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 23, 2014

'Toots' and 'Poops' the Cats Missing After Massive Fort Greene Fire

The same family lost two rabbits and a guinea pig in the July 21 blaze on Greene Avenue.

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July 23, 2014

5 Spots for Your Dog to Swim in New York City

DNAinfo.com New York rounded up the best places in the city to take your dog for a dip.

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July 22, 2014

White Flags Mysteriously Replace American Flags Atop Brooklyn Bridge

The NYPD is looking for four or five people who they believe played a part in the swap, sources said.

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July 21, 2014

Billy the Dog Saved from Large Clinton Hill Apartment Building Fire

The fire started on the fourth floor of 252 Greene Ave.

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July 21, 2014

ReBar Owner Says He Is 'So Sorry' Before Getting up to 10 Years in Prison

Jason Stevens will serve a minimum 3 1/3 years for grand larceny and tax evasion.

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July 18, 2014

MAP: See Where Downtown Brooklyn is Adding 1,200 Hotel Rooms

The neighborhood is nearly doubling its number of hotel rooms.

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July 18, 2014

Brooklyn Flea Ice Cream Bonanza Features Strawberry Ricotta Sundae

More than 50 flavors of ice cream are coming to the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene and Williamsburg.

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July 17, 2014

Former Downtown Bar & Grill Bartender Opens Pub in Clinton Hill

Abdo Najem decided to open his own spot when Downtown Bar & Grill closed to make way for Rag & Bone.