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.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

November 21, 2014

Parents Urge DOE to Address Overcrowding at Brooklyn Heights School

P.S. 8 The Robert Fulton School was at 142 percent of its capacity last year.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

November 21, 2014

'Fine Dining' Bar to Open in Carroll Gardens

'Travel Bar,' located at 520 Court St., will open its doors early next month, owners said.

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

November 20, 2014

Pol Calls for Upgrades at Sunset Park's Pier 4

Public access to a part of the pier could be cut under a proposed city plan.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

November 18, 2014

Carroll Gardens Theater Group to Make Off-Broadway Debut During Holidays

Smith Street Stage will perform its radio play version of "A Christmas Carol" at the Pearl Theatre.

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

November 13, 2014

2 Charged With Hate Crimes for Attacking Man in Sunset Park, DA Says

A man was attacked by three assailants, two of whom were charged with hate crimes, officials said.

Downtown »

November 13, 2014

Food Vendors Demand Refunds from Escape Music Fest After Low Turnout

Half-a-dozen food vendors are demanding a refund of the $1,500 fee they paid to participate.

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

November 13, 2014

PHOTOS: Sunset Park's Waterfront Park Officially Opens

Officials hosted a ribbon-cutting event for Bush Terminal Park, which opened to the public last week.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

November 11, 2014

American Beer Distributing Company to Close After Nearly 70 Years

The Cobble Hill beer distributor will close its doors at the end of the year, an employee said.