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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October 21, 2014

Superfine Owners Open Beer Kiosk Under the Manhattan Bridge

The kiosk is called The Lighthouse and serves beer, wine and snacks.

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October 20, 2014

Clinton Hill Logs More Than 35 Percent of Brooklyn's Condo Sales

The boom in condo sales was due in large part to units at 91 Grand Ave, according to MNS Real Estate.

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October 20, 2014

Dozens of Brooklyn Churches Looking to Sell Their Land

Hundreds of clergy attended a Borough Hall conference to learn how to build out their land.

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October 17, 2014

Homeless Encampment Threatening Dog Owners in Fort Greene Park, Locals Say

Police have been called to Fort Greene Park five times in the past five months, records show.

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October 10, 2014

Probe Into Brooklyn Tech Teacher Kept Secret Because He Was Flight Risk

Brooklyn Tech teacher Sean Shaynak was considered a flight risk because he is a licensed pilot. 

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October 3, 2014

Brooklyn Tech Principal Didn't Know About Allegations Before Teacher Arrest

Teacher Sean Shaynak was arrested for victimizing six teenage girls over the course of five years.

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October 2, 2014

Burglars Pour Water on School Nurse's Computer at P.S. 67, Police Say

Vandals poured water on the nurse's computer and wrecked keyboards in five separate classrooms.

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October 2, 2014

Man Punches G-Train Rider in the Face After Being Bumped, Police Say

The suspect called the victim "stupid" and socked him, the NYPD said.