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:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The de Blasio administration says it cannot stop a building on the West Side from constructing separate entrances and amenities for residents of different incomes. It vows to change zoning regulations, but is that actually possible? WNYC economic development reporter Janet Babin discusses the controversy.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Areas of Brooklyn that could be prime housing are zoned for industrial use. The city needs more housing, so it could rezone. But the mayor also has aspirations for a resurgent industrial sector.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Housing advocates say a developer took advantage of a loophole when it created a separate entrance for renters in the affordable units of a new building.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio may be focused on his goal to create or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next decade.
But staff at the office of Housing Preservation and Development has been working feverishly to meet the former mayor's affordable housing promises.
Mayor Mike Bloomberg's New ...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
What good is affordable housing without good jobs too? Not good at all, say advocates.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Cuomo says the government shouldn't create a pathway for marijuana.
Monday, June 16, 2014
What creates more affordable housing? No rent increase or a greater increase in rent?
Friday, June 13, 2014
A check-in on some notable developments and the state of affordable housing for many New Yorkers. City Councilman Brad Lander (D-39), discusses the threatened closing of Prospect Park Residence, an assisted-living facility for seniors, as well as other council items.
Then, WNYC development reporter Janet Babin discusses a proposed big new big building that may cast shadows across Prospect Park; the rally to save cheap housing at Stuy Town; and how the de Blasio affordable housing push is starting to shake out.
Friday, June 13, 2014
City officials work to ensure that 6,000 apartments stay "affordable."