Janet Babin

Business, Sustainability, Climate Reporter, WNYC News

Janet Babin appears in the following:

Lapsed Democrats and Independents Driving Trump Support

Friday, January 08, 2016

A bastion of Trump support turns out to be the blue state of New York.

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As Freeze Hits, Cuomo Orders Homeless Off Streets

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order requiring cities to shelter the homeless in freezing weather takes effect Tuesday.

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Bratton and Kelly Spar Over Crime Statistics

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has accused the de Blasio administration of fudging crime stats to make the city appear safer. 

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In New York, Other Candidates Tower Over Trump

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Siena College poll finds most New Yorkers believe Donald J. Trump will not be elected president.

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Trump's Announcement He Won't Go to Israel Is Met with Sigh of Relief

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Trump proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. puts even the hawkish Netanyahu in a tough spot.


Manhattan to Get New Area Code

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

The New York State Public Service Commission announced Tuesday that the area code 332 will serve both residential and business clients.

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Christie Researching Options on Syrian Refugees

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie expects to know by Wednesday what his options are for refusing Syrian refugees.

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Climate Activists Want Stronger Commitment From de Blasio

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Ahead of the Paris summit, a coalition of activists want New York City to strengthen its commitment to renewable energy.

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Dumbo Developer Proposes Schools in New Apartment Buildings

Friday, November 13, 2015

Two Trees principal Jed Walentas says New York City developers should donate the lower floors of all new high rises to the city in exchange for building higher.

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How Do You Get to the End of the 2nd Avenue Subway?

Monday, October 26, 2015

The latest deal on MTA funding won't even finish the line's second phase — let alone the third and the fourth. Which means the hunt for more money is on. 

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Cash Alone Can't Fix What Ails Crowded LaGuardia

Monday, October 19, 2015

Instead of building our way to a better flying experience, analysts suggest the nation should look to technological solutions.

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When You See 'Trump' On A Building, It Might Not Be What You Think

Monday, August 31, 2015

Plenty of buildings still boast Donald Trump's name in Manhattan, where he became famous as a real estate developer. But he doesn't actually own most of them — and never has.


What We Learned This Week About Donald Trump

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In a week's worth of stories on Donald Trump, we tried to avoid the circus and, instead, tell you about the GOP presidential candidate and his ties to New York City.   


Trump: the Mogul, the Brand, and Fred's Son

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WNYC's Janet Babin and Stephen Nessen look at Donald Trump: the real estate mogul, the brand, and the son of Fred Trump.

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What it Means to Put ‘Trump’ on the Front of a Building

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Trump name stares down from 17 New York City buildings. But how many of those buildings does he own?

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How New York City Tenants Lost Their Political Clout

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

For decades, landlords have been able to remove rent-stabilized apartments from regulations when the rent hits a certain threshold. Here's how that affects tenants' voting power.

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The Luxury Tower, The Tax Break And Some Expensive Affordable Housing

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A new report finds the city could have built more than five times as many affordable apartments in the Bronx if it had given the money to the affordable housing developer.

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De Blasio Celebrates Record-Breaking Year for Affordable Housing

Monday, July 13, 2015

But the administration fell just short when it comes to how affordable the apartments are for very poor families.


What Stricter Federal Housing Rules Will Mean for NYC

Thursday, July 09, 2015

New federal requirements will force the city to more aggressively report racial bias and get community buy-in on fostering integration.


How NYC Can Reduce Emissions 80% by 2050

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blaiso is aiming to reduce emissions 80 percent by 2050. But a working group's new plan may threaten affordable housing.