Janet Upadhye

Reporter/Producer @jupadhye jupadhye@dnainfo.com

Janet Upadhye is a Reporter/Producer covering Fort Greene, Downtown and Brooklyn Heights.

Prior to her work with DNAinfo.com New York, Janet was a non-profit development professional in San Francisco. Working as the Development Director at San Francisco Women Against Rape she raised money for the organization while also working with survivors of sexual violence. She also organized around issues of violence in the LGBT community and education for young immigrant women.

Two years ago, she decided to try something new and started to write for a local arts and culture paper called the Monterey County Weekly in California. It was there that she fell in love with journalism.

Janet graduated with honors from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in 2012 after a year of covering stories in the South Bronx and Brooklyn.

A Fort Greene resident, she hopes to use her pen and camera to do justice to the neighborhood she calls home.

Fun Fact: Janet’s last name is pronounced oo-pod-dee-ay. A fact that she didn’t know herself until her first trip to her fatherland of India when she was 20 years old.

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April 23, 2014

Five Members of Neighborhood Watch Group Indicted for Attack on Student

Members of the Williamsburg Safety Patrol Unit attacked Taj Patterson, 23, according to the Brooklyn DA.

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April 23, 2014

Dwindling Congregation and Money Woes Force 140-Year-Old Church to Close

St. Luke's Lutheran Church and Academy will close this summer, church officials announced.

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April 22, 2014

DUMBO's Construction Boom Brings Hundreds of Apartments to Waterfront

DNAinfo New York rounded up 10 of DUMBO's most notable new developments.

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April 18, 2014

Man Robbed of Chef's Knife and Kitchen Tools at Knifepoint, Police Say

The 19-year-old subway rider was robbed as he exited the C train at the Clinton-Washington station.

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April 16, 2014

Brooklyn Navy Yard to Host Whiskey Tasting, Photography and Performance Art

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is hosting a variety of tours inside the yard this spring.

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April 15, 2014

Model Water Tower Kits Join Lineup at Brooklyn Flea

Boundless Brooklyn sells a kit that lets users build their own iconic New York City water tower.

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April 15, 2014

Rolex, TVs and MacBook Stolen From Parked U-Haul Truck, Police Say

An unattended U-Haul was emptied while parked under the BQE on Park Avenue, police said.

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April 14, 2014

Brooklyn Middle School Janitor Arrested for Raping Teen Girl, Police Say

Hernan Zapata, 51, was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl at her former middle school, police said.