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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May 28, 2015

Restaurant Serving Coffee and Signature Cocktails Opens on Myrtle Ave.

Myrtle + Gold opened this month at 343 Gold St. at the corner of Myrtle Avenue.

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May 28, 2015

Vegan Falafel Shop Sprouts on Fulton Street in Fort Greene

Falafel Brothers recently opened at 711 Fulton St. near BAM Park.

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May 27, 2015

Brooklyn Pot-Belly 'Piggie Smalls' Packs on Pounds and Moves Upstate

The Cap'n Crunch-eating pot-bellied pig, who lived at a Clinton Hill vet clinic, moved to Saugerties.

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May 22, 2015

Roof Deck of DUMBO Luxury Apartments Designed by High Line Architects

The terrace at 60 Water St. sports similar lounge chairs, walkways and plant life to the High Line.

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May 21, 2015

Photogenic DUMBO Draws Swarms of Happy Couples and Wedding Photographers

DUMBO's cobblestone streets and industrial feel make it a favorite backdrop for couples' portraits.

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May 20, 2015

Brooklyn Hospital Plans to Sell Maynard Building and Develop New Facility

The hospital would develop a new facility on their parking lot on DeKalb Avenue and Ashland Place.

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May 20, 2015

Hoja Santa Owners Hope to Sell Restaurant 'As Is' for $430K in Fort Greene

The new owners can take over the lease at the 250 DeKalb Ave. eatery.

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May 18, 2015

Brooklyn Distillery's New Garden Offers Chance to Drink Inside Navy Yard

The distillery's outdoor garden will be open Friday and Saturday nights during the summer.