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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July 24, 2014

Trash Buildup from Local School Plagues Residents of Boerum Hill

For more than a decade, residents have complained about the garbage disposal practices of PS 261.

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July 24, 2014

Read a Book and Practice Children's Yoga in Cobble Hill This Weekend

Little Feet Wise Heart yoga is hosting a "Storytime Yoga" class at BookCourt on July 27.

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July 23, 2014

Skittles, Coca-Cola and Cookies Stolen from Smith Street Store, Police Say

Ronald Maxwell, 20, was arrested for stealing almost $50 worth of snacks on July 19.

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July 22, 2014

Graffiti Exhibit Brings 'Hardcore Vandalism' to Smith Street

"TIMEBOMB" is a new exhibit featuring a dozen graffiti artists at Urban Folk Art Gallery.

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July 22, 2014

Sunset Park Could Lose Part of its Only Public Pier Under City Plan

Pier 4 could be partly closed to the public if the city strikes a deal with a private maritime company.

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July 21, 2014

Decorate Your Place with Vintage Marine Gear for Cheap

PortSide NewYork is hosting a fundraising sale of marine tools and equipment this month.

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July 21, 2014

'Macbeth' Turned Into Tale of Torture by Theater Troupe

"The Witches" is an immersive adaptation of the Shakespeare play, staged in a Carroll Gardens gallery. 

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July 16, 2014

City's Former 'Ugliest' Building Home to New Craft Beer Bar and Restaurant

Inspired by the building's hideous past, owners called the new restaurant "Ugly Duckling."