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.

The Rockaways »

March 16, 2015

Are You Chronically Late? Try Our Mayor De Blasio Lateness Excuse Generator

If you've run out of reasons for being late, borrow some from the mayor of New York.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 6, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote for Your Favorite Dessert Spot

From Baked to Ovenly, which slinger of sweet treats deserves the title of "best"?

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

March 5, 2015

LIVE TRANSIT UPDATES: Here's How to Get Around Amid Subway, Airline Delays

A plane crash at LaGuardia and inclement weather have wreaked havoc on the city's transit system.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 5, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote for the Borough's Best Neighborhood Bar

Vote on Brooklyn's best neighborhood bar in our version of March Madness.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

March 4, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote for Your Favorite Burger Joint in the Borough

Choose your favorite burger in Brooklyn in DNAinfo New York's March Madness showdown.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

March 4, 2015

MAP: What Cuisine is Popular in Your Manhattan Neighborhood?

Latin American cuisine rules uptown, while the East Village has lots of gluten-free spots.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

March 3, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote For The Borough's Best Artisanal Spot

We're pitting some of the borough's best artisanal fare against each other in a March Madness showdown.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 2, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote For Your Favorite Neighborhood Institution

We're pitting some of the borough's best neighborhood institutions against each other in a showdown.