Janet Upadhye

Reporter/Producer @jupadhye jupadhye@dnainfo.com

Janet Upadhye is a Reporter/Producer covering Fort Greene, Downtown and Brooklyn Heights.

Prior to her work with DNAinfo.com New York, Janet was a non-profit development professional in San Francisco. Working as the Development Director at San Francisco Women Against Rape she raised money for the organization while also working with survivors of sexual violence. She also organized around issues of violence in the LGBT community and education for young immigrant women.

Two years ago, she decided to try something new and started to write for a local arts and culture paper called the Monterey County Weekly in California. It was there that she fell in love with journalism.

Janet graduated with honors from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in 2012 after a year of covering stories in the South Bronx and Brooklyn.

A Fort Greene resident, she hopes to use her pen and camera to do justice to the neighborhood she calls home.

Fun Fact: Janet’s last name is pronounced oo-pod-dee-ay. A fact that she didn’t know herself until her first trip to her fatherland of India when she was 20 years old.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

January 22, 2015

84th Pct. Officers Off Patrol For 2 Weeks After Colleagues Murdered

Police from the 84th Precinct took two weeks off patrol after Dets. Liu and Ramos were shot to death.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

January 21, 2015

Man Killed and 8 Injured in Massive Flatbush Avenue Fire, Officials Say

Bassam Awad died when fire tore through 267 Flatbush Ave. early Wednesday morning, witnesses said.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

January 21, 2015

PHOTOS: Townhouses Will Stand on the Site of a Former Navy Prison

Navy Green Townhouses will be located where the former Navy Yard prison once was.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

January 20, 2015

White Castle Building Renamed 'White Hassle' by Street Artist

The name change was done as a comment on gentrification in the neighborhood, the artist said.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

January 20, 2015

Motley Crue Playing Barclays for 'Final Tour' With Flame-Throwing Bass

Mötley Crüe celebrates 34 years of hard rock in their “Final Tour" with a stop in Brooklyn on Aug. 12.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

January 19, 2015

Registered Sex Offender Breaks Into Fort Greene Home and Steals Stove

Jorge Martinez, 59, was caught wheeling the stove away by the building's owner, police said.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

January 16, 2015

Poetry Cafe Turned Comedy Club Celebrates 20 Years in Fort Greene

Brooklyn Moon opened in 1995 to provide a place for local writers, poets and comedians to perform.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

January 15, 2015

Police Search for Man Who Grabbed Woman's Butt in Subway Turnstile

The suspect squeezed into a turnstile with the woman and groped her, police said.