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, 2015

Family Jewels Stolen From Bride 2 Weeks Before Wedding Amid Burglary Spike

Rachel Tepper, 28, lost almost all of her valuable jewelry in a burglary that took place Aug. 24.

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September 1, 2015

Fourth Man Arrested in Red Hook Shooting, DA Says

Ronald Williams, 22, was charged in connection with the shooting that injured a pregnant woman.

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August 24, 2015

Cobble Hill Trader Joe's Was Site of Despair for Washington in 1776

The grocery store marks a site of historic importance in the Battle of Brooklyn.

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August 18, 2015

3-D Printed Cargo Boats to Race in First Annual Red Hook Regatta

Stevedores will once again work Valentino Pier, if only for a day.

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August 16, 2015

Drone Hovers Outside High-Rise Windows and Creeps Out Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Eagle saw one right outside its office window Thursday.

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August 16, 2015

14 Things To Do This Week in New York City's Neighborhoods

Open air jazz, open air movies, open air exercise, open air everything.

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August 13, 2015

8 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

Go to an 80s dance party, see a mural-painting marathon or watch a hip-hop parade this weekend.

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August 13, 2015

Check How Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens Schools Did On This Year's Exams

The city released its math and English scores for third- through eighth-graders this week.