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:
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The New York City Housing Authority wants to transfer about 5,000 apartments into a program that allows private developers to invest in and manage public housing.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
The head of the city's correction union has been removed aspPresident and he's being replaced by his second-in-command.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Many activists think Seabrook's outsized power at Rikers stood in the way of reform.
Monday, June 06, 2016
Glenn Grays was arrested while on the job. His lawyer says officers were trying to humiliate him after he yelled at them for driving crazy. A video of the incident went viral.
Monday, June 06, 2016
The Metropolitan Recreation Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has special swim hours for women only. It's an accommodation for the neighborhood's Hasidic women that's come under fire.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monitors say the city is making progress in reforming its troubled jail system but they point out problematic uses of force are still frequent.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
This year, 118 allegations of sexual violence and harassment have been reported to medical staff at the jail complex.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
How the program designed to replace public housing is now being used to save it.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The Section 8 housing voucher is keeping the Hasidic community rooted — for now — in one of the hottest real-estate markets in the city.
Monday, May 16, 2016
A team of WNYC reporters looked into the Section 8 housing program and how it fails in New York City.
Monday, May 16, 2016
The Section 8 housing voucher gives low-income people a choice of where to live. But today that choice is increasingly limited to high-poverty neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city.
Friday, April 08, 2016
Every year roughly 15,000 poor defendants end up on Rikers Island because they can't make bail of $1,000 or less. The city wants to cut that number by monitoring people on the outside.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Now the tables have turned — the de Blasio Administration is on the hot seat as the US Attorney investigates lead in public housing.
Friday, February 26, 2016
A recent lawsuit alleges the sexual abuse of females in state prison has remained persistent because not enough is done to investigate allegations and punish guards.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Researchers from the Child Mind Institute are scanning the brains of 10,000 New York City children to find physical proof of psychiatric disorders. They started on Staten Island.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
The blizzard of 2016 left behind up to 30 inches of snow. With help from the sun, shovels and plows, New Yorkers got back to normal.
Friday, January 08, 2016
Dr. Herminia Palacio says her life informs how she tackles chronic social issues like poverty and mental illness.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
The Mayor has appointed a medical doctor and public health expert to be Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services. Her first task—dealing with the homeless crisis.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Starting after the new year, a group of 12 licensed social workers and psychologists will team with police officers to respond to calls involving those in a mental health crisis.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
After years of resistance, the NYPD is teaching officers how to avoid using force when approaching the mentally ill. It requires compassion, empathy and staying calm.