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.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

December 18, 2014

164-Year-Old Clinton Hill House May Meet the Wrecking Ball

The house at 69 Vanderbilt Ave. was deemed unsafe by the Department of Buildings.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

December 17, 2014

Women's Clothes Shop Targets 'Low- and Middle-Income' Brooklyn Residents

Social Apparel will replace a food court next to the Downtown Pawn Shop in Fulton Street Mall.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

December 16, 2014

VIDEO: City Dogs Bundle Up in Hot Winter Styles

Fashionable dogs are stepping out in style as temperatures cool in the city.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

December 15, 2014

Water Tower Sculpture Made From Sign Scraps Rises in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The new Tom Fruin sculpture is similar to DUMBO's iconic water tower at 20 Jay St.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

December 15, 2014

VIDEO: Watch a Thief Steal Wheels Off a Bicycle in Fort Greene

A resident's webcam caught a thief stealing wheels off a bike around 6 p.m. on Dec. 11.

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December 12, 2014

MAP: See the Buildings With the Most Heat Complaints in New York City

There were 11,000 more heat complaints this year compared to last.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

December 11, 2014

MAP: 5 Buildings and Plaza Planned for Myrtle Near Old Pratt Post Office

There's an upswing in construction on Myrtle Avenue between Hall Street and Emerson Place.

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December 9, 2014

Biking Group That Teaches Kids About Repairs Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Recycle-A-Bicycle was founded in 1994 and teaches bike mechanics to youth in 30 New York City schools.