Cindy Rodriguez is the Urban Policy reporter for New York Public Radio.
Her stories include in-depth looks at homelessness, neighborhood violence and more recently the impact of Sandy on poor communities in flood damaged areas. She’s won the Associated Press’ Best Enterprise Reporting award twice – most recently in 2010 for a story that exposed unscrupulous landlords taking advantage of people living on the margins and desperate for a place to live.
Rodriguez has also covered New York’s immigrant population. A story about an immigrant restaurant worker who narrowly escaped death on September 11
th won her an NFCB Golden Reel Award. Originally from San Antonio, she moved to New York City in 1995 and lives in Queens.
Cindy Rodriguez appears in the following:
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The judge harshly accused the state health department of possibly colluding with adult home operators to undermine a class-action legal settlement that protects the mentally ill.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The White House's preliminary budget cuts spending across all agencies except Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security. New York officials say it's a disaster for the city.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The city is trying an obvious method to help the homeless, mentally ill and drug addicted stay out of shelters and jails — offering them a place to live.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Officials say a $35 million federal funding cut will lead to even more deterioration in public housing and put the city's largest portfolio of affordable housing in serious jeopardy.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
As the Trump administration cracks down on immigrants lacking legal status, families who've lived here for decades are having to confront the possibility they could be deported.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
The panel of academics, city officials, community groups and others are looking at ways to divert girls away from juvenile detention centers.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Thousands of protesters lined the sidewalks around Grand Army Plaza to say the Senate Minority Leader isn't doing enough.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
WNYC Reporter Cindy Rodriguez and journalist Raven Rakia discuss their investigation into the risks women face when visiting inmates at Rikers Island.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
For years, female visitors to city jails have been complaining about invasive strip-searches as they try to see their loved ones, according to a WNYC investigation with The Intercept.
Monday, December 12, 2016
On a visit to the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, the mayor championed New York City as a model of inclusiveness, and pledged to crack down on hate crimes.
Monday, December 05, 2016
Ben Carson, Trump's pick to lead HUD, grew up in subsidized housing, but it's unclear if he'll be an advocate for public and affordable housing in the city.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Public housing is about to become smoke-free. The federal government has moved forward to ban smoking inside apartments, common areas and portions of the outdoors.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Nowhere else in the city are the consequences of a Trump presidency more real than among Mexican immigrants who lack legal status and who live on Staten Island.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
The two sisters of a 49-year-old Bronx man who died after being tasered by police told investigators their brother wasn't violent or disturbed.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
When Charles Hargreaves heard police had killed his mentally ill client, he was heartbroken. So he shared an essay she wrote that has people talking about keeping the mentally ill safe.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
A million people are buried on Hart Island. There are no tombstones, just mass graves marked by white posts. For decades the public was not allowed. But that's starting to change.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
A man accused of setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York, injuring more than 30, was arraigned Thursday on charges he tried to kill police officers in New Jersey.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The NYPD knows it's got a trust problem in communities where people often don't want to cooperate with police, so it's starting a campaign to change that.
Monday, October 10, 2016
When the owner of an assisted living facility sold his Brooklyn building, five elderly women refused to leave. But in the end, the housing market won out. Relocating at 101 isn't easy.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Bronx DA is opening a new bureau—on Rikers Island, where violence continues to spike. Prosecutors hope to deter the slashings, stabbings and fights by making arrests.