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Janet Babin

Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News

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 http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x4811.xml

Her business reporting at WNYC earned Janet a Front Page award for specialized reporting from the Newswomen's Club of New York. http://www.newswomensclubnewyork.com/2012-2/

Janet Babin appears in the following:

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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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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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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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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The Battle Over the Domino Sugar Development

Friday, February 28, 2014

Mayor de Blasio is signalling that affordable housing is how he’s going to get New York City to be more equitable.

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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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