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:

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. 


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 


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.


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. 


Mourners Gather At Stonewall Inn To Honor Orlando Shooting Victims

Monday, June 13, 2016

Stonewall Inn in New York City, known as the birth place of the U.S. gay rights movement, held a vigil Monday night for the victims of the nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla.


New York's Stonewall Inn To Host Vigil In Honor Of Orlando Victims

Monday, June 13, 2016

Since news of the killings in Orlando, people have been gathering at Manhattan's Stonewall Inn. Stonewall is known as the birthplace of the nation's gay rights movement. On Monday night, it will host a formal vigil to remember those who died in Florida.


Making It Home: Affordable Housing for Artists

Monday, June 13, 2016

New York City has subsidized apartments for artists, if you’re one of the lucky ones. 

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New York City Increases Security Following Massacre in Orlando

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Mayor de Blasio says there's no credible threat to the city at this point, but police will be out in force. 


Parade-Goers In New York React To Orlando

Sunday, June 12, 2016

WNYC's Jessica Gould has reaction to the Orlando shooting from the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City.


Documenting One Bronx Neighborhood on the Cusp of Change

Thursday, June 09, 2016

The city wants to rezone and revitalize the area around Jerome Avenue in the Bronx. Many workers worry they won't be around to see the improvements.

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Controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park Towers Get Approval

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

City Hall says the project will generate crucial funds for the park and add affordable housing. But some neighbors object to lost views and parkland. 

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Tenants, Lawmakers Focus on Predatory Landlords and Rent Loopholes

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tenants want more enforcement, but officials say loopholes in the state's rent stabilization laws must change. 

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The City's Top Gentrifying Neighborhoods

Monday, May 09, 2016

Fifteen of the New York City's 55 neighborhoods have experienced gentrification over the past two decades, according to an NYU report.

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Mayor de Blasio Presents Executive Budget

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The plan includes spending on some new priorities, and a rescue of the city's struggling public health system.


New York City Council Approves East New York Rezoning

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The controversial plan for East New York is the first of 15 neighborhood rezonings proposed by Mayor de Blasio. 


East New York Plan Moves Forward

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The controversial proposal to rezone the neighborhood cleared two council committees, setting the stage for a full council vote next week. 


As Primary Nears, New York Officials Want Changes to State Voting Laws

Sunday, April 03, 2016

New York is among states with the lowest voter turnout in the country. Some lawmakers say they have plans to change that. 

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Newark Declined EPA’s Help With Lead Problem in 2003

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Elevated lead levels in the water in Newark Public Schools set off alarms for families this past week. But WNYC learned tests have shown higher levels for more than a decade. 

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Newark School Officials Say Lead Contamination Goes Back Years

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Newark Public School System says 12 percent of water samples taken from its buildings since 2012 showed lead levels that are higher than the federal threshold.


Newark Teachers Union Found Allegedly Expired Lead Filters in Schools

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Photographs show lead filters with markings suggesting they haven't been changed in years.