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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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July 9, 2015

15 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

Poetry readings, a hip-hop festival, dog parties, and more. 

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July 9, 2015

PHOTOS: Peek Inside Pratt's New Film and Video Building in Clinton Hill

Pratt Institute opened a film/video building with screening rooms, studios and editing facilities.

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July 8, 2015

Ashtanga Yoga School and Meditation Center Coming to Clinton Hill

Eddie and Jocelyne Stern plan to open Brooklyn Yoga Club at 206 Vanderbilt Ave.

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July 8, 2015

City to Build Affordable Senior Housing on Lawn at Ingersoll Houses

The city is looking for developers to build on the grassy area at Myrtle Avenue and St. Edwards Street.

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July 8, 2015

NYPD Seeks Man Who Threw a Firework into Police Car and Set it Ablaze

The NYPD released a picture of a man they suspect threw a firework into a police car July 5.

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July 7, 2015

Talib Kweli to Spin at Silent Disco in Downtown Brooklyn Alley

The event will take place July 31 in Grove Alley.

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July 6, 2015

Mural of Slain Ex-Con 'Killer Ben' Defaced in Ft. Greene

The eyes, name and birth and death dates of Benjamin O'Garro were covered with white paint.

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July 6, 2015

Police Car Catches Fire After Firecracker Tossed Inside, Police Say

Police are investigating the incident that occurred at 2:30 a.m. on July 5 in Fort Greene.