Nigel Chiwaya

Reporter/Producer @seenigel

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

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.

Downtown »

February 25, 2015

PHOTOS: City Hall Weddings Captured on 'Married in New York' Blog

Photographer Natasha Jahangir chronicles City Hall unions in "Married in New York."

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

February 18, 2015

MAP: See How Many Fatal Crashes Were in Your Neighborhood Under Vision Zero

Deadly crashes dropped or remained level in 80 percent of the city's ZIP codes in 2014, DNAinfo found.

East Village & Lower East Side »

February 17, 2015

QUIZ: How You Should Celebrate the Year of the Ram in Chinatown

Here are four ways to celebrate Lunar New Year in Chinatown.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

February 6, 2015

MAP: See How Many Jobs Are Accessible From Your Neighborhood

Mitchell Moss of NYU said transport was as important to reducing inequality in the city as education.

Downtown »

February 5, 2015

TIMELINE: Malcolm Smith Just the Latest Politician Arrested or Convicted

More than a dozen elected officials have been carted off in cuffs or convicted in court since 2010.

Riverdale & Kingsbridge »

February 4, 2015

TIMELINE: Metro-North Accidents Have Plagued Rail Line for Years

Tuesday's fiery crash is the latest in a string of accidents plauging the MTA rail line.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

February 2, 2015

MAP: See How Often Green Cabs Stop in Your Neighborhood

Washington Heights is well-served by Boro Taxis, but the cabs are hard to find in Jamaica and Red Hook.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

January 26, 2015

MAP: Track the City's Snowplows Live Online

Check whether the Department of Sanitation's 2,100 snowplows have made it to your street.