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, August 14, 2018
New York State's Parole Board has 12 commissioners for 12,000 hearings. Advocates say the result is hearings that are rushed and ultimately unfair.
Friday, August 03, 2018
An unofficial tally conducted by WNYC finds at least 52 children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are still in New York despite a government deadline.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Attorneys worry that some children who were sent to rejoin their parents may have to stay in detention centers again, even if it's only in the short term.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
About 25 children appeared in Judge Zagzoug's courtroom Thursday, including Leo, who's mom was deported back to Guatemala after they were separated at the southwest border.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Pao was separated from her daughter and detained in Arizona. She traveled cross country with help from strangers. Now she's here, reunited with her husband and daughter.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
A few of the young children who were supposed to be reunited with their families by today are in New York, but officials won't say how many.
Monday, June 25, 2018
A lawyer finally connects with his detained client about her children in a New York foster agency, while hundreds of other children sent to the city remain in limbo.
Friday, June 22, 2018
It is still unclear what will happen to the children who were separated from their families at the U.S. border
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Amidst growing confusion about how many children have been sent to New York from the border, there is little state oversight of the places they stay and not enough lawyers for all.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The state controlled $100 million in taxpayer funds to fix up New York City public housing developments. Two years later, most of the projects are incomplete or in limbo.
Monday, June 11, 2018
New York City will likely pay $2 billion to settle claims that NYCHA has too often left tenants to contend with lead paint, malfunctioning elevators and rats.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
As usual, Puerto Ricans waved their red, white and blue flag but this year, they also held signs meant to draw attention to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.
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.