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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February 26, 2015

Chinese Restaurant Worker Opens Spa After Massaging Customers for 22 Years

Rebecca Lai said she has been offering customers at Kum Kau restaurant quick massages for years.

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February 25, 2015

Racial Battle Brews in Clinton Hill Over Closing of Popular Grocery Store

State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery said, "white people don't eat the way we do," about the closing.

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February 25, 2015

PHOTOS: See Inside Historic Homes That Were Once Water Towers and Factories

DNAinfo New York found historic homes in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill that used to be something else.

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February 24, 2015

Apartments Planned for Vacant Myrtle Avenue Lot

Plans for a five-story, mixed-use building were recently filed with the Department of Buildings. 

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February 23, 2015

Fort Greene's Leafy Streets Inspire Retro Sneakers With Misspelled Name

The recently released "Fort Greene" sneaker was inspired by the colors of the neighborhood.

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February 20, 2015

Man Killed in Broad Daylight at Walt Whitman Houses in Fort Greene: Police

Kevin Colon, 20, was shot at around noon on Thursday afternoon, police said.

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February 20, 2015

Members of '80s Theater Collective Reunite for the First Time

Rodeo Caldonia was a collective for African-American women in the arts in Fort Greene during the 1980s.

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February 19, 2015

Officers Find Dog Outside Stationhouse and Dress Her Up in Police Hat

Police at the 88th Precinct tweeted a picture of a small, white dog they found near the stationhouse.