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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August 22, 2014

Third-Generation Carroll Gardens Clothing Store Still Going Strong

Marietta's at 392 Court Street has been run by three generations of the same family since 1940.

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August 19, 2014

Man Uses Stolen Barstool to Attack Bystanders on Smith Street, Police Say

Richard Mercado, 26, was arrested for injuring six men with a stolen barstool last week, police said.

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August 19, 2014

Spanish Artist Turns to Notorious B.I.G. and Ai Weiwei for Portrait Series

Txelo will display his portrait series "Love Your Idols" at Court Tree Collective this week.

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August 19, 2014

Woman Sexually Assaulted in Cobble Hill, Police Say

Police are offering a $2,000 reward for information about a suspect in a robbery and assault on Aug. 8.

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August 18, 2014

Former Brooklynite 'Saved' by Religion Returns to Open Red Hook Church

Nicholas Acevedo left Brooklyn to escape a troubled childhood, but now he's back to start a church.

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August 15, 2014

Pitch In to Clean Up Sunset Park on Sunday

More than 100 residents are expected to attend a clean up day for the neighborhood park, officials said.

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August 14, 2014

Brooklyn Bodyburn Opens Second Boutique Fitness Studio in Cobble Hill

The studio will open its new location at 296 Court St. on Aug. 22. 

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August 13, 2014

Louis Vuitton Bag and Cash Stolen from BMW Parked at Red Hook Fairway: NYPD

A Louis Vuitton bag worth $1,975 and $200 in cash were stolen from the bar on Aug. 2, police said.