Irene Plagianos

Reporter/Producer @IrenePlagianos

Irene is a reporter/producer covering Manhattan Courts for 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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November 21, 2014

Learn to Curl at South Street Seaport's Ice Rink

Curling lessons are held every Wednesday through December at the Seaport's seasonal ice rink.

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November 20, 2014

PHOTOS: Check Out the Controversial 494-Foot Tower Proposed for the Seaport

Howard Hughes reduced its proposed skyscraper more than 100 feet, but that's not enough, officials said.

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November 19, 2014

Check Out the Quirky Designs Competing for a Spot on Governors Island

Designers are competing to build an eco-friendly pavilion on Governors Island in summer 2015.

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November 18, 2014

Train Conductor Whacked in Face With Box of Coffee Stirrers, Police Say

A conductor on the 1 line was pelted while he was pulling out of the Canal Street station, police said.

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November 18, 2014

Crab Boils and Lobster Rolls Coming to the Seaport

The Hideaway, which has a TriBeCa location, is opening on Peck Slip in the former home of Meade's.

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November 17, 2014

PHOTOS: Pier A Finally Opens After $57M in Repairs

The landmarked, 128-year-old pier at Lower Manhattan's tip has reopened, after years of delays.

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November 13, 2014

VBar Opening Third NYC Location in Seaport, With a Seafood Twist

VBar, which has locations in the West and East villages, will open on Front St. before the end of 2014.

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November 11, 2014

Car Thieves Tie Up Parking Garage Worker at Gunpoint in TriBeCa, Police Say

The Leonard Street garage employee was tied up at gunpoint while the robbers swiped three cars.