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.

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April 18, 2014

Dog Owners Letting Pets Use Tree Pits as Bathrooms, Locals Say

Students built fences around tree pits at IS 52, but dog owners are ignoring them, volunteers said.

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April 17, 2014

Nagle Ave Cocaine and Pill Dealing Gang Busted, Officials Say

Prosecutors arrested 9 members of the "Nagle Boyzz" gang after a 14-month investigation.

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April 17, 2014

Inwood Citibank Shut Down After Attempted Robbery, Sources Say

Sources say a man slipped an Inwood Citibank teller a note demanding money and fled when police arrived.

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April 17, 2014

Pet Owners Angry After City Signs Mistakenly Ban Dogs at Isham Park

Pet owners were confused when erroneous signs went up banning dogs at Isham Park.

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April 16, 2014

$12.5M in Heroin, Crystal Meth Found Hidden in WaHi Apartment: Prosecutors

Officials found more than 40 pounds of heroin and 17 pounds of crystal meth hidden at 111 Wadsworth Ave.

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April 16, 2014

Irish Soccer Trainer Launches Inwood Hill Park Fitness Classes

The classes will help uptowners get in shape while taking in nature.

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April 15, 2014

Long-Closed Dyckman Street A Train Stairwell to Be Repaired

The MTA is stepping in to fix the Dyckman Street A train station after the landlord failed to do so.

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April 12, 2014

Revamped Uptown Restaurant Week Returns

Diners will be able to eat on the cheap at over 25 restaurants this May during #WHIN and Dine week.