Nigel Chiwaya

Reporter/Producer @seenigel nchiwaya@dnainfo.com

Nigel Chiwaya is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo, covering Washington Heights and Inwood.

A native of Springfield Gardens, Nigel previously worked at the Queens Ledger/Brooklyn Star newspaper group. While there he reported on sports; from little league baseball to the first Mets game at Citi Field. Nigel also covered the smartphone industry at HTCPedia.com.

Nigel earned his master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, studied Communication Arts at New York Institute of Technology, and survived the New York Times Student Journalism Institute.

Nigel and his wife live with their cat in Harlem.

Fun Fact: Nigel was a child when the Yankees won the 1996 World Series. As a result, he knew that the Yankees were good long before he knew that New York had a second baseball team, let alone one in Queens.

Harlem »

May 22, 2015

City's Crime Rate Rising Along With the Temperature

Sixteen precincts reported an increase in crime between April 13 and May 10, according to NYPD data

South Bronx »

May 22, 2015

14-Year-Old Shot to Death on Way to School, Police and Witnesses Say

Christopher Duran, 14, was shot in the head and torso in the Bronx on Friday, police said.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

May 21, 2015

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Williamsburg?

Put your knowledge of the area to the test with our neighborhood quiz.

Midtown & Theater District »

May 20, 2015

MAP: Here are the East River Locations for the 4th of July Fireworks

The 39th annual Macy's fireworks show will have two main locations this year.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

May 15, 2015

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Greenwich Village?

Take our quiz to see how well you really know the area.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

May 13, 2015

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Fort Greene and Clinton Hill?

Find out if you're an expert on the leafy brownstone neighborhoods with this quiz.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

May 13, 2015

MAP: See Where New College Graduates Can Afford an Apartment

Pay attention, grads-to-be: You can make it here, but you'll probably need a few roommates.

The Rockaways »

May 12, 2015

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Rockaway Peninsula?

Think you're far and away the expert on all things Rockaway? Find out with our quiz.