Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky

New York Public Radio

Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky appears in the following:

New NYC storm surge map shows how climate change threatens affordable housing, upscale waterfront

Thursday, July 28, 2022

East Harlem continues to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy, as the Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront builds large high-rises in a flood zone where permanent retreat could be necessary.


These hurricane flood maps reveal the climate future for Miami, NYC and D.C.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

National Hurricane Center data for Miami, Washington, D.C., and New York City show development happening in at-risk areas, even as climate change brings more frequent and intense storms.


The troubles that NYC has had in rolling out the monkeypox vaccine

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

New York is one of the states with the highest number of monkeypox cases. But New York City's health department has faced ongoing problems in their vaccination rollout against it.


NYC’s plan for public internet paused under Mayor Adams

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

In the meantime, more than a million New Yorkers are going without reliable internet access.


E-bike battery fires in NYC on track to double this year

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The fires are preventable and fairly rare, but they can be uniquely destructive.


Take a tour with NYC contact tracers, as the landmark COVID initiative ends

Friday, April 29, 2022

As the city sunsets its large-scale COVID-19 outreach efforts, contact tracers reflect on two years of knocking doors.


A trauma psychologist offers tips for NYC parents and kids trying to make sense of the subway shooting

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Dr. Alison Holman fields audience questions on how to discuss traumatic events with children in the wake of the Sunset Park shooting.


For NYC, the legacy of redlining is in the air we breathe

Friday, April 01, 2022

Neighborhoods once considered ‘unfavorable’ for home loans are more polluted than average.


Mayor Adams wants to fix food access. Here are the neighborhoods lacking supermarkets.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Food policy experts and advocates want more than just lentils and bodega berries from the new mayor.


Meet the COVID testers who've swabbed 150,000 noses in NYC since pandemic began

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Frontline workers told Gothamist about their fatigue, their fears and their hopes for the future after nearly two years testing New Yorkers for COVID-19.


Straphangers speak about subway safety, mental health a month after fatal shoving

Monday, February 14, 2022

Riders, city officials and advocates for unhoused populations describe how they’re approaching subway safety and dealing with the collective trauma from the Michelle Go tragedy. 


NYC's COVID Testing Numbers Are Shrinking Faster Than Ever Before

Monday, January 31, 2022

Official testing numbers have been cut nearly in half over two weeks. Last year, a similar drop took six months.


More NYC School Students Are Being Tested For COVID-19, But Gaps Remain

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The education department said student testing would double. It came close.


What Do Students Want?

Friday, January 14, 2022

The COVID surge has muddied the start to 2022 in New York City's public schools. But is a temporary switch to remote learning the right decision?

Hochul Sees "Glimmer Of Hope" In Slight Decrease In Infections — Here's What The Data Show

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

WNYC's Health and Science Data Reporter, Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky, discusses declining COVID-19 infection numbers in New York City and what the data can actually tell us.


How NYC Is Tracking Down Omicron Cases

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The head of NYC Test & Trace discusses how this public health initiative is looking for omicron cases, including those connected to an early outbreak at a Manhattan anime festival.


As Children Lead NYC COVID Rates, Blind Spots Remain In School Testing Strategy

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Staff testing rates have declined sharply and only a fraction of students have opted in, making outbreaks hard to catch.


NYC Schools Bought Weaker Air Purifiers. Now Underventilated Campuses Are More Prone To COVID Cases

Thursday, November 18, 2021

A WNYC/Gothamist investigation discovered that the Department of Education got those devices for a bargain after the supplier lobbied the city.


NYC Falls Behind On Monthly Reporting Of Emergency Response Times

Friday, November 05, 2021

The omission technically violates city code.


Vaccine Mandate: Thousands of NYC First Responders Go On Unpaid Leave

Monday, November 01, 2021

Thousands of New York City's first responders have yet to comply with the mayor's vaccine mandate. How might city services suffer?