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:

Tenants to Banks: Stop Lending to Bad Landlords

Thursday, April 20, 2017

After years of fighting landlords for better conditions, some tenants are setting their sights on a new target: the banks that finance them. 

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Mayor de Blasio's Week in Staten Island

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The mayor kicked off his "City Hall in Your Borough" tour this week, working entirely out of Staten Island, the city's most Republican borough. What'd he gain from the experience?

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New Bill Would Fight Tenant Harassment

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dangerous construction, no water, no heat: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says these are just some of the ways landlords try to force tenants out of apartments.

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State Budget Revives Controversial Tax Break for Developers

Monday, April 10, 2017

The tax break formerly known as 421a is back.

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Some Staten Islanders Debate Whether Apartments Can be Too Affordable

Monday, April 10, 2017

Mayor de Blasio is working from Staten Island this week, where residents on the North Shore are anxious about development plans. 

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Surging Home Prices Mixed Blessing in Mott Haven

Monday, November 07, 2016

Home prices have more than doubled in the South Bronx in recent years. But rising real estate taxes can make residents more vulnerable to speculators and scams.

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La Morada: At the Intersection of the Old and New Mott Haven

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Undocumented immigrants run this Oaxacan restaurant, where questions of affordability and gentrification are on the front burner.

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The Affordability Crisis Reaches Mott Haven

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

What are the first signs of gentrification? WNYC looks at the affordability crisis in New York City. First up, Mott Haven in the Bronx.

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Four Signs the South Bronx Is Gentrifying

Monday, September 19, 2016

WNYC is exploring New York City's affordability crisis one neighborhood at a time, starting with Mott Haven in the South Bronx. 

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City Council Votes Down Rezoning for Inwood Project

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The controversial development tested a key piece of Mayor de Blasio's affordable housing plan. 

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Small Businesses Welcome Tools to Fight Landlord Harassment

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

When talking about expensive rents, the focus is usually on residents. But mom-and-pop shops are also feeling the squeeze, without as many tools to help them stay put. Until now. 

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De Blasio Administration Touts Affordable Housing Milestone

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Mayor de Blasio says it's been the best year for affordable housing in the city since Ed Koch back in 1989.

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City Launches Foreclosure Buyback Program

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A new pilot project seeks to prevent distressed properties from being sold to the highest bidders and let residents facing foreclosures stay in their homes.

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Board Freezes Rents on Stabilized Apartments Once Again

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Guidelines Board voted not to allow rent increases on one-year leases, and allow 2 percent increases on two-year leases. 

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At the Frick, Film Students View Old Masters Through a New Lens

Monday, June 27, 2016

A collaboration between the Frick Collection and The Cinema School high school brings fresh meaning to the art, and cultivates a new audience for the museum. 

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Affordable Housing Plans Move Forward Despite Uncertainty

Monday, June 27, 2016

State lawmakers ended the legislation session without taking action on many affordable housing proposals. The de Blasio Administration says that's not getting in the way of its plans.

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Rent Guidelines Board Weighs Increases

Monday, June 20, 2016

After last year's rent freeze, tenants want a rollback. But landlords say they're having trouble maintaining properties without an increase. 

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On Being Gay and Latino After Orlando

Friday, June 17, 2016

José Rivera is a gay man of Puerto Rican descent — he says the tragedy has lit a fire 

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New York Mayor, Governor Join Vigil For Orlando Victims At Stonewall Inn

Monday, June 13, 2016

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined mourners at iconic gay civil rights site in Manhattan on Monday night.

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Thousands Attend Stonewall Vigil for Orlando Victims

Monday, June 13, 2016

Mourners wiped away tears as they lay flowers at a makeshift memorial outside Stonewall's entrance, and inscribed victims names in chalk at the park across the street. 

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