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Nigel Chiwaya

Reporter/Producer @seenigel nchiwaya@dnainfo.com

Nigel Chiwaya is DNAinfo New York's data and visualizations reporter.

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 in Inwood.

Fun Fact: Nigel once played guitar for the German Chancellor in Berlin.

Harlem »

August 12, 2015

Racial Gap Persists as School Test Scores Edge Up

Scores on state math and English exams rose slightly this year, officials said Wednesday.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 11, 2015

Draw Where You Think Your Neighborhood Borders Are on This Map

Nothing gets New Yorkers quite as riled up as debating where one neighborhood ends and the next begins.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

August 4, 2015

The 'Rally Raccoon' Is Obviously Why the Mets Are Winning Right Now

The team's won nearly every game since a baby raccoon appeared in Citi Field's weight room.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

August 2, 2015

Homes in Crown Heights Regularly Selling Above Asking Price: Report

The neighborhood is one of 11 in Brooklyn where buyers are shelling out more than sellers ask.

Downtown »

July 27, 2015

NYPD Crime Statistics Off by up to 229 Incidents a Month, Data Show

DNAinfo found that the number of NYC crimes fluctuates after the NYPD reports them to the public.

East New York & Brownsville »

July 21, 2015

MAP: NYPD Seized 2,510 Guns During Arrests in 2014

Of those guns, 2,239 were pistols, records show.

Forest Hills, Rego Park & Jamaica »

July 21, 2015

Best Summer Bike Rides in Queens

There are several scenic routes in Queens that bicyclists can try this summer.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

July 14, 2015

MAP: Area Around Barclays Center Had 150 Car Crashes So Far This Year

More than 150 crashes have occurred near the Barclays Center since January, data show.