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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April 22, 2014

River to River Festival Shrinks Free Arts Events from Month to Just 11 Days

The 13th annual arts festival will bring free music and dance performances to Lower Manhattan.

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April 21, 2014

50 Years of Courtroom Drama on Display at Downtown Gallery

Sketches of famous trials, and infamous criminals, are being shown in the Financial District.

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April 18, 2014

Long-Stalled Pier 26 Maritime Education Center Gets $10M to Move Forward

The estuarium, on the Hudson River in TriBeCa, received more than $10 million in state funds.

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April 16, 2014

SoulCycle Rolling Into Financial District

The popular indoor cycling chain is opening a studio at 2 Gold St.

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April 15, 2014

Ex-Giuliani Aide, Union Rep and Little League Head Among New CB1 Members

Four new members have been appointed to Manhattan's Community Board 1.

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April 14, 2014

Pearl Paint Illegally Fired 39 Workers, Union Says

Amid rumors of its closure, the Canal Street shop fired its union workers unlawfully, their union said.

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April 11, 2014

Gay Pride Organizers Promise Quieter Revelry on TriBeCa Pier This June

Three days of gay pride events will take place on Pier 26, where they drew noise complaints last year.

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April 11, 2014

Nearly 40 Manhattan Public Schools Protest State English Exams

Staff, parents and students spoke out against the state's controversial English exams Friday.