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:

The Personal Is Political, Officially, in Long Island Race for Congress

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Democrat Liuba Grechen Shirley got permission to use campaign funds for child care. She hopes other candidates will too. 

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City Proposes That All Horse Carriage Pickups Happen Inside Central Park

Thursday, August 30, 2018

New rules would move horse carriage boarding from 59th Street to five spots inside the park. 

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Mayor Blasts Anti-Police Videos

Monday, August 20, 2018

One video showed a man measuring out marijuana on the hood of a police van.

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New York City Council Members Preparing Speed Camera Plan B

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The council held a hearing on a package of bills Wednesday designed to increase street safety. Members say none of the bills are a substitute for the cameras, but they could help.

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NYPD to Stop Arresting Most Subway Fare Beaters

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Hopping the turnstile won't necessarily lead to an arrest, but critics of the new policy say it can still be applied unfairly by police.

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NYC Speed Camera Program Expires

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The legislation authorizing most of New York City's speed cameras has expired. But the cameras aren't going completely dark. 

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Nadler Calls for Jailing Trump Officials if They Don’t Reunite Migrant Families

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said Sunday that top administration officials who fail to comply with court orders should face consequences. 


Mayor de Blasio Announces Affordable Housing Milestone

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The city financed more than 30,000 below-market units over the past year. The mayor says that's a record. 


Ocasio-Cortez to Campaign in Kansas

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The New York Congressional candidate and rising star says she wants to highlight other progressive candidates across the country. 


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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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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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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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.


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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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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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.