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:
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.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Haitian community leaders are denouncing a form of child slavery back home. They want to identify victims now living in Brooklyn so they can offer them mental health services.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Brooklyn Hospital has agreed to reimburse dozens of sexual assault survivors after it improperly billed them for the exams that produce evidence used to catch and prosecute rapists.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The city's public housing authority claimed for years it was complying with federal lead-paint regulations — but it really wasn't, leaving thousands of kids at risk of lead poisoning.
Friday, November 10, 2017
New state regulations would require employers to give workers their schedules two weeks in advance or pay extra for last minute changes.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Cherell Manuel stayed for more than a year in hotels after Sandy. Her new home isn't perfect, but it's a home.
Friday, October 06, 2017
A United Airlines flight out of Newark delivered supplies and relief workers to Puerto Rico. On the way back, it picked up hundreds of evacuees in need.
Thursday, October 05, 2017
The latest on relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
A WNYC reporter joined a humanitarian flight bringing workers and supplies to the island. Many on board, who also hoped to reach loved ones, described the conditions there.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The lobby is a confusing mixture of historical images that also include Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Attica prison riots of 1971.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Federal prosecutors said there's not enough evidence to prosecute police who shot and killed a Harlem man experiencing a mental breakdown. The man's mother says she's outraged.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Families with a member facing a mental health crisis have an alternative to 911: mobile crisis teams.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
New Yorkers protested President Trump's reaction to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia by taking to the streets.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Some of the attendees cheering the annual Dominican Day parade on Sunday took time to remember Bronx police officer Miosotis Familia, who died in the line of duty in July.
Friday, August 11, 2017
The NYPD responds to hundreds of calls each day about someone in a mental health crisis, but cases that are not dire, there is another alternative: the city's mobile crisis teams.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Police say the officer fired after another officer tried and failed to neutralize the man with a taser.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
When the state limited discharges of mentally ill people into so-called adult homes, the industry fought back and almost derailed a class-action legal settlement in a case from 2003.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
In most cases, things like urinating in public, littering and spitting will be handled as civil instead of criminal offenses.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
It's been one year since a gunman murdered 49 people inside a gay bar in Orlando. The shooting shocked the gay community. In New York City, there's a mix of caution and defiance.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
When the mentally ill fail to receive treatment and are in crisis, police often have to respond. Yet there's no way to ensure specially-trained officers are answering those calls.