Cindy Rodriguez

Reporter, WNYC News

Cindy Rodriguez appears in the following:

City to Build Housing for the Homeless But Without State Help

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The city will spend around $2.7 billion to create 15,000 apartments for people that are chronically homeless, often because of drug addiction and mental illness. 

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The Frequent Flyers of Rikers Island

Monday, November 16, 2015

Eight hundred low-level offenders spent half a million days in jail over the last six years, costing $129 million. Experts say locking them up is not the solution. So what is?

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Smoking May Soon Be Banned In All NYCHA Apartments

Friday, November 13, 2015

The federal government has proposed a ban on smoking in all public housing. Hear how NYCHA residents are reacting and how a ban could be implemented.

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Smoking Ban in Public Housing: Some Tenants Say Yes Please

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to ban smoking at public housing developments, not just in common areas, but inside people's apartments. 

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Judge Who Approved Treatment Instead of Jail: 'Why Not?'

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The man suspected of killing Officer Randolph Holder had been previously diverted from jail to a drug treatment program.


No Cash to Get Out of Jail? Judge Sidesteps Lawmakers to Reform Bail System

Thursday, October 01, 2015

New York State's Chief Judge will go around the state legislature to reform the bail system. Reforms include allowing bail to be paid with a credit card.  


Immigrants Hope Pope Sews Seeds of Change

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pope Francis has shown sympathy for immigrants, and they hope his visit to New York restarts the debate over how to reform the nation's immigration laws.


New York Gay Activists 'Disappointed' in Pope's Words

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

LGBT New Yorkers who were invited to the White House ceremony Wednesday were hoping for a message of acceptance — and didn't hear it.

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Social Justice Groups Will Make the Most of Pope's Visit

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Activists working to end police brutality, raise the minimum wage and improve life for immigrants hope the pope will use his populist message to further their causes.


Get Ready for 'Unprecedented' Security in New York City During Papal Visit

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Pope's Sept. 24 visit coincides with the UN General Assembly, which will be attended by 170 world leaders. 


The City's Plan for the Violent Mentally Ill

Monday, August 10, 2015

WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez and Brigid Bergin discuss the mayor's new $22 million initiative, NYC Safe, to reach out to violent mentally ill people.

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City Moves to Monitor Violent Mentally Ill

Friday, August 07, 2015

A $22 million initiative will identify people with a history of violence and untreated mental illness and attempt to get them more services. 


Dangerous Drug Threatens East Harlem

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

They call it K2, Spice and Green Giant. It's getting sold at bodegas and tobacco shops and people are getting seriously ill from it. The city is struggling to shut the drug down.

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New Bail Alternative Means Freedom for Thousands

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Starting next year, judges will have the option to release non-violent defendants as long as they agree to be monitored while they're out. 


Panel Approves Historic Rent Freeze

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

For the first time in its history, the city's Rent Guidelines Board voted Monday to freeze rents for roughly 1 million rent-stabilized apartments. 

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Listen: Pride Marchers Chant About Gay Marriage

Sunday, June 28, 2015

People marching in the Pride parade chanted "All states" as they marched through Greenwich Village, celebrating Friday's Supreme Court gay marriage decision.


Gay Pride March Exuberant In Wake of Supreme Court Victory

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Throngs lined Fifth Avenue to celebrate gay pride and the Supreme Court decision that recognized same-sex marriage as a right. 


De Blasio Vows to Crack Down on Exploitative Homes for the Destitute

Monday, June 01, 2015

The de Blasio Administration has vowed to crack down on "three-quarter houses," which are government-funded homes that often exploit the poor.

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State and City at Odds Over Public Housing Funding

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The New York City Housing Authority and its tenants want $100 million in much needed funds to go towards fixing leaky roofs. The Cuomo Administration sees things differently.


LOOK: Memorial Day Ceremony at the Intrepid

Monday, May 25, 2015

In an emotional ceremony at the Intrepid, Mayor Bill de Blasio honored fallen service members — and vowed to end veteran homelessness in New York City "this year."