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 »

October 31, 2014

How to Turn Your Block Into an Historic District

A step-by-step guide to advocating for an historic district in your neighborhood.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

October 31, 2014

New Carroll Gardens Co-Working Space Seeks Renters Open to Collaboration

The Works is a new co-working space with desks for $525 per month in Carroll Gardens.

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October 31, 2014

Locals Can Decide How to Spend $2M in Red Hook and Sunset Park

Councilman Carlos Menchaca's participatory budgeting program for District 38 kicked off this week.

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October 30, 2014

Red Hook Marks Sandy Anniversary with 'Barnacle Parade'

Dozens of locals took part in the Barnacle Parade on Oct. 29, 2014 in Red Hook.

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October 29, 2014

Thieves Break Through Trapdoor to Burglarize Bedroom, Police Say

The hinges to the door, which connects to an alleyway, had been unscrewed, according to police.

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October 28, 2014

Councilman Axes Red Hook Park's $2.4M Bathroom

Councilman Carlos Menchaca said the money will remain allocated to a capital project in Red Hook.

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October 28, 2014

IKEA, NYPD Participating in Red Hook Job Fair on Sandy Anniversary

A group of locals is partnering with city agencies to host a job fair on Oct. 29 in Red Hook.

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October 27, 2014

Proposed Luxury Building in Cobble Hill Called 'Too Glassy'

Community Board 6 rejected a proposed mixed-use building at 112 Atlantic Ave.