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This site is dedicated to the journalistic work of Ronny Reyes. Click the arrows to see some of the stories I’ve worked on, or find one that interests you.
There are over 25 food deserts on Long Island, areas where thousands lack access to healthy and nutritious food. Now hunger relief organizations are heading directly into these food deserts to help the disenfranchised. This story won the 2018 Korva Coleman Multimedia Award.
Hidden within the suburbs of Long Island lies the old laboratory of genious inventor Nikola Tesla. Once a home to Tesla’s greatest ambition, the now ruined lab will be restored in order to introduce the wonders of science to a new generation. This story first aired on WSHU Public Radio and won the 2018 Folio Award for Best Historic Preservation Feature in Radio.
Decades of conflict have engulfed Long Island over hiring sites, safe spaces where day laborers can ask for work. In the middle of this battle, one site has managed to find the sweet spot for keeping a hiring site alive. This story won the 2018 Folio Award for Best Community Affairs Story.
In less than a year, the brutal MS-13 gang have killed eleven people on Long Island. But the people who have been terrorized by the gang refuse to give into fear. This story first aired on WSHU Public Radio.
Solar farms are a viable source of green energy, but new laws protecting the environment from development are at odds with the prospects of large-scale solar energy on Long Island.
For over 25 years, developer Jerry Rosengarten and his partners have paid their taxes for the 100 acres they own on Moriches-Middle Island Road in the Town Of Brookhaven. But as their project to construct a solar farm on their land continues, other projects like...read more
In the fall of 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island, devastating communities as it caused floods, property damage and power outages throughout the island. But just before he lost power, Marshall Brown, the president of the environmental group Save the Great South...read more
The village of Mastic Beach will be holding a vote on Nov. 16 in order to decide whether or not it dissolves back into the Town of Brookhaven, village board officials said. Residents of Mastic Beach were able to gather over 1,000 signatures asking for the village to...read more
On Oct. 3, The Town of Brookhaven will lose five bus routes because of a county-wide budget cut meant to close a $78 million budget gap, town officials said. The Brookhaven bus routes that will be cut are the 7D North Shirley Loop, the 7E Mastic-Mastic Beach-Shirley...read more
Long Island is experiencing a large crisis in the contamination levels of nitrogen in its groundwater, which affects its drinking and coastal water supply, Long Island Clean Water Partnership officials say. The Suffolk County government has now proposed a Water...read more
The opening ceremony and awards reception of the 20th Long Island’s Best: Young Artist at the Heckscher Museum will be held on April 16 at the museum in Huntington, officials in charge of the event said. The event, which awards the best young artists in Long Island...read more