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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October 31, 2014

Dress Up Your Animals for DUMBO's First Pet Costume Parade

The contest, called "Salty Dog," takes place Halloween night in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge. 

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October 30, 2014

88th Precinct Lags Behind Most of Brooklyn in Traffic Tickets, Data Shows

The 88th Pct. issued 143 speeding summons this year, more than 60 percent less than the borough average.

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October 29, 2014

Teen Who Said He Was Hit by Stray Bullet Near School Shot Himself: Police

The 16-year-old told police he was shot while playing basketball in Fort Greene but later recanted.

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October 29, 2014

Emergency Meeting Called to Deal With After-School Brawls in Ft. Greene

Former District Leader Renee Collymore is hosting the meeting to help curb violent afterschool fights. 

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October 29, 2014

'No Hoodies Allowed' Signs Pop Up on Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene

Business owners say the signs prevent burglaries and shoplifting but others say they are discriminatory.

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October 27, 2014

Affordable Housing Units Coming to Fulton Street in Clinton Hill

Developers plan to build housing on a Fulton Street lot that was once a gas station.

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October 24, 2014

Clinton Hill Crossfit Signs 50 Members Within Days of Opening

Crossfit Outbreak, located at 10 Grand Ave., officially opened on Oct. 20.

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October 23, 2014

Police Investigate Recurring Drug Deals and Prostitution in Clinton Hill

Neighbors say they witness drug deals every 20 minutes outside their homes on Cambridge Place.