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:
Monday, August 31, 2015
Plenty of buildings still boast Donald Trump's name in Manhattan, where he became famous as a real estate developer. But he doesn't actually own most of them — and never has.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
In a week's worth of stories on Donald Trump, we tried to avoid the circus and, instead, tell you about the GOP presidential candidate and his ties to New York City.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
WNYC's Janet Babin and Stephen Nessen look at Donald Trump: the real estate mogul, the brand, and the son of Fred Trump.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The Trump name stares down from 17 New York City buildings. But how many of those buildings does he own?
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
For decades, landlords have been able to remove rent-stabilized apartments from regulations when the rent hits a certain threshold. Here's how that affects tenants' voting power.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
A new report finds the city could have built more than five times as many affordable apartments in the Bronx if it had given the money to the affordable housing developer.
Monday, July 13, 2015
But the administration fell just short when it comes to how affordable the apartments are for very poor families.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
New federal requirements will force the city to more aggressively report racial bias and get community buy-in on fostering integration.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blaiso is aiming to reduce emissions 80 percent by 2050. But a working group's new plan may threaten affordable housing.
Monday, July 06, 2015
The Obama Administration's new rules target for profit colleges whose students are burdened with too much debt.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
One will be mostly affordable housing.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The latest proposal would allow landmarked properties to make money off the unused space above them in exchange for more and denser commercial buildings in the area.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Rent regulations are expected to be renewed, but what would happen if they weren't?
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
With rent laws expired, politicians are warning landlords against exploiting tenants. But buidling owners say lawmakers are stereotyping.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Albany's legislative session ends Wednesday, but rent laws and 421a expire today. A roundtable of reporters discusses what's still to come from Albany.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The real estate lobby joins with affordable housing activists and the NAACP to fight for languishing rent stabilization and tax abatement laws in Albany.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Goveror Cuomo gives up on key rent and tax abatement laws, and calls for an extension of current rules instead.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
The Danish architect describes the tower as a stacked vertical village.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
The fate of a controversial tax break for real estate developers is uncertain, so developers are rushing to get projects started before it's too late.
Monday, June 01, 2015
Mayor de Blasio is taking heat for his 421-a tax abatement plan from Gov. Cuomo and from some members of the City Council.