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Janet Babin

Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News

Janet Babin appears in the following:

NY Property Taxes Violate Civil Rights Law, Says Lawsuit

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WNYC

Do renters pay higher property tax than owners?

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Time Running Out for Carriage Horses

Monday, February 17, 2014

WNYC

Central Park is hosting its last carriage rides, if Mayor de Blasio has his way.

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Meet the Man Tasked With Solving Affordable Housing

Friday, February 07, 2014

WNYC

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.

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How Did the Super Bowl End up in a City Like East Rutherford?

Friday, January 31, 2014

WNYC

 

Recently Super Bowls tend to go to cities that build new stadiums. Owners lobby ferociously to host the game. 

That was the case with 1.6 billion dollar Met Life Stadium opened in 2010

 

Recently Super Bowls tend to go to cities that build new stadiums. Owners lobby ferociously to host the gam

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Super Bowl Ticket Prices as Variable as the Weather

Thursday, January 30, 2014

WNYC

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.

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Goodbye to Unfair Trader Advantage, Says NY AG

Thursday, January 09, 2014

WNYC

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a major reform in how traders and investment firms use analyst survey reports.

Market analysts study companies extensively and know key metrics before most investors. So if investors could survey analyst reports ahead of other customers, it would give these traders an unfair ...

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In Central Harlem, Breaking into the Middle Class Isn't Easy

Thursday, January 09, 2014

WNYC

In a section of central Harlem, the median income has doubled in the last decade. But not everyone in the neighborhood is being lifted by the rising tide.

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City Real Estate Sales Set Records in Q4

Friday, January 03, 2014

WNYC

The last quarter of the year saw a surge in Manhattan real estate transactions that set records for sales, inventory and high prices.

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Alicia Glen Tapped to Lead City's Housing and Economic Development

Monday, December 23, 2013

WNYC

Glen could face more challenges than her predecessor - she'll be expected to play the carrot and stick game, without the carrots. De Blasio has said he will end corporate subsides and tax breaks that by his tally cost the city $250 million a year.

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Greenland Group Initial Atlantic Yards Contribution: $200M

Friday, December 20, 2013

WNYC

Additional information has been released about the pending joint venture between Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Enterprises and Shanghai-based Greenland Group and the development at Atlantic Yards.

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Atlantic Yards Gets Cash from China

Monday, December 16, 2013

WNYC

Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Enterprises has a new majority investor in the 22-acre mixed use project in Prospect Heights, the Shanghai-based Greenland Group.

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New Head of HHS: 'Getting People Housed' Huge Priority

Thursday, December 12, 2013

"I've spent the bulk of my career trying to work on behalf of the poor," Barrios-Paoli said at a press conference Thursday. "It is incredibly exciting for me to be in an administration that really makes that a central tenet."

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Will de Blasio Kill Tax Perks for Developers?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

WNYC

During the mayoral campaign, de Blasio railed against tax exemptions and tax abatements used to fund city development projects, and promised to end one program that he said will save the city $250 million.

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De Blasio Names New Budget Director

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

WNYC

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has named Dean Fuleihan as the city's new director of the Office of Management and Budget. 

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How Can NYC Save Money? Here's 90 Ways

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

WNYC

New York City's Independent Budget Office has come up with 90-plus ways the city can increase revenue and cut costs. The options range from taxing disposable plastic bags, to plastic surgery, to restoring the commuter tax that was cut in 1999.

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Feds: Train Was Going 82 in a 30-MPH Zone

Monday, December 02, 2013

UPDATED: Federal investigators say the Metro North commuter train that derailed Sunday was going 82 mph in a 30 mph zone as it rounded a precipitous curve in the Bronx.

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Giant Balloons Take Flight, a Little Lower This Year

Thursday, November 28, 2013

WNYC

Despite gusty winds, the New York Police Department allowed floats to soar during the annual Macy's Day Parade down Sixth Avenue. But Twitter pictures show the Spider-Man balloon sustained damage to its left arm.

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Make or Break Deadline for Willets Point Businesses

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Dozens of businesses in Willets Point could shut their doors this Saturday to make way for the first phase of a $3 billion redevelopment plan, but many are struggling to find a new place to relocate.

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9/11 Museum Delays Will End with Spring Opening

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WNYC

As another new office tower opens at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan, its would-be neighbor, the National September 11th Museum, is still facing delays.

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Mayor Withdraws Midtown East Rezone Plan

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has withdrawn a proposal that would have rezoned an area around Grand Central Terminal known as Midtown East after the City Council couldn't reach agreement on the plan. Under the proposed rezoning, some buildings would have been green-lighted for demolition, to be replaced with taller structures.

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