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 16, 2014

Brooklyn Navy Yard to Host Whiskey Tasting, Photography and Performance Art

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is hosting a variety of tours inside the yard this spring.

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April 15, 2014

Model Water Tower Kits Join Lineup at Brooklyn Flea

Boundless Brooklyn sells a kit that lets users build their own iconic New York City water tower.

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April 15, 2014

Rolex, TVs and MacBook Stolen From Parked U-Haul Truck, Police Say

An unattended U-Haul was emptied while parked under the BQE on Park Avenue, police said.

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April 14, 2014

Brooklyn Middle School Janitor Arrested for Raping Teen Girl, Police Say

Hernan Zapata, 51, was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl at her former middle school, police said.

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April 13, 2014

Jacques Torres Selling 100-Pound Chocolate Egg in Bid to Break World Record

Chocolatier Jacques Torres is auctioning off the egg as part of The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt.

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April 12, 2014

CB2 Bid to Take Over Atlantic Yards Jokingly Compared to Crimea Invasion

Atlantic Yards currently straddles Brooklyn's Community Boards 2, 6 and 8.

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April 10, 2014

Atlantic Avenue First Major Thoroughfare to Get 'Slow Zone'

The speed limit on a 7.6-mile stretch of Atlantic Avenue will be reduced from 30 to 25 mph.

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April 9, 2014

Accident-Prone Fort Greene Intersection to Get Inspected, City Says

The DOT will look into complaints that Cumberland St. dead ends into Cuyler Gore Park without warning.