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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 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.

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July 3, 2015

Here Are the Road Closures and Traffic Delays for Fourth of July Weekend

There will be traffic delays on several streets from 3:30 p.m. to midnight for the Macy's Fireworks.

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July 3, 2015

Man Caught on Fire Outside Fort Greene Park, Police Say

Police are investigating if the incident was an accident, they said.

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July 2, 2015

Clinton Hill Key Food to Officially Close Next Week Amid Objections

The Key Food at 325 Lafayette Ave. will shutter on July 11.

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July 2, 2015

Flag Burners and 'Pro-American' Protesters Square Off in Fort Greene Park

Dozens of "pro-American" protesters showed up at a flag-burning demonstration Wednesday night.

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July 1, 2015

VIDEO: Man Fires Gun in Air, Hitting Fort Greene Apartment Window

The apartment's tenants were not home at the time and nobody was hurt, police said.

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July 1, 2015

Stonehome Wine Bar Closes After 12 Years in Fort Greene

The owners are leaving the neighborhood and moving to the Hudson Valley, they said.