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/
New York City's Comptroller Scott Stringer has released a report highlighting the numerous challenges Mayor Bill de Blasio faces as his administration develops an affordable housing strategy expected to be released by May 1.
“Despite multi-billion dollar initiatives to expand the affordable housing stock in New York City, apartments have ...
A new electric carriage that would replace the horse-drawn one carries eight passengers and has a top speed of 30 mph.
Gov. Cuomo announced funding for affordable housing but WNYC has learned it largely comes from dwindling sources.
Tenants in the Homewood Gardens Estates in the Prospect-Lefferts Garden neighborhood have filed a lawsuit against their landlord, alleging he is trying to evict them to bring in white renters.
Macy's spectacle returns to the East River after five years on the Hudson.
A growing coalition of preservationists and neighbors want the city to protect Central Park from shadows emanating from the new super slim towers rising around 57th street.
Luna Park Opens, but the Cyclone is too scary for some.
Preservationists versus progress on 57th Street. Progress wins.
City vows to make workforce development more relevant.
The city could start requiring developers to set aside up to 30 percent of new construction for affordable units.
Did the Hudson Yards developer violate the federal Fair Housing Act?
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.