Janet Babin is a reporter at WNYC covering economic development.
Before joining WNYC, she was a reporter for American Public Media's Marketplace. Janet has also worked as a producer and guest host on APM's The Story. She's reported on many stories for various NPR programs. Janet was a Gerald Loeb Awards finalist for her reporting on merchant power plants http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x4811.xml
Her business reporting at WNYC earned Janet a Front Page award for specialized reporting from the Newswomen's Club of New York. http://www.newswomensclubnewyork.com/2012-2/
Should developers be forced to build affordable housing?
At the last minute, the Domino Sugar deal moves the needle on affordable housing. Originally, the developer had promised 100,000 less square feet of affordable space.
Mayor de Blasio is signalling that affordable housing is how he’s going to get New York City to be more equitable.
Do renters pay higher property tax than owners?
Central Park is hosting its last carriage rides, if Mayor de Blasio has his way.
Asserting that his administration will take an "entirely different approach" to city planning, Mayor Bill de Blasio named Carl Weisbrod as New York City Planning Commissioner.
The New York-New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee says the game will generate between $500 and $600 million of projected economic activity for the region. But hotel prices are falling and tickets to the game have taken a dip--kind of like the temperature in the Northeast in recent days.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a major reform in how traders and investment firms use analyst survey reports.
Market analysts study companies extensively and know key metrics before most investors. So if investors could survey analyst reports ahead of other customers, it would give these traders an unfair ...
In a section of central Harlem, the median income has doubled in the last decade. But not everyone in the neighborhood is being lifted by the rising tide.
The last quarter of the year saw a surge in Manhattan real estate transactions that set records for sales, inventory and high prices.
Glen could face more challenges than her predecessor - she'll be expected to play the carrot and stick game, without the carrots. De Blasio has said he will end corporate subsides and tax breaks that by his tally cost the city $250 million a year.
Additional information has been released about the pending joint venture between Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Enterprises and Shanghai-based Greenland Group and the development at Atlantic Yards.
Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Enterprises has a new majority investor in the 22-acre mixed use project in Prospect Heights, the Shanghai-based Greenland Group.
"I've spent the bulk of my career trying to work on behalf of the poor," Barrios-Paoli said at a press conference Thursday. "It is incredibly exciting for me to be in an administration that really makes that a central tenet."
During the mayoral campaign, de Blasio railed against tax exemptions and tax abatements used to fund city development projects, and promised to end one program that he said will save the city $250 million.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has named Dean Fuleihan as the city's new director of the Office of Management and Budget.
New York City's Independent Budget Office has come up with 90-plus ways the city can increase revenue and cut costs. The options range from taxing disposable plastic bags, to plastic surgery, to restoring the commuter tax that was cut in 1999.
UPDATED: Federal investigators say the Metro North commuter train that derailed Sunday was going 82 mph in a 30 mph zone as it rounded a precipitous curve in the Bronx.
Despite gusty winds, the New York Police Department allowed floats to soar during the annual Macy's Day Parade down Sixth Avenue. But Twitter pictures show the Spider-Man balloon sustained damage to its left arm.