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.

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

July 31, 2014

Sunset Park Library Goes Weeks Without Air Conditioning, Residents Say

The air conditioning units have been broken for three weeks at the local Brooklyn Public Library branch.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

July 31, 2014

Brooklyn Students Want to Teach You About New York's Waterways This Week

More than 70 middle school students spent the summer learning about protecting the city's harbor.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

July 31, 2014

Waterfront Music Festival to Draw Thousands to Red Hook, Organizers Say

Escape Music Festival, a two-day concert, will debut this fall at the Red Hook Container Terminal.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

July 31, 2014

Muslim Woman Forced to Stay Covered at Home Because Workers Can See In

Toni Khadijah James wears a hijab in her apartment because workers regularly pop up in her windows.

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July 28, 2014

Kimchi Taco Truck's Second Brooklyn Restaurant Opens in Carroll Gardens

Kimchi Grill opened its doors Monday at 478 Smith St. near Ninth Street in Carroll Gardens.

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July 28, 2014

Gluten-Free Korean Fried Chicken on Menu at Smith Street Restaurant

Ssam opened its doors last week at 170 Smith St. with gluten-free Korean fried chicken.

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July 28, 2014

Where to Shop Once Smith Street's Met Foodmarket Shuts Down

The supermarket at 197 Smith St. is expected to close near the end of next month.