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.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

April 1, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Fort Greene's Lulu & Po Wins Best Burger

Lulu & Po's burger is a simple take on the American classic with goat cheese and caramelized onions.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

April 1, 2015

DOE Cuts 25 Kindergarten Seats at Brooklyn Heights School

Parents fear the loss of a kindergarten class will result in a waitlist at the popular P.S. 8.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 30, 2015

Fort Greene Flea Returns to the Outdoors With New Vendors This Weekend

The Flea Market will begin its outdoor season on April 4 at at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 30, 2015

Starbucks Opening on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill

A new Starbucks is slated for 394 Myrtle Ave., where former discount store Home & U was located.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 30, 2015

'Safety Chic' Trunk Show Features Funky Bike Helmets and Reflective Fashion

The show is presented by bike enthusiasts and fashion designers Sarah Canner and Danielle Baskin.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 30, 2015

VIDEO: Williamsburg Artist's Dresses Double as Performance Art

The process of making the dress is the art, the boutique owner said.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 27, 2015

Condos With Roof Terrace and Courtyard on Sale For $230K in Fort Greene

Applications are open for affordable condo sales in Navy Green, located at 8 Vanderbilt Ave.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 27, 2015

Try Sugar Beet Craft Vodka at the Fort Greene Greenmarket This Weekend

Orange County Distillery is joining the Greenmarket this year and offering boozy samples.