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.

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August 28, 2014

Robber Holds Up Outpost Lounge Saying 'I Don't Want to Kill Anyone': Police

An armed robber entered Outpost Lounge and demanded cash and a laptop on August 22, according to police.

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August 28, 2014

Man's Body Found in East River off Brooklyn Navy Yard, Police Say

The body was found floating in the water near 50 Flushing Ave. in Fort Greene.

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August 28, 2014

Ralph's Bodega Reopens 2 Years After Owner Was Caught Selling Marijuana

The popular bodega has been a fixture in Fort Greene since the 1970s.

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August 27, 2014

Man Shot At Point Blank Range Across from Parole Office in Downtown BK

Parole officers chased and arrested the assailant shortly after the shooting, police said.

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August 27, 2014

Women Held Up by Knife-Wielding Teenage Girl in Fort Greene, Police Say

Two women were robbed by a teen girl in separate incidents just minutes apart, police said.

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August 26, 2014

Former Roberta's Chef Opens Restaurant Focusing on Off-Menu Items

Gabe McMackin's The Finch, at 212 Greene Ave., is looking to become a model of hospitality.

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August 25, 2014

Police Searching for Gunmen After Shooting Outside Alibi Bar

The three men were caught on security footage the night of the shooting.

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August 25, 2014

Artist Stonghold in DUMBO Warehouse Threatened by Developers, Residents Say

The lofts at 57 Jay St. were recently bought by developer brothers Graham and Gregory Jones.