Cindy Rodriguez

Reporter, WNYC News

Cindy Rodriguez appears in the following:

Judge Rules a New Wage Law Invalid

Monday, August 05, 2013

In a victory for Mayor Bloomberg, a state supreme court judge has deemed a so-called Prevailing Wage Law invalid. After overriding a mayoral veto, the law was passed by the city council in the spring of 2012. Bloomberg sued to stop it from going forward.


Fast Food Workers Strike for Third Time

Monday, July 29, 2013

Hundreds of fast food workers walked off their jobs and staged vocal protests at several fast food locations Monday in New York and in other cities across the country. Organizers said that the turnout was the largest so far, with over 100 stores across the city targeted. 


Public Housing Residents Worry About Future at Hearing

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hundreds of public housing residents waited in long lines to attend a hearing on the future of their developments. Among their chief concerns was a plan to develop luxury housing within eight New York City Housing Authority properties.

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Food Stamps: Who Are the Potential Losers?

Friday, July 12, 2013

As the battle over cutting food stamps in Washington heats up, here's a look at who in our area receives assistance from the federally-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.

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Housing Less Affordable Under Bloomberg

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WNYC reporter, Cindy Rodriguez, discusses her reporting which found that the rent burden has become greater during the Bloomberg years. 


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As Bloomberg Built Affordable Housing, City Became Less Affordable

Tuesday, July 09, 2013


Near the beginning of his three terms in office, Mayor Bloomberg made two promises: He'd pump billions into affordable housing. And he'd do everything he could to make the city more desirable. He kept both promises.

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State Must Reimburse Millions in Lost Food Stamps

Monday, July 01, 2013

A major legal settlement will provide significant relief for food stamp recipients who lost their benefits recently. The settlement stems from a 2012 federal class action lawsuit that alleges the state violated federal rules by stopping people's benefits before allowing them a chance to correct infractions.

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Sequestration May Lead to Layoffs and Community Center Closings for Housing Authority

Friday, June 14, 2013

Facing a $205 million shortfall, the New York City Housing Authority says its bracing for up to 500 layoffs, worker furloughs and the closings of dozens of community and senior centers.


Safe Haven for Victims of Abuse, and Now Their Pets

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Leaving an abusive relationship is often a long arduous process. Victims at times hold on to hope things will change, or they stay because they are financially dependent. But experts say people also hesitate to leave because they don’t want to abandon their pets.

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Bike Share is Here: Some Brave the City Streets, Others Will Pass

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

6,000 bikes were added to city streets Monday as the city launched what it called the largest bike share program in the country.

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Queens, the Bronx See Rise in Anti-Gay Attacks

Friday, May 24, 2013

The recent spate of anti-gay hate crimes has shocked many in the gay community. According to police, these crimes have more than doubled so far this year from 14 to 29, and most have been in Manhattan. But gay advocacy organizations say, and police acknowledge, that much of what happens never makes it into a police report. 

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In Wake of West Village Killing, More Anti-Gay Attacks

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Just hours after thousands of people marched in the streets to denounce the killing of a gay man in the West Village, police say they received reports of two other anti-gay bias attacks.


Thousands March to Denounce West Village Murder of Man in Alleged Hate Crime

Monday, May 20, 2013

Thousands marched through the streets of the West Village Monday evening to denounce the murder of Mark Carson, who police say was shot and killed because of his sexual orientation.


West Village Shaken by Weekend Murder

Sunday, May 19, 2013

“A Gay Man Was Brutally Murdered Here…” reads a red sign propped up against the door of an out-of-business Barnes and Noble on Eighth Street and Sixth Avenue. It’s surrounded by candles and flowers and two photos of 32-year-old Mark Carson who was shot in the face early Saturday morning in what police are calling a suspected hate crime.

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Justice Dept Dings City's Evacuation Plan for Disabled

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Disability Rights Advocates allege that the city's emergency response plan fails to include the needs of the disabled. A lawsuit has been underway in federal court and the Department of Justice recently submitted a report to the judge supporting the advocates claims.

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Judge Rules City Must Keep Sandy Evacuees in Hotels

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A judge has ruled that the city must continue to pay for hotel rooms for 890 Sandy evacuees who still don't have permanent homes to move into. The city tried to end the hotel program April 30th but Legal Aid sued, arguing the date was set arbitrarily.


Quinn Speaks to Barnard College Students about Personal Struggles

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn spoke candidly about her personal struggles with alcohol and bulimia, and answered earnest questions from about three dozen young college women seated in a small, intimate room at Barnard College Tuesday.


NYC Says Improvements to Gowanus Done by End of Year

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Gowanus Canal, a smelly polluted waterway in Brooklyn that's a designated superfund site, is soon to be substantially cleaner, according to city officials.


Judge to Decide if Sandy Victims Must Leave Hotels

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hundreds of Sandy victims still without permanent homes are waiting for a judge to decide whether they must leave the hotels they've been staying in since shortly after the storm hit.


Adult Daycares: Unregulated and High Profit

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

No one had really heard of “adult day care centers” before they emerged at the center of a bribery scandal involving a Bronx Assemblyman.  But as it turns out, a recent change in state regulations means the centers have become a potentially lucrative enterprise for their operators – and with almost no oversight.  It’s no wonder they are at the center of a bribery scandal.

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