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 17, 2015

Habana Outpost Reopening Signals the Start of Spring in Fort Greene

The popular outdoor eatery will open for the season on April 18.

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April 16, 2015

$1,064 Two-Bedroom Apartments and New Key Food Coming to Myrtle Ave.

There are 19 affordable units at 490 Myrtle Ave., near Hall Street in Clinton Hill.

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April 15, 2015

Penthouses Sell for 75 Percent More Than Units One Floor Below, Study Finds

The average price for a penthouse in the city was $6 million last year, a recent study shows.

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April 14, 2015

Landmarked Vinegar Hill Townhouse Sells for Record-Breaking $3.35M

69 Gold St. broke the record of highest sale price for a townhouse in Vinegar Hill, a broker said.

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April 14, 2015

City Approves Demolition of Popular Clinton Hill Grocery Store

The city gave the go-ahead to demolish the one-story structure at 325 Lafayette Ave.

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April 14, 2015

Massive Food Hall Coming to Downtown Brooklyn May Include Katz's Deli

Fletcher’s, Pain d'Avignon, Steve's Ice Cream and Cuzin’s Duzin are confirmed for the space.

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April 14, 2015

Artists Demand NYPD Return Edward Snowden Bust

Artists installed the bust illegally in Fort Greene Park and it's now being held at the 88th Precinct.

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April 13, 2015

Drone Scaring Dogs in Fort Greene Park, Pup Owners Say

A drone is causing Fort Greene Park dogs to cower and bark, pet owners say.