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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September 29, 2014

Fort Greene Park Visitors Center Reopening After Nearly 2-Year Closure

City is hiring a new park director, allowing the center and its bathrooms to reopen after long hiatus.

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September 26, 2014

DUMBO Arts Fest Kicks Off With a Mobile Disco Party and Colored Glass House

Tom Fruin, creator of DUMBO's famed Watertower atop 20 Jay St., will also unveil his latest piece.

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September 26, 2014

'Penthouse' Doesn't Just Refer to the Top Floor Anymore

In New York City's latest developments the definition of "penthouse" has expanded to several floors.

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September 25, 2014

Second Suspect Arrested in Clinton Hill Double Sexual Assault, Police Say

Daquan Jackson, 21 and Nicholas Isaac, 17, allegedly attacked the woman about an hour apart.

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September 24, 2014

32-Story Building May Rise in Myrtle Avenue Complex

Plans were recently filed to build 86 Fleet Place — the fourth phase in a plan to develop Myrtle Avenue.

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September 22, 2014

Teen Arrested in Clinton Hill Double Sexual Assault, Police Say

Nicholas Isaac, 17, was arrested for sexually assaulting a 31-year-old woman on a Clinton Hill street.

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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.

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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.