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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.

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.

Harlem »

July 6, 2015

Harlem Came in First Place for Most Illegal Fireworks This Weekend

Harlem took the fireworks crown this year, data show.

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.