Katherine Fung

Katherine Fung is a reporter and producer in the newsroom.

Katherine Fung appears in the following:

Poetry Month Kicks Off with Bronx Poet Laureate Haydil Henriquez

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Haydil Henriquez is the first ever Bronx Poet Laureate.

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New York City desperately needs more public bathrooms, but no one can figure how to get them

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

New York City ranks 93rd out of 100 for the number of public bathrooms per capita for a large U.S. city. 

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The Pandemic Real Estate Boom Is Driving Up The Costs Of Farmland -- And Pricing Farmers Of Color Out

Monday, February 28, 2022

The cost of farmland in New York state rose by almost 4 percent the first year of the pandemic. 


'We don't take that': Housing discrimination in New Jersey

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Asbury Park Press reporter Kayla Canne discusses her investigation into source-of-income housing discrimination in New Jersey


New York is rescinding its COVID mask mandate, but not in schools

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul says she will let the state's mask-or-vaccine mandate for businesses lapse, but she's not ready to rescind the school mask mandate. 


Mayor Adams Has Announced His Plan To Fight Crime. Critics Say It Falls Short.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Critics are pushing back against parts of the Mayor's program. 


NYS Health Commissioner Says Winter COVID-19 Surge Is Well Underway

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett says don't go to holiday parties unless masking or vaccinations are required. 


Michael Steinhardt To Surrender 180 Stolen Antiquities: Manhattan DA

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

The DA's office says Steinhardt relied on smugglers, money launderers and tomb raiders to build his massive collection of ancient art over decades.

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Why Finding A Christmas Tree May Be Harder This Year

Monday, December 06, 2021

Sellers in New York City and across the country are running into issues sourcing trees. 


Who Are Eric Adams’s Key Players? An Election Night Photo Is Symbolic & Revealing

Monday, November 15, 2021

WNYC/Gothamist created a guide to identify most of the players who surrounded Adams on election night.


What The Gowanus Rezoning Means For NYC

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

After years of negotiations, New York City lawmakers have reached a deal that clears the way for a major rezoning of Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood.


Eric Garner's Family Says Judicial Inquiry Leaves Unanswered Questions

Monday, November 08, 2021

The legal proceedings surrounding the police killing of Eric Garner reached what may be its conclusion last week. 


NYC Councilmembers Jockey To Become Council Speaker

Friday, November 05, 2021

It's the second most powerful position in New York City government. 


Local Lawmakers Want To Ban Helicopter Sightseeing Tours Over New York City

Friday, October 29, 2021

Local lawmakers are calling on Congress to ban nonessential helicopter trips over New York City.


10-Digit Dialing Is Now Mandatory Throughout NY And NJ To Set Up 988 National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

 Experts say the change will make it easier for people in distress to call for help, and that could save someone’s life. 


The First American To Get An Authorized COVID-19 Vaccine Just Got A Booster Shot

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Sandra Lindsay also says she wants more New Yorkers to get vaccinated. 


How A New Jersey Democrat Is Threatening President Biden's Social Spending Plans

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Rep. Gottheimer leads a group of Democrats who initially refused to support Biden's social spending plans, without first holding a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill.


Federal Monitor Calls For Outside Support To Address Growing Assaults, Deaths At Rikers

Friday, September 24, 2021

The federal monitor overseeing Rikers Island is calling for outside help to address the growing number of assaults and deaths at the complex. WNYC's Katherine Fung reports.


New York City Is Cleaning Fewer Storm Drains. Experts Say That's Not Necessarily A Bad Thing.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

New York City is cleaning far fewer storm drains than in past years.


Mask And Vaccine Mandates Are Legal -- And You Should Expect More Of Them

Thursday, August 26, 2021

New York Governor Kathy Hochul says fighting the Delta variant is a priority, but there are legal limits to what she can mandate. So what powers does the state have?