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.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 3, 2015

4 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Slated for New York City, Officials Say

The state Department of Health on Friday awarded five licenses to manufacture and sell medical cannabis.

Astoria & Long Island City »

August 2, 2015

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

Catch a movie outdoors, mingle with singles or train to be a superhero.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

July 30, 2015

10 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

From a brunch rave to a Hindu Lamp Ceremony, Brooklyn's got events this weekend to keep you busy.

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

July 30, 2015

Former Sunset Park Precinct Sells for $6 Million, Report Says

The two landmarked buildings were sold to a Brooklyn landlord, the Commercial Observer reported.

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

July 30, 2015

Proposed Marijuana Dispensary in Sunset Park Gets Green Light from Board

Mindful Medical is proposing to open a facility at 800 Third Ave. in Sunset Park.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

July 29, 2015

Mia's Bakery Opens in Former Coco Roco Space on Smith Street

The bakery features pastries, gelato, cakes, coffee and backyard seating.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

July 29, 2015

Shop Selling Used Records, Books, Cassettes and VHS Tapes Opens in Red Hook

The store, which has not yet been named, is located at 360 Van Brunt St.