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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April 18, 2014

Ballet Barre Workouts Help You Dance Your Way to Fitness in Brooklyn

Five new fitness studios have set their sights on south Brooklyn since last summer.

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April 17, 2014

Stylist Teases '80s Hairdos at Red Hook's Grown-Up Prom

The fundraiser for a local dance studio and school will have a hairstylist on hand.

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April 16, 2014

All-Night Hackathon Connects Skilled Developers and Tech Fans in Red Hook

Hack Red Hook will be held at Pioneer Works from April 18 to April 19 in Red Hook.

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April 16, 2014

Library Garden and School Upgrades Win Cash in Participatory Budget Vote

Six capital improvement projects will be funded after almost 3,000 residents voted  in District 38.

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April 16, 2014

Taxi Driver Threatened and Chased in Williamsburg, Police Say

A man asked a taxi driver for "everything" after pulling out a black handgun, police said.

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April 14, 2014

Cobble Hill Business Owners Band Together in Face of Rising Rents

The Court & Smith Street BID would aim to drive foot traffic to local shops and restaurants.

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April 10, 2014

Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Should Be Reopened, Brooklyn Historical Group Says

The Brooklyn Historic Railway Association wants to restore the tunnel, though the city deemed it unsafe.

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April 10, 2014

Red Hook Bar Bait and Tackle's Building Up for Sale for $1.2M

The 3,975-square-foot Red Hook Bar Bait and Tackle went on the market two weeks ago.