Cindy Rodriguez

Reporter, WNYC News

Cindy Rodriguez appears in the following:

Housing Groups Warn Homeowners Still Struggling

Monday, January 30, 2012

Over 4,200 homes in New York City were foreclosed on in 2011, but over 20 times that number of homes were at risk of foreclosure last year, according to a newly released report.

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The Clash Over Fingerprinting For Food Stamps

Monday, January 30, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York City to stop requiring fingerprinting of its food stamp recipients, a stance that puts him at odds with the city's mayor, who favors the practice.

Cuomo says fingerprinting stigmatizes needy people and stops them from applying for help. In a recent State of the ...


Fight Over City's Homeless Policy Moves to Court

Friday, January 20, 2012

In Manhattan Supreme Court Friday, attorneys for Legal Aid and the City Council argued against a policy that would allow city shelters to impose stricter eligibility rules.


Money Runs Out for Legal Help for Homeowners in Foreclosure

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Federal Stimulus funds have run out for the more than 100 non-profits providing counseling and legal representation to homeowners facing foreclosure across the state, and the governor's recently released budget does not replace the lost federal monies.


Couples Flock to Brooklyn's First-Ever Gay Wedding Expo

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Caterers, photographers, jewelers, professional bakers and many others showed up in Brooklyn Sunday to market to gay couples at what was billed as the borough's first gay wedding expo.

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Food Stamp Recipients Have Mixed Views on Being Fingerprinted

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A debate has broken out at New York's highest levels of government over whether to continue fingerprinting food stamp recipients — and as the governor and mayor differ on the issue, so do food stamp recipients themselves.

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Housing Authority Wants to Sell Air Rights, Raise Rents

Monday, January 09, 2012

The New York City Housing Authority may sell air rights to help offset its crippling deficit, according to its five-year plan released Monday.

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Program that Fast Tracks Restaurant Openings Set to Expand

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Opening a restaurant in New York City can be a tedious process that involves inspections by city agencies that include the Health, Buildings and Fire Departments. But the city says a pilot program started last March has shaved more than two months off the time it takes for restaurants to open in New York City. 


Overcrowded Welfare Offices Causing Hardship for Poor

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Advocates for the poor say welfare offices across the city have become seriously overcrowded, causing struggling New Yorkers to wait hours for assistance.

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Bronx Tenants Left Without Gas Since August

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Dozens of tenants in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx will go through another holiday without gas.

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Hate Crime Investigation Underway at the Bronx Parks Department

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The NYPD is investigating a possible hate crime at the Bronx headquarters of the city's Parks Department.

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Protesters' Plan to Fix Foreclosed Home Put on Hold

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, who took over a Brooklyn house in foreclosure since 2008 have yet to be kicked out of the property. But they haven't been able to fix up the place yet, either.

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Legal Services On the Go

Friday, December 16, 2011

A large truck with the words “Access to Justice” written on it has been making its way through low-income communities on the outskirts of Brooklyn and the Bronx this week. Its purpose is to bring the courts and free legal services to people who often don’t have access either because of language barriers, physical disabilities or other issues. It’s the first of its kind in the state. 

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5 Arraigned in NYPD Officer's Death, Face Murder Charges

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Five men accused of being involved in killing of a New York Police Department officer have been arraigned on murder charges and ordered held without bail.

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Council Members Ask for Impact of Mayor’s Poverty Programs

Monday, December 12, 2011

During a city council hearing Monday, members asked how the Center for Economic Opportunity had reduced the number of impoverished families living in the city.  The CEO said it wasn't...


Violence Interrupters

Thursday, December 08, 2011

WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez discusses her reporting on violence interrupters, and what they do to try to stop violent crime in the city. Director of Save Our Streets Crown Heights Community Mediation Center Amy Ellenbogen, and violence interrupter for Harlem's Street Corner Resources, Dedric Hammond who goes by Beloved, join the conversation. 

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Reformed Ex-Con Tries to Intervene on Gun Violence in Harlem

Thursday, December 08, 2011

As the sun was setting over Central Harlem on a recent evening, 33-year-old Dedric Hammond, better known as Beloved, was getting ready to start his work day.

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Developer Mails Losing Proposal Directly to Stuy Town Tenants

Monday, December 05, 2011

A developer who was not chosen to partner with Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village to buy the complex has mailed his plans to each tenant of the sprawling complex in the hopes of getting them to sign on.

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City Temporarily Halts Controversial Homeless Policy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A new controversial homeless policy set to take effect Monday will be halted until December 9. The new policy would have allowed staff at an intake center to deny shelter to individuals if, after reviewing where they've lived over the past year, they determined someone such as a friend or relative could take them in.

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Council Challenges Controversial New Homeless Policy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Before a controversial homeless policy goes into effect on Monday, City Council members questioned whether the city has the proper state approval to implement it. The policy would require single adults to demonstrate they have no other place to go before being considered eligible for staying in a shelter.