Nikhita Venugopal

Reporter/Producer @nkvenugopal nvenugopal@dnainfo.com

Nikhita Venugopal is a Reporter/Producer covering Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens.

Nikhita joined DNAinfo.com New York after she moved to the city from Bangalore, India, to attend Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

In the past, she’s written about music therapy for children with autism, the impact of cyber-bullying on New York City students and an Indian university who attempted to ban Muslim women from wearing burqas.

After spending the summer as an intern at DNAinfo.com New York, she moved to Washington D.C., to work at Education Week, a newspaper that covers national education news.

Nikhita’s work has appeared in The Atlantic online, Education Week and MetroFocus, among others.

Fun Fact: Nikhita was officially named at a pub in Fort William, Scotland, when she was just a few weeks old. Her grandfather took her to the pub’s stage and announced it to everyone.

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September 2, 2014

Red Hook's Only Thai Restaurant Opens on Van Brunt Street

Kao Soy opened its doors at 283 Van Brunt St. Monday.

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August 29, 2014

Red Hook Hackathon Looks to Help Locals Cope with Natural Disaster

The Feast's conference at Pioneer Works will bring technologists and innovators to Red Hook this fall.

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August 28, 2014

Mob of 10 Men Attacks and Robs Group in Sunset Park, Police Say

The attackers beat the four victims and stole cash and valuables early Sunday, police said.

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August 27, 2014

Judge Temporarily Halts Sale of LICH Over Failure to Hire Laid-Off Nurses

Labor unions said SUNY and the bidder have violated the terms of a court-ordered settlement agreement.

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August 27, 2014

City Fences Off Valentino Park Without Notice, Angering Residents

The park's scheduled $118K improvement project will be halted until a community meeting takes place. 

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August 27, 2014

Crepes and Liege Waffles Bring Flavors of Europe to Court Street

The Park Bench Cafe and Cr ê perie opened its doors at 489 Court St. on Aug. 14. 

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August 22, 2014

Third-Generation Carroll Gardens Clothing Store Still Going Strong

Marietta's at 392 Court Street has been run by three generations of the same family since 1940.

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August 19, 2014

Man Uses Stolen Barstool to Attack Bystanders on Smith Street, Police Say

Richard Mercado, 26, was arrested for injuring six men with a stolen barstool last week, police said.