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:
Friday, May 12, 2017
The city's ban becomes effective Nov. 13 — unless industry groups are again successful in court.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
The city is trying again, after restaurant and pro-polystyrene industry groups fought back against a ban, and won.
Friday, May 05, 2017
Thousands are expected to line the banks of the Hudson, from Red Hook to the Adirondacks.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
For the first time, the city will encourage designers to consider the future impacts of climate change in capital projects.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Our "Design by Community" series continues with a look at the history and current challenges of New York City's first community garden.
Friday, April 21, 2017
March for Science NYC may be non-partisan, but the political overtones are undeniable.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Abeer Pamuk's dream of working for a children's non-profit in the U.S. has come true, but Donald Trump's policies make it nerve-wracking.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Trump's budget calls for eliminating all federal block grants; NYC's Parks Department receives $4,500,000 a year from those grants.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The president says his order will create new jobs, but it could also mean more smog for New York and New Jersey.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Yale mapped attitudes about climate change. One finding: while over 70 percent of Americans believe global warming is happening, only a third talk about it.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
New York's attorney general was at the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, asking the President to keep the "fund" in Superfund.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The White House's preliminary budget cuts spending across all agencies except Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security. New York officials say it's a disaster for the city.
Monday, March 06, 2017
The college concluded that eliminating climate denying firms balanced its mission with the need to grow the endowment.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Legally, President Trump has to keep the gardens open to the public. But he's been fined for failing to do so.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
President Trump has tweeted that climate change is a hoax, so how will his administration amend U.S. policies, and how should companies respond?
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Riffing on Sanctuary Cities, Sanctuary Restaurants promise to stand up for workers and immigrant rights.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Victoria Barrett, along with 20 others, filed a lawsuit against President Obama and the federal government over climate change. Now, it’s Donald Trump’s problem.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
New Yorkers streamed into in Battery Park, a historic site where millions of immigrants were once welcomed to New York, demanding an end to President Trump's travel ban.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Interest came from China, South Africa and Europe, but the sealed bidding didn't reveal who the buyers were, or why they would want the five-bedroom, Jamaica Estates home.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
New York's governor is proposing a way to replace a lapsed program that offers tax breaks to developers in exchange for affordable housing.