Jessica Gould

Jessica Gould is a reporter in the newsroom at WNYC.

She is a contributor to WNYC’s Affordability Project, which examines what it takes to survive and thrive in this expensive city, one neighborhood at a time. Jessica has also covered public finance and politics. Her stories can be heard on the local broadcasts of Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and nationally on NPR.
Prior to WNYC, Jessica spent nearly a decade as a reporter in Washington, D.C., where she worked at public radio station WAMU, The Washington City Paper and The Current. She has covered education, the environment, health, the arts and even did a short stint as a nightlife correspondent (with the help of orthopedic clogs and a lot of coffee).

Jessica is a graduate of Harvard University and of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. You can follow her on Twitter at @byjessicagould.

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

Tale of NYC's Two Charter Commissions Continues

Friday, July 13, 2018

New York City is reviewing its charter for the first time since 1989.


The Cost of Affordable Health Care in East Harlem

Friday, June 29, 2018

Metropolitan Hospital is the go-to center for many residents seeking affordable health care. But serving so many uninsured patients makes it hard to cover expenses.

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An East Harlem Community Braces For Life Without Its Center

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A plan to temporarily close Children's Aid Society's East Harlem Center and sell part of the land to a developer is fueling anxiety about gentrification.

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East Harlem Resident Pitches In To Save Stickball

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Carlos Diaz has been playing the street game for more than 60 years. He's now president of the Stickball Hall of Fame.

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Touring East Harlem's Graffiti Hall of Fame

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

At the Jackie Robinson Educational Complex, the once ubiquitous art form is celebrated and preserved.


Who’s Building East Harlem?

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Some East Harlem residents say that if they want a future in the neighborhood, they may have to build it. Literally.


On A Mission To Boost East Harlem Businesses

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Michelle Cruz was devastated when she had to close her beloved coffee shop, East Harlem Cafe. Now, she’s helping other neighborhood businesses survive.

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Lots of Potential: Call for More Housing for Homeless on East Harlem’s Vacant Properties

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Some advocates for the homeless say there’s a solution to the city’s housing crisis hiding in plain sight: vacant buildings and lots.

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Keeping East Harlem Affordable

Monday, June 25, 2018

El Barrio is known for its strong Puerto Rican community, but many of the people who shaped the neighborhood are worried about their future there.

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Children Separated From Their Parents at the Border Show Signs of Trauma

Thursday, June 21, 2018

At least a dozen children taken from their parents at the border have come to the city's public hospitals for treatment.

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Hundreds of Separated Immigrant Children Passed Through New York City

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Children as young as nine months old have come through the Cayuga Home for Children in East Harlem, according to the mayor.


Yes, There's a Construction Boom. But It May Not Meet Demand

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The number of apartments in New York City is growing. But the number of adults is growing faster.

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A Report on Harassment at New York Public Radio

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

An investigation found harassing behavior but no evidence of systemic discrimination.

Investigation Finds Harassment Happened at NYPR, But Was Not Systemic

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The report from a law firm hired by the station's Board of Trustees calls for changes to policy, but not leadership.

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Outrage in Crown Heights After Police Kill Mentally Ill Man

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Saheed Vassell, 34, was shot multiple times by police Wednesday. Officers thought he was holding a gun but it turned out to be a small metal pipe.

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Police Release Video of Crown Heights Man Leading up to NYPD Shooting Death

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Saheed Vassell, 34, was shot nine times on Wednesday afternoon after police responded to reports of a man wielding a gun.

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Police Shoot and Kill Black Man Holding Metal Object in Crown Heights, NYPD Says

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Police say 911 callers thought the man was brandishing a gun. He wasn't.

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New York State Senate Democrats Reunite After Seven Years of Division

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Governor Cuomo says his party must come together to fight the Trump Administration. 


Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for New York City's Public Housing

Monday, April 02, 2018

The move installs an independent monitor to oversee funds for public housing repairs.

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Bronx Neighborhood Rezoning Moves Forward

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

The plan would allow more commercial and residential development along Jerome Avenue in the Bronx.