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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.

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July 31, 2015

14 Things to Do in Manhattan Neighborhoods This Weekend

Sleep under a giant whale, take in free Shakespeare and linger at the Whitney after hours this weekend.

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July 30, 2015

Prep School Teacher Charged With Rape for Sex With Student at Club, DA Says

David Azurmendi, 34, was arrested after having sex with a 16-year-old student in club Lit Lounge.

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July 30, 2015

Lottery Open For Tickets to See the Pope at the Sept. 11 Museum & Memorial

The lottery is open to 9/11 family members, responders and recovery workers, and Downtown residents.

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July 29, 2015

Play NYC-Themed Trivia and Drink in The Battery's Gardens This Week

Play trivia, and drink local beer and wine, on July 30, Aug. 6 and Aug. 30.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

July 28, 2015

$450 iPhone Case, $950 Handbag Swiped From SoHo Fendi Store

A shoplifter swiped the goods, then fled the shop, police said.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

July 28, 2015

Woman Snags $2K in Makeup, Including 33 Lipsticks, From SoHo Sephora: NYPD

A 24-year-old was arrested for shoplifting from the 555 Broadway location.

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July 28, 2015

$3,100 Bike and Chain Snatched From Battery Park City Street Corner: NYPD

The Felt AR5 bicycle, which was chained to a fence, was stolen after a few hours on street.

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July 28, 2015

La Colombe Cafe Opening Financial District Location in September

The specialty coffee shop is slated to open at 63 Wall Street.