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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July 23, 2014

Salon Client Goes on Violent Rampage Over Botched Hairdo, Police Say

Rachel Meyers, 26, was charged with assault for the blowup in a Financial District salon.

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July 21, 2014

Try Carrots Cooked 8 Ways at TriBeCa's Washington Market Tavern

The seasonal Murray Street eatery, which will highlight vegetable dishes, is slated to open on July 21.

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July 17, 2014

'Silent' Dance Party Boogies Down to the South Street Seaport

A dance party that relies on music pumped through headphones is coming to the Seaport July 19.

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July 17, 2014

Thief Swiped Wallet From Elderly Man at Duane Reade, Police Say

Police are looking for a young man who stole a 77-year-old's wallet at a Duane Reade on William Street.

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July 16, 2014

Help Grow And Eat Farm-Fresh Produce on Governors Island

An 8,000-square-foot educational farm is growing on Governors Island.

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July 15, 2014

Thief Tried to Steal 25 Bottles of Abercrombie & Fitch Cologne, Police Say

A man tried to steal $1,698 worth of the fragrance from the South Street Seaport store, police said.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 14, 2014

Mayor De Blasio to Appear on 'The Colbert Report'

The mayor is slated to appear on Stephen Colbert's satirical Comedy Central show Wednesday.

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July 14, 2014

New Amsterdam Market Shuts Down Suddenly

The longtime outdoor market will not return to South Street to finish its season, its founder said.