolie Milstein, president and CEO of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, talks about the affordable housing industry from the developers' perspective.

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How Rezoning Impacts Affordable Housing in NYC

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Grading New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on his affordable housing goals, and how proposed re-zonings around the city affects those goals. 

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Does This Avocado Toast Come With A Side of Gentrification?

Monday, September 18, 2017

An avocado bar and the debate over Industry City's impact on Sunset Park.

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Local Officials Say Garment Factories Should Stay In Manhattan

Friday, August 18, 2017

Officials, industry members and others say it's OK to change the zoning in the Garment Center... after the city has guaranteed the industry can survive in midtown. 

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Mott Haven In The Bronx Targeted For Remake

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

You know your neighborhood is up for a remake when a developer wants to rename it. One is targeting a Bronx neighborhood for revitalizing, but locals worry it would displace those who live there now.

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Forget 'The Bronx Is Burning.' These Days, The Bronx Is Gentrifying

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

In the 1970s, the phrase "the Bronx is burning" became a shorthand for urban decay. Now, money is flowing in, but not without controversy.

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Is the Garment Center Out of Fashion?

Monday, July 31, 2017

The mayor has a plan to help the industry by moving it to Brooklyn. But critics worry it will only make things worse.

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Mayor Touts Record on Affordable Housing

Thursday, July 13, 2017

De Blasio says the city produced more affordable housing in three years than ever before. But critics say it's not reaching New Yorkers who need it most. 

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