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Janet Babin

Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News

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

Her business reporting at WNYC earned Janet a Front Page award for specialized reporting from the Newswomen's Club of New York.

Janet Babin appears in the following:

Police Arrest Rapper Bobby Shmurda, 14 Others on Murder, Assault

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WNYC
20-year-old Brooklyn-born rapper Bobby Shmurda was arrested for his alleged role in a series of gang-related shootings.

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Pakistani Americans Hold Candlelight Vigil in Brooklyn

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WNYC
Members of the Pakistani-American community and local leaders hold a vigil to mourn the Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan.

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Risky Securities Coming Due; Tenants Could Be At Risk

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WNYC
Some of the riskiest securities start to come due in 2015. That could put tenants at risk if buildings aren't maintained.

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Workers, Union Leaders, Call Out Park Slope Car Wash

Sunday, December 14, 2014

WNYC
Labor groups rally to call attention to what the call unfair employment practices at a Park Slope car wash.

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Group Against Carriage Horses Fined

Thursday, December 11, 2014

WNYC
The New York City Campaign Finance Board fined NYCLASS for "serious" spending violations.

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No Smooth Sailing at Meeting on Seaport

Thursday, December 11, 2014

WNYC
Special Landmarks Committee of Manhattan Communtiy Board 1 draws contentious, overflowing crowd.

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Community Board to Vote on One Vanderbilt Proposal

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WNYC
A task force will decide whether to approve zoning changes that would allow for a 65-story office tower at One Vanderbilt.

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Bill to Ban Horse Carriages Prompts Dueling Rallies

Monday, December 08, 2014

WNYC
The New York City Council is considering a law that would ban horse carriages by 2016. But teamsters and other labor leaders oppose the bill.

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Myriad Views from the Pews on Garner Case

Sunday, December 07, 2014

WNYC
From the weekend after a grand jury's decision not to indict a white officer in a black man's death, hear some divergent takes from faith communities about the case.

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City Council Approves Astoria Cove

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

WNYC
A residential project in Queens could usher in a new era for builders – and affordable apartment seekers – in New York City.

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Gowanus Community Plan A Work in Progress

Monday, November 24, 2014

WNYC
What is the future of the Gowanus neighborhood now that a cleanup of the Superfund site is on the way? Residents and stakeholders are still figuring it out.

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NYC To Invest $25M in Hunts Point Facility

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WNYC
The funds will pay for energy backup and better quality electric generators at the Hunts Point food distribution center.

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NYC Plan to Amp Up Industry and Manufacturing

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WNYC
The City Council recommends using land use policy changes as a way to create and preserve manufacturing and industry jobs.

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Council Committee Approves Housing Deal in Queens

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WNYC
The City Council committee vote clears the way for Astoria Cove to move forward; Administration calls deal a 'framework' for future housing deals.

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Move In Day for First Employees at One WTC

Monday, November 03, 2014

WNYC
About 200 employees of mega publisher Conde Nast moved into their new office space at One World Trade Center, the tallest tower in the western hemisphere.

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One World Trade Center Opens

Monday, November 03, 2014

WNYC
Thirteen years after the September 11th attacks, the tallest building in the America opens for business with only the principle tenant moving in. 

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Learning to Love the Entirely Inadequate but Completely Indispensable Disaster Industry

Friday, October 31, 2014

Huge storms like Katrina and Sandy are here to stay; the firms that manage recoveries should be, too. But if this is going to work, five big things need to change.

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Why Do We Keep Getting Disaster Recovery Wrong?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

NJ Spotlight
Two years after Sandy and nearly a decade after Katrina, a look at how we screwed up and what we have learned.

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The Other Industry That’s Too Big to Fail

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WWNO
New Jersey Public Radio
NJ Spotlight
Only a few large companies are able to manage disaster recovery efforts. That's how New Jersey and Louisiana ended up hiring and firing the same two firms.

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Landmarks Commission Saves East Village Synagogue

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WNYC
It only took nearly 50 years to do so.

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