Jessica Gould

Reporter, WNYC News

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

Is the Garment Center Out of Fashion?

Monday, July 31, 2017

The mayor has a plan to help the industry by moving it to Brooklyn. But critics worry it will only make things worse.

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Mayor Touts Record on Affordable Housing

Thursday, July 13, 2017

De Blasio says the city produced more affordable housing in three years than ever before. But critics say it's not reaching New Yorkers who need it most. 


How Landlords Push Out Tenants for Profit

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Affordable housing advocates call it “predatory equity,” and they want landlords and their lenders held accountable.

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Keeping an Eye on Quickly Changing Sunset Park

Friday, June 30, 2017

WNYC's The Affordability Project is taking a close look at the rapidly changing neighborhood of Sunset Park. How affordable is it for residents and businesses now? And will that last?

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After Freeze, Guidelines Board Will Allow Rent Increases Again

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Landlords can raise rents on leases for rent-stabilized apartments starting in October.

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Politics, Parties and the Personal Come Together at Pride Parade

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The year's Pride Parade doubled as a demonstration against the Trump Administration, with some participants saying it's time the march returned to its roots as a political protest.


Sunset Park: So Hot Right Now

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WNYC has been taking a close look at affordability in New York — one neighborhood at a time. Now, we’re turning our attention to Sunset Park in Brooklyn. 

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Arts Education Gets New Meaning at the Whitney Biennial

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The Whitney Biennial closes this weekend, and with it an unusual collaboration between the museum and a New York City public school. 


The Number of New Yorkers Living In Poverty Is Bigger Than the Population of Philadelphia

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The report also finds that 30 percent of the city's children are poor, and poverty has become more concentrated.

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Prom Dresses Without the Price Tags

Friday, May 26, 2017

The city teachers union offers free gowns to more than 1,000 public school students.


Trump's Proposed Budget Prompts Local Leaders To Sound Alarm

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump’s budget would boost military spending and reduce taxes at the expense of a wide array of domestic programs that affect the region.


Haitian Immigrants Get a Reprieve, but Not Much of One

Monday, May 22, 2017

A special protection granted after the 2010 earthquake has been extended six months. Advocates had sought a much longer extension.


New Yorkers Mobilize Against Vacant Storefronts

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer supports reforms to the city's commercial rent tax and incentives to keep retail space occupied.

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The Street Where Eric Garner Died Struggles to Recover

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Shop owners claim a rise in crime after Garner’s death is hurting their businesses and the community.

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Tenants to Banks: Stop Lending to Bad Landlords

Thursday, April 20, 2017

After years of fighting landlords for better conditions, some tenants are setting their sights on a new target: the banks that finance them. 

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Mayor de Blasio's Week in Staten Island

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The mayor kicked off his "City Hall in Your Borough" tour this week, working entirely out of Staten Island, the city's most Republican borough. What'd he gain from the experience?


New Bill Would Fight Tenant Harassment

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dangerous construction, no water, no heat: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says these are just some of the ways landlords try to force tenants out of apartments.

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State Budget Revives Controversial Tax Break for Developers

Monday, April 10, 2017

The tax break formerly known as 421a is back.


Some Staten Islanders Debate Whether Apartments Can be Too Affordable

Monday, April 10, 2017

Mayor de Blasio is working from Staten Island this week, where residents on the North Shore are anxious about development plans. 

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Surging Home Prices Mixed Blessing in Mott Haven

Monday, November 07, 2016

Home prices have more than doubled in the South Bronx in recent years. But rising real estate taxes can make residents more vulnerable to speculators and scams.

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