Irene Plagianos

Reporter/Producer @IrenePlagianos iplagianos@dnainfo.com

Irene is a reporter/producer covering Manhattan Courts for DNAinfo.com New York.

Prior to joining the DNAinfo team, Irene was reporter for The American Lawyer magazine, where she covered complex litigation, corporate deals, the business of law and legal trends.

She's also worked as metro reporter for the New York Post and The Journal News. Feature stories she's written have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications.

Irene has a B.A. in history from Columbia University, as well as a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
She grew up in the suburbs of New York, and has lived on Upper West Side for more than five years.

Fun Fact: Irene has spent at least part of most summers in a small Greek village outside of Sparta called Potamia that has more goats than people — it's also her dad's hometown.

Harlem »

October 31, 2014

Where to Cheer at the NYC Marathon This Weekend

Thousands have trained hard. Root for them at these key spots.

Downtown »

October 31, 2014

City Hits Exclusive TriBeCa Speakeasy With Overcrowding Violation

Residents have been complaining about the thumping music from the new Bandit's Roost at 313 Church St.

Downtown »

October 30, 2014

Free Shakespeare Performances Coming to Battery Park's Castle Clinton

Shakespeare Downtown will launch with free outdoor performances of "Romeo and Juliet" in May 2015.

Downtown »

October 29, 2014

Beer-Swilling Thief Takes Snack Truck After Driver Leaves Keys Inside: NYPD

Robert Thompson told police he had a "few beers" after stealing the snack delivery truck, they say.

Downtown »

October 27, 2014

Fulton Transit Hub Will Finally Open on Nov. 10, MTA Says

The $1.4 billion Fulton Center will open at 5 a.m. on Nov. 10, after years of delays, officials vowed.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

October 24, 2014

4 New Restaurants and Bars For You to Try This Weekend

Try North Carolina-style BBQ, authentic Mexican fare, or German brews this weekend.

Downtown »

October 22, 2014

Dazzling 'Light Cycles' Exhibit Returns to Battery Park City Winter Garden

Designer Anne Militello will create a glittering show inside the 10-story glass atrium, starting Nov. 2.

Downtown »

October 21, 2014

Citi Bike-Riding Thieves Swipe Woman's Handbag, Police Say

Two teens grabbed a woman's handbag at Pier 15 in the Financial District, then rode off on Citi Bikes.