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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January 30, 2015

Historic Paramount Theatre Being Reopened As Entertainment Venue

The 1928 theater will soon host a variety of events, including music, comedy and boxing.

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January 30, 2015

Artist Fears Proposed Building Will Block 'Great Wall of Brooklyn' Mural

The building is proposed for an empty lot next to the "Great Wall of Brooklyn" mural in Fort Greene.

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January 29, 2015

Former Paul Robeson Theatre Space for Lease in Fort Greene

The theater was housed in a Romanesque Revival church originally built in 1864.

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January 28, 2015

DUMBO Arts Festival Canceled After 18-Year Run

Organizers chose to cancel the event because it outgrew the neighborhood and got away from its mission.

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January 28, 2015

See Lena Dunham Talk with Miranda July About New Book at BAM

Lena Dunham is set to talk with filmmaker Miranda July about her recently released debut novel.

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January 28, 2015

'Bronies' Set to Gallop into Brooklyn for 'My Little Pony' Convention

The third annual NYC Ponycon for "My Little Pony" lovers will be held at St. Francis College.

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January 26, 2015

Brazen Drug Dealers Used Farragut Houses as Headquarters, Officials Say

The bust concluded a long-running investigation prompted by resident's complaints, police said.

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January 26, 2015

VIDEO: Learn to Move Like a Nets Dancer in Fort Greene

Brooklynettes captain Amanda Robinson teaches a hip-hop dance class at Crunch Fitness in Fort Greene.