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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August 19, 2014

MAP: New York City's Most Dog Poop-Filled Neighborhoods

Check where your neighborhood stacks up on the list of pooper-scooper offenders.

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August 18, 2014

Broken Angel House Mural Traces History as Condo Conversion Begins

A mural on the fence outside the former Broken Angel House traces the history of 4 Downing St.

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August 14, 2014

Daytime Dance Party Brings Taste of 'First Saturdays' to Manhattan Bridge

Tunnel Vision will be hosted by Sahr Ngaujah of the Broadway play "Fela!"

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August 14, 2014

Career Criminal Robs 12-Year-Old Boy on G Train Platform, Gets 6 Months

Police said Michael Perkins threatened the boy saying he would knock him out.

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August 13, 2014

Brooklyn Heights Cinema Owner in Talks to Take Over ReBar Space

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema is being forced to leave its current venue by the building's new owner.

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August 13, 2014

Woman Yanks Female Cyclist from Her Bike and Robs Her, Police Say

A 27-year-old was riding on Lafayette Avenue when a woman pulled her off her bike and stole her bag.

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August 12, 2014

PHOTOS: Greene Grape Annex's New Look Fashioned by Local Design Duo

Annex's design was inspired by the Fort Greene neighborhood, designers at the The Anchor Council said.

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August 11, 2014

Video of Dog Poop Scofflaw Sparks Ft. Greene Shame Campaign

A block association is encouraging locals to videotape or photograph dog owners who don't scoop poop.