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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.

Bringing It to Them: Nutrition for Long Island's Food Deserts

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.

Nikola Tesla’s Only Existing Lab To Become Long Island Science Center

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.

Making Them Work: The Hiring Sites for Long Island's Day Laborers

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.

Long Island Communities Fight Back Against MS-13 Gang

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.

Obstacles for Solar Energy in the Suburbs

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.

Public Radio

Check out my news reports for WSHU Public Radio, an NPR member station for Long Island and Connecticut.


E-sports Are Growing at Stony Brook University

League of Legends (LOL) at Stony Brook University, the campus’ LOL club, is hosting their Battle for the Brook tournament on Saturday April 9, where 16 teams will play in a LAN competition, event organizers said. The LOL club’s e-sport team already competed in the...

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Keeping Them Out: Affordable Housing on Long Island

In the last two years, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has continued to expand the affordable housing program throughout the five boroughs. Ensuring that the housing units produced are sustainable and aligned with the needs of the city’s changing demographics is a...

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A Work Place for Home Brewers is On Its Way

A proposed $1 million in federal funding may contribute to construction costs of New York’s first microbrewery incubator, officials in charge of the project said. The proposal by New York Senator Charles Schumer came in early March. There are over 27 microbreweries on...

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Cat Show Arrives at Long Island Pet Expo

The Long Island Pet Expo hosted its first ever cat show at Suffolk County Community College. Photo credit by Ronny Reyes. Over 10,000 people attended the Long Island Pet Expo this past weekend at Suffolk County Community College, which included the expo’s first cat...

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Long Island Joins the New York Milk Community

Long Island’s first and only breast milk depot opened last week in New Hyde Park inside Dr. Lauren Macalouso’s clinics, New York Milk Bank officials said. Macalouso’s clinic will be one of eight currently operational depots in New York, which is now the third state...

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Stage is Set for Huntington Robotics in NYC

Huntington Robotics Team 5016 will compete in the New York City Regional For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition on March 10, team captain Jacob Strieb said. The NYC Regional takes place at the Jacob Javits Convention...

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