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 »

September 29, 2014

NYU Returns to LICH Deal After Judge Dismisses Nurses' Union Lawsuit

NYU Langone Medical Center will serve as the facility's operator, officials announced. 

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

September 29, 2014

NYPD Officer Placed on Modified Duty After Pushing Woman, Sources Say

The officer shoved Mercedes Hidalgo while another officer restrained a pregnant woman, sources said.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

September 29, 2014

Escape Music Festival Moves to Governors Island After Failing to Get Permit

The Port Authority did not issue a permit for concert organizers to use the Red Hook Container Terminal.

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

September 29, 2014

Drunk Man Struck By Car After Falling Asleep Under It, Police Say

The man was taken to Lutheran Medical Center early Monday morning, police said.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

September 29, 2014

Oktoberfest Party to Celebrate Schnauzers and Dachshunds in Brooklyn

By Brooklyn will host its second annual fundraiser with beer, bratwurst and doggy treats. 

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

September 26, 2014

Activists to March on 72nd Police Precinct in Wake of NYPD Violence Videos

El Grito De Sunset Park is organizing a march to the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park on Saturday.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

September 26, 2014

'Atlantic Antic' Street Festival Brings Pony Rides and Vintage Buses to BK

The street fair known as "Atlantic Antic" will take over a mile-long stretch of the avenue on Sept. 28.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

September 25, 2014

Simulator Trains Firefighters to Cope with On-the-Job Stress

Red Hook nonprofit Friends of Firefighters offers biofeedback training inside a simulation pod.