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, 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.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
The Mayor said new scanners, like the ones used at airports, and stun guns will make the jails on Rikers Island safer. Neither advocates nor jail guards are satisfied.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
After a WNYC investigation revealed patients at two nursing homes may have been rushed out too quickly by a controversial operator, the state says it will look into discharges.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Both The Lower East Side Rivington House and Bed Stuy's CABS Nursing Home emptied out patients before filing required plans for the patients' future.
Monday, August 29, 2016
First they emptied two nursing homes, then they filed required plans for the patients' future. And state health officials went along.
Friday, August 05, 2016
At a convention for black and Hispanic journalists, the Democratic nominee for president provided reporters a rare opportunity: a chance to ask her questions at a press conference.
Friday, July 29, 2016
A Monopoly board mural inspired by gentrification was painted over in Jersey City. The artist says he was forced to keep making changes until, ultimately, the mural was gone.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
New Yorkers are wearing less, sweating more and blaring their ACs — except those customers paid to cut back.