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.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 26, 2015

SoulCycle Opens New Downtown Brooklyn Location

The popular fitness company officially opened its 55 Court St. studio on Thursday.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

March 26, 2015

Adventure Mini Golf Course to Bring Pirates and Explorers to Red Hook

"Shipwrecked" is an 18-hole mini golf course that's opening at 619 Court St. 

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

March 25, 2015

VIDEO: 'Settlers of Brooklyn' Turns Players into Hipsters and Gentrifiers

Comedy group Above Average created a Brooklyn parody of "The Settlers of Catan" in a new video.

Soundview & Castle Hill »

March 24, 2015

NYPD Officer Arrested for Having Sex With 16-Year-Old Girl, Police Say

Officer Vladimir Sosa was charged with rape, sexual misconduct and a criminal sex act.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

March 24, 2015

Teen Boy Walking Bicycle in UWS Crosswalk Hit by Vehicle, Police Say

The 13-year-old victim was rushed to Weill Cornell Hospital, authorities said. 

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

March 24, 2015

Woman Hit by a Bus in Midtown, Witnesses and Officials Say

The victim was rushed to Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Throgs Neck & Country Club »

March 23, 2015

Man Arrested in Death of Bronx Resident, Police Say

Gjok Deda, 50, was charged with manslaughter after Ronald Antonucci died last week, police said.