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.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 5, 2015

7 Things for You to Do in Brooklyn's Neighborhoods This Weekend

From boozy brunch to a vegan pop-up, DNAinfo has your weekend covered.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 5, 2015

SUV Driver Who Killed 9-Year-Old Boy in Crash Gets No-Jail Deal

Anthony Byrd lost control of his SUV and killed Lucian Merryweather, 9, in Fort Greene in 2013.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 5, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote for the Borough's Best Neighborhood Bar

Vote on Brooklyn's best neighborhood bar in our version of March Madness.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 4, 2015

Turnstiles Changed at Clinton-Washington C Train Stop Due to Overcrowding

The MTA replaced the high entrance/exit turnstiles with waist-level ones to help passenger flow.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

March 4, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote for Your Favorite Burger Joint in the Borough

Choose your favorite burger in Brooklyn in DNAinfo New York's March Madness showdown.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 3, 2015

Three Letters Restaurant Shutters After 2 Years in Clinton Hill

"It just didn't stick," owner Pip Freeman said about the French cuisine restaurant.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

March 3, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote For The Borough's Best Artisanal Spot

We're pitting some of the borough's best artisanal fare against each other in a March Madness showdown.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

March 2, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote For Your Favorite Neighborhood Institution

We're pitting some of the borough's best neighborhood institutions against each other in a showdown.