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.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 3, 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.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

June 30, 2015

MAP: Where Are Illegal Fireworks Lighting Up NYC?

Northern Manhattan and southern Brooklyn have seen the most illegal fireworks complaints since 2010.

Harlem »

June 25, 2015

More People Shot in Harlem in First Half of 2015 Than Same Time Last Year

The number of shooting victims in each precinct is up from last year, according to NYPD data.

Fordham & Tremont »

June 25, 2015

MAP: 577 People Shot in NYC So Far This Year, Data Shows

There were 577 shootings in the first half of 2015, 10 percent more than in the first half of 2014.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

June 23, 2015

TIMELINE: All The Things Built While We Waited for the Second Ave. Subway

Skyscrapers, airports, highways and sports arenas have been erected while we've waited for the train.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

June 10, 2015

There's a Python on President Street in Park Slope: 311 Complaint

Someone in the Slope got scared about a snake on a stoop.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

June 5, 2015

INTERACTIVE MAP: Rise in Serious Crime Seen in Most NYPD Precincts

And it's not just murders and shootings that are increasing across most of New York City.  

Astoria & Long Island City »

June 1, 2015

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Astoria?

Test your knowledge of the neighborhood with our quiz.