Nikhita Venugopal

Reporter/Producer @nkvenugopal

Nikhita Venugopal is a Reporter/Producer covering Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens.

Nikhita joined 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 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.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

March 4, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote for Your Favorite Burger Joint in the Borough

Choose your favorite burger in Brooklyn in DNAinfo New York's March Madness showdown.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

March 3, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote For The Borough's Best Artisanal Spot

We're pitting some of the borough's best artisanal fare against each other in a March Madness showdown.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 2, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote For Your Favorite Neighborhood Institution

We're pitting some of the borough's best neighborhood institutions against each other in a showdown.

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

February 25, 2015

Independent Film Company Ditches Park Slope Living Room for Industry City

FilmRise was operating out of a living room in Park Slope for three years, the owners said.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

February 25, 2015

Cherry Factory Owner Kills Self During Probe That Uncovered Huge Pot Stash

Arthur Mondella, 57, shot himself Tuesday afternoon as investigators probed his Red Hook factory.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

February 24, 2015

4 Things For Couples to Know If They're Delaying Marriage to Buy a Home

More and more unmarried couples are putting wedding dreams on hold for homes in the city.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

February 24, 2015

Clover Club Owners to Open Latin Restaurant on Smith Street

The cocktail joint's owners plan to open Sagrada BK on the same block.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

February 23, 2015

Rogue Cabbies Break Rules to Pick Up Fares at Red Hook Ikea

The issue was highlighted by a recent dispute between two cabdrivers at the 1 Beard St. store.