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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November 21, 2014

19-Year-Old Woman Hit While Crossing Atlantic Avenue

The woman was crossing the street with a group of people when she was hit, witnesses said.

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November 21, 2014

$3K-a-Month Studios for Rent at New DUMBO Development

The first residents will move into DUMBO's newest development, at 60 Water St., on Dec. 1.

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November 20, 2014

DOE Glossed Over Warning Signs About Teacher Accused of Sex Scandal

Sean Shaynak was arrested for sexually victimizing seven teenage girls over the course of five years.

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November 20, 2014

'When in Robe' Late Night Sauna Dance Party Has Neighbors Steamed

Residents who live near "Body by Brooklyn" spa say their parties are out of control.

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November 19, 2014

Century-Old Building to be Demolished to Make Way for Condos

The Downtown Brooklyn building, at 88 Schermerhorn St., was recently sold to developers for $11 million.

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November 18, 2014

Man Killed in Flatbush Avenue Hit-And-Run, Police Say

Latchman Singh, 34, was found lying unconscious in the crosswalk at Flatbush and DeKalb avenues.

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November 18, 2014

Dozens of Complaints Logged Against Yeshiva for Illegal Construction

United Talmudical Academy is in violation of two New York City codes, according to the DOB.

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November 17, 2014

Abandoned Navy Yard Warehouse to See New Life with $140M City Investment

Building 77 will be a "modern manufacturing facility" that will create 3,000 new jobs, the mayor said.