Sophia Chang

Sophia Chang is a reporter at Gothamist. 

Sophia Chang appears in the following:

What to Expect From New DSNY Guidelines

Monday, August 28, 2023

Hear about the new restaurant trash disposal guidelines and their deadlines, plus other sanitation-related news.

NYC animal shelters overwhelmed as owners give up pets in record numbers

Friday, August 04, 2023

The population of stray dogs in the city's animal shelters has dramatically increased, stressing out both animals and staff in increasingly crowded, smelly and noisy facilities.

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Easy summer getaways from New York City

Sunday, June 25, 2023

We hear about weekend getaways and day trips in the region that are all accessible by public transportation.


Brooklyn landlord, fined $12K for one building, avoids scrutiny for another

Wednesday, June 07, 2023

The city is supposed to hold landlords accountable for problems with the housing they rent. What happens when landlords don’t fix problems and city agencies say their hands are tied? 


Black mushrooms grow, sewage flows in Brooklyn apartment building set in 'The Hole'

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Residents in the East New York neighborhood nicknamed "The Hole" have for decades asked city officials to upgrade the area's infrastructure.

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Keep on the grass: Makeshift paths are harming NYC parks

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Park experts say desire paths, unsanctioned routes trod by exploring New Yorkers, are harming vegetation and worsening erosion.


Illegal dumping trashes NYC’s lower-income areas

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Even as Mayor Eric Adams tries to clean up the city, illegal dumping persists -- especially in lower income neighborhoods. WNYC reporter Sophia Chang reports.


Ukrainian and Russian students who fled the war find ‘island of stability’ at Hunter College

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Six new students at Hunter – three from Russia and three from Ukraine – fled the war between their countries.


This Week in Politics: The politics of yeshivas

Saturday, September 17, 2022

The topic of ultra-Orthodox Jewish yeshivas took center stage in Albany this week.

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Brooklyn scientist tries out ‘rock dust’ to grow better garden and fight carbon pollution

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Studies show basalt rock dust can capture carbon while also increasing crop yields. So an urban gardener is experimenting with it in Brooklyn.


Hoping to escape pandemic’s shadow, NYC youths look forward to a ‘lighthearted’ summer

Friday, July 01, 2022

"I just want to do better for myself. I want to get a job and move forward with life. You know?"


Parents seeking early COVID vaccines for kids under 5 strike out as NYC websites lag

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

No appointments for the pediatric shots, which carry a smaller dosage than the adult version, had emerged on the NYC Vaccine Finder website as of Tuesday afternoon.


As giant trash bins come to NYC, will the city’s garbage heaps become a thing of the past?

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

New details emerge on a $1.3-million pilot program that hopes to end the practice of dumping garbage and recycling bags onto sidewalks.


Back-To-School Update

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

The latest on NYC's back-to-school plans.

What New York City School Parents Need To Know About COVID Classroom Policies

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

New York City public school students return to the classroom in less than two weeks. 


NYC's New COVID Vaccine Passport Simply A 'Glorified Photo Storage App,' Critics Say

Friday, August 06, 2021

New York City will soon require vaccination before people can partake in activities like indoor dining. But cybersecurity experts are worried about the city’s new vaccine passport.


Plans For Homeless Shelter On Billionaire's Row Can Move Forward After Court Rejects Lawsuit

Sunday, May 30, 2021

The city can move forward with plans for a homeless shelter near Billionaires' Row.


City Landmarks Fifth Avenue Headquarters Of NAACP And Washington Heights Church

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The city has landmarked an Episcopal church in Washington Heights and the Fifth Avenue building that housed the NAACP’s early national headquarters.


School Re-Opening Updates

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Gothamist reporter Sophia Chang joins to give updates on school re-openings across the city and take calls. 


NYC Launches New Free Summer Program To Help Prepare Students For Return To School

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The program will seek to address some of the academic and emotional toll from more than a year of pandemic-wrought school upheaval, school officials said.