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

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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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How Landlords Push Out Tenants for Profit

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Affordable housing advocates call it “predatory equity,” and they want landlords and their lenders held accountable.

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Keeping an Eye on Quickly Changing Sunset Park

Friday, June 30, 2017

WNYC's The Affordability Project is taking a close look at the rapidly changing neighborhood of Sunset Park. How affordable is it for residents and businesses now? And will that last?

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After Freeze, Guidelines Board Will Allow Rent Increases Again

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Landlords can raise rents on leases for rent-stabilized apartments starting in October.

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Politics, Parties and the Personal Come Together at Pride Parade

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The year's Pride Parade doubled as a demonstration against the Trump Administration, with some participants saying it's time the march returned to its roots as a political protest.

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Sunset Park: So Hot Right Now

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WNYC has been taking a close look at affordability in New York — one neighborhood at a time. Now, we’re turning our attention to Sunset Park in Brooklyn. 

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Arts Education Gets New Meaning at the Whitney Biennial

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The Whitney Biennial closes this weekend, and with it an unusual collaboration between the museum and a New York City public school. 

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The Number of New Yorkers Living In Poverty Is Bigger Than the Population of Philadelphia

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The report also finds that 30 percent of the city's children are poor, and poverty has become more concentrated.

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Prom Dresses Without the Price Tags

Friday, May 26, 2017

The city teachers union offers free gowns to more than 1,000 public school students.

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Trump's Proposed Budget Prompts Local Leaders To Sound Alarm

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump’s budget would boost military spending and reduce taxes at the expense of a wide array of domestic programs that affect the region.

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Haitian Immigrants Get a Reprieve, but Not Much of One

Monday, May 22, 2017

A special protection granted after the 2010 earthquake has been extended six months. Advocates had sought a much longer extension.

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New Yorkers Mobilize Against Vacant Storefronts

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer supports reforms to the city's commercial rent tax and incentives to keep retail space occupied.

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The Street Where Eric Garner Died Struggles to Recover

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Shop owners claim a rise in crime after Garner’s death is hurting their businesses and the community.

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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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