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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January 30, 2015

How to Make the Perfect Super Bowl Beer Run With A Quick Trip To The Bodega

We asked beer experts how to put together a crowd-pleasing pack of brews from your local store.

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January 29, 2015

Competition of 'Krappy Kameras' Brings Beautiful Images to TriBeCa

Soho Photo Gallery hosts the International Krappy Kamera Competition exhibit, starting Feb. 4.

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January 28, 2015

Broken Umbrella and Oyster-Themed Pavilions Coming to Governors Island

Canopies woven from broken umbrellas and oyster cultivation materials will be on display this summer.

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January 27, 2015

Box Cutter-Wielding Thief Swipes $60 Pants From Urban Outfitters, NYPD Says

The shoplifter threatened to cut store employees if they didn't let him leave, police said.

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January 26, 2015

'Frantic' Shopping, Long Lines As New Yorkers Prepare For Blizzard

As the snow bears down, frenzied New Yorkers are stocking up on food and supplies.

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January 26, 2015

Giant Orange Sculptures Heading to Foley Square

The abstract artwork will be installed in Thomas Paine Park this spring for a temporary exhibit.

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January 23, 2015

PHOTOS: Check Out the View From Downtown's Tallest Residential Tower

Residential and hotel tower 30 Park Place, which stands 926 feet tall, is slated to open in 2016.

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January 22, 2015

Lower Manhattan 'Shocked and Saddened' by Sheldon Silver's Arrest

Residents fear they've lost an advocate for "getting things done" after Silver was charged with fraud.