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Janet Babin

Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News

Janet Babin appears in the following:

Planned Prospect Park Tower Throws Shade on Park, Upsets Neighbors

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

WNYC

A fight in the Prospect Lefferts neighborhood over a new 23-story apartment building hints at the tension between the push for more high-rises offering more affordable housing units, and a community’s desire for low density, smaller buildings.

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New Zoning Rules Could Change Face of Grand Central Area

Friday, May 30, 2014

WNYC

Under a proposed new zoning procedure, buildings along a stretch of Vanderbilt across from Grand Central Terminal could be taller than the Chrysler Building.

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Is the Jersey Shore Ready for Summer?

Friday, May 23, 2014

The first summer after Sandy was tough for many beach towns. As the second begins, the recovery in many places is just getting underway.

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NYC Affordable Housing Plan Revealed

Monday, May 05, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio has unveiled an ambitious plan that pledges $41.1-billion in funding to create or preserve more affordable housing. 

"The plan...is going to have a far-reaching impact on the people of this city. It’s going to reach every neighborhood, every borough — 200,000 units over 10 years," ...

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De Blasio to Unveil Affordable Housing Plan

Monday, May 05, 2014

WNYC

After a delay last week, the mayor was expected to detail his plan to create 200,000 units in 10 years on Monday.

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Countdown to de Blasio's Big Housing Reveal

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

WNYC

Spoiler Alert: Community groups might not like the plan's zoning changes.

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Report Documents Growing Housing Crisis in NYC

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WNYC

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 ...

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The Horseless eCarriage Debuts

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WNYC

A new electric carriage that would replace the horse-drawn one carries eight passengers and has a top speed of 30 mph.

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Is $95 Million Enough?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WNYC

Gov. Cuomo announced funding for affordable housing but WNYC has learned it largely comes from dwindling sources.

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Suit Alleges Landlord Targets Blacks

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WNYC

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.

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4th of July Fireworks Head Back to East Side

Monday, April 14, 2014

WNYC

Macy's spectacle returns to the East River after five years on the Hudson.

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This $90M View Could Slice into Your Sunshine

Monday, April 14, 2014

WNYC

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.

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Shadows Over Central Park

Monday, April 14, 2014

A new tall building is casting a giant shadow on certain parts of Central Park. Janet Babin, WNYC economic development reporter, talks about several more planned tall buildings, and what some activists and residents are doing to try to keep the shadows out of the park.

 

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Summer Begins with Egg Cream Splash at Coney Island

Sunday, April 13, 2014

WNYC

Luna Park Opens, but the Cyclone is too scary for some.

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Chapter Closes for Rizzoli Bookstore

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WNYC

Preservationists versus progress on 57th Street. Progress wins.

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Half a Billion in Workforce Programs Is Not Working

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

WNYC

City vows to make workforce development more relevant.

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De Blasio's Creative Plan to Fix Affordable Housing

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WNYC

The city could start requiring developers to set aside up to 30 percent of new construction for affordable units.

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U.S. Attorney: Real Estate Developer Discriminates Against Disabled

Monday, March 17, 2014

WNYC

Did the Hudson Yards developer violate the federal Fair Housing Act? 

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Affordable Housing Advocates Demand More from Mayor

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

WNYC

Should developers be forced to build affordable housing?

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De Blasio Strikes Deal For Domino Site

Monday, March 03, 2014

WNYC

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.

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