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 »

September 22, 2014

Fort Greene Designer's Mismatched Sock Line Lures Stars Like Amy Sedaris

Hannah Lavon makes quirky mismatched socks and mittens featuring penguins, sharks and unicorns.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

September 22, 2014

Home Burglaries on the Rise in Fort Greene, Police Say

Overall burglaries have increased by nearly 27 percent this year in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

September 19, 2014

Police Called to Women's Shelter More Than 1,800 Times Since 2003

Residents say fights and crime occur regularly at the 200-bed shelter in Downtown Brooklyn.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

September 18, 2014

VIDEO: Youths and Police Clash After Fight Outside Barclays Center

The video shows police breaking up a large fight among a group of approximately 75 youths. 

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

September 17, 2014

Woman Was Sexually Assaulted by Man She Asked for Help After Earlier Attack

Instead of helping the victim, a stranger chose to sexually assault her again, police sources said.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

September 17, 2014

Look at the 3-Borough View from the 40 Penthouses at 388 Bridge St.

The penthouse apartments at 388 Bridge St. are now on sale for $1.7 million to $6 million.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

September 16, 2014

Fight Outside Barclays Center Forces Show to be Canceled

A fight broke out near a BEAT Festival performance in the Daily News Plaza outside the Barclays Center.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

September 15, 2014

PHOTOS: Shipping Container Photo Gallery Features Pulitzer Prize Winner

"Photoville" brings photo galleries set in shipping containers to the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront.