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 »

March 27, 2015

Condos With Roof Terrace and Courtyard on Sale For $230K in Fort Greene

Applications are open for affordable condo sales in Navy Green, located at 8 Vanderbilt Ave.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 27, 2015

'Safety Chic' Trunk Show Features Funky Bike Helmets and Reflective Fashion

The show is presented by bike enthusiasts and fashion designers Sarah Canner and Gabriela de la Vega.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 27, 2015

Try Sugar Beet Craft Vodka at the Fort Greene Greenmarket This Weekend

Orange County Distillery is joining the Greenmarket this year and offering boozy samples.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

March 27, 2015

7 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

From a family dance party to Brit Pop-themed bingo, spend the weekend in Brooklyn with these events.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 27, 2015

Work in a Shared Space With Pets and Ping-Pong for $450 a Month

The recently-opened Kongo co-working space is located in a DUMBO loft.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 25, 2015

Landmarks Approves 10 Jay St. Design that Honors Building's Sugar History

Developers are using oddly-shaped glass pieces in the design to represent sugar.

Bay Ridge & Bensonhurst »

March 25, 2015

'Cards Against Humanity' Lovers Can Now Use 54-Card 'Brooklyn Edition'

The "Cards Against Brooklyn" packs fit seamlessly with the original cards, their creator said.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 24, 2015

Brooklyn Couple Raising Funds to Make Hillary Clinton Action Figure

The Hillary Clinton toy could hit the shelves before her potential run for president in 2016.