Jessica Gould

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

Interest Rate Hike Adds Pressure to New Jersey's Tight Budget

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Balancing New Jersey's budget just got a little bit harder.


City Council Approves Brooklyn Heights Library Deal

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Proponents say it would provide much needed funds to the library system; opponents say say the new libraries will be too small.  

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Low Interest Rates Have Been a Boon for New York City's Budget, Too

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

If the Fed increases interest rates Wednesday, as expected, it may force the mayor to cut costs.


Governor Cuomo Promises More Ethics Reforms

Monday, December 14, 2015

He says he's about to unveil an ambitious ethic agenda. But critics say he's undercutting some transparency efforts.

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Redevelopment Plan for Brooklyn Heights Library Moves Forward

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A deal with a developer to rebuild the Brooklyn Heights Public Library comes with a condo tower, affordable housing, a new branch in Dumbo and criticism from the community.

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New Yorkers Gather in Washington Square in Support of Paris

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio was among hundreds of New Yorkers who stood shoulder to shoulder with Parisian tourists and transplants at a quiet vigil in the park. 


Construction Nears Pre-Recession Heights

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A new report from the New York Building Congress says the city's construction industry is booming, but public investment in infrastructure is NOT keeping up.


How Do You Get to the End of the 2nd Avenue Subway?

Monday, October 26, 2015

The latest deal on MTA funding won't even finish the line's second phase — let alone the third and the fourth. Which means the hunt for more money is on. 

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Why New York's Roads Are All Trucked Up

Monday, October 12, 2015

New York City is more dependent on trucks than any major city in the country. And it's going to get worse.

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State Steps Up Enforcement at Nail Salons

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Owners now must buy insurance to guarantee that they are paying their workers, or face fines.


Calls for Vigilance after Borough Park Gas Blast

Sunday, October 04, 2015

The cause of a gas explosion in Brooklyn is still not confirmed, but local leaders say New Yorkers should be quick to report any possible gas leaks.


Our Infrastructure Woes

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

WNYC's Jessica Gould explains what it would cost to fix our trains, tunnels, airports & roads, and why the money to do that is so elusive despite the public understanding the need.

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The $800 Billion Ticket to Get Us to 2040

Monday, September 28, 2015

Experts say it will cost $400 billion over 25 years just to maintain the transportation infrastructure we have. To make it a lot better, we may have to pay twice that.

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Christie and Cuomo Promise $10B Towards Massive Hudson Tunnel

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Facing pressure from Washington, New York and New Jersey agree to pay for half the expected cost to dig their way out of the region's transit nightmare.


New Football Stadium? No. New Neighborhood? Sort of. New Subway Station? Yes.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The long-sought dream of the Bloomberg administration to develop Manhattan's Far West Side takes a big step forward this weekend.
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New York City's Worst Subway Stations, Ranked

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The 52nd Street Station in Queens needs the most work, according to a budget watchdog group.

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Officials: 'We Can't Delay' New Hudson Tunnel

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The meeting between New Jersey's governor, two US Senators, and the US Transportation Secretary comes as the deterioration of Amtrak's Hudson River tunnel is creating a sense of urgency.

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The Need For a New Rail Tunnel

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

As the rail tunnels under the Hudson River continue to deteriorate and transportation delays pile up, public officials can't agree on who will pay for a desperately-needed new tunnel.

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Gov. Christie Talks Tunnel with Feds

Monday, August 17, 2015

With predictions of transportation "Armageddon" coming fast, New Jersey officials are slated to discuss Hudson tunnel financing with federal officials.


In Tunnel Funding Squabble, Schumer Steps In

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A senior lawmaker lends his clout to call for more federal funding to dig under the Hudson River.