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:

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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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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