Gabriel Sandoval

Gabriel covers Queens for THE CITY. He previously was a researcher at ProPublica, and an intern at WNYC, ChicoSol, Chico News & Review and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He studied business reporting at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York.

A number of barriers contribute to the shortage of Latinos in the state legislature, including low voter turnout, difficulty fundraising, scandals and factions splintering the vote.
At the Brooklyn base of the Kosciuszko Bridge a gleaming new park attracts visitors from around the world. On the Queens side they have anger and frustration.
Three-story 5G-transmitting towers are coming soon to a corner near you — doubling down on bringing free Wi-Fi hotspots to areas outside Manhattan.
As pets are still being jolted, city oversight of Con Edison equipment and inspects called into question. The DOT says there’s no problem, but data says otherwise.
The city housing agency is looking to rezone sections of The Rockaways for its Resilient Edgemere Community Plan. But locals decry the prospect of bigger buildings, and renters.
Tech consortium CityBridge is poised to install ultrafast internet-transmitting structures to bridge the digital divide. But its earlier LinkNYC program was a debacle, ending in debt and unfulfilled promises.
Dozens of Jackson Heights tenants, still displaced nearly a year after blaze, say the NYPD won’t allow them to report their belongings stolen — and demand justice.
Outsider trash has long been a problem in neighborhoods like Hollis, Jamaica and St. Albans. In lieu of help from officials, many community members are taking matters into their own hands.
Smoke and gases from smoldering wires can send manhole covers flying — and the results can be disastrous.