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 11th 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:
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The state Department of Homes and Community Renewal enforces housing regulations. But some critics have accused the agency of protecting landlords over tenants.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Right now, inmates pay 5 cents a minute to talk on the phone. Advocates say it's just a profit machine for a city contractor.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
In Battery Park, there was a spontaneous dance performance, speeches about shutting down nuclear power plants and reflections on how hard is to stop using plastic bags.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Reporter Cindy Rodriguez and All Things Considered host Jami Floyd discuss the tense police-community meeting in Crown Heights Thursday evening.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Some wore custom t-shirts with a photo of Vassell, 34, emblazoned with the words, "Rest in Power." Vassell was shot nine times by NYPD officers on April 4.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The task force will study ways to improve the response to 911 calls involving the mentally ill and fix gaps in mental health treatment so crises can be averted in the first place.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
A New York Supreme Court Judge will order the city's public housing authority to do emergency lead inspections. Her decision had tenants in the court room applauding.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
After months of scandals surrounding lead and tenants without heat, Shola Olatoye, the embattled head of New York City’s public housing authority, stepped down.
Friday, April 06, 2018
Saheed Vassell, 34, was shot nine times by police on Wednesday afternoon.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Girls make up a small fraction of the incarcerated juvenile population, but they often land in detention because they have experienced some form of trauma or abuse.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports that NYPD Sergeant Hugh Barry has been acquitted of all charges in the killing of a mentally ill Bronx woman last year.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Closing arguments have concluded in the trial of Hugh Barry, who shot and killed Deborah Danner in her Bronx apartment in October 2016.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Sgt. Hugh Barry described his version of what happened on an October evening in 2016 when Deborah Danner ended up dead in the bedroom of her Bronx apartment.
Thursday, February 01, 2018
NYPD Sgt. Hugh Barry is facing charges of murder, manslaughter and criminally-negligent homicide in the death of 66-year-old Deborah Danner.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The trial of Sergeant Hugh Barry will shed light on a challenging aspect of police work that often leads to deadly confrontations—responding to emotionally disturbed people.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Shola Olatoye, already under scrutiny for falsely authorizing lead paint inspections, takes another misstep.
Friday, January 12, 2018
By limiting the places from where packages to inmates could come from, the state thought they could crack down on contraband. But now the governor says the program is flawed.
Friday, January 05, 2018
The nursing home operators at the center of a 2016 real estate scandal agreed, as part of a settlement, to open up new facilities, pay fines and make a big charitable donation.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
The city plans to close one of the nine jails on the notorious Rikers Island by this summer. The jail houses just under 10 percent of inmates incarcerated on Rikers.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Housing Secretary Ben Carson says tenants should be given an escrow account for repairs; if they don't use it, they could keep the money.