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Nigel Chiwaya

Reporter/Producer @seenigel nchiwaya@dnainfo.com

Nigel Chiwaya is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo, covering Washington Heights and Inwood.

A native of Springfield Gardens, Nigel previously worked at the Queens Ledger/Brooklyn Star newspaper group. While there he reported on sports; from little league baseball to the first Mets game at Citi Field. Nigel also covered the smartphone industry at HTCPedia.com.

Nigel earned his master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, studied Communication Arts at New York Institute of Technology, and survived the New York Times Student Journalism Institute.

Nigel and his wife live with their cat in Harlem.

Fun Fact: Nigel was a child when the Yankees won the 1996 World Series. As a result, he knew that the Yankees were good long before he knew that New York had a second baseball team, let alone one in Queens.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 16, 2015

MAP: Where Can the Average New Yorker Afford a Studio Apartment?

Inwood, Riverdale and Bay Ridge are among the remaining neighborhoods with affordable apartments.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

April 7, 2015

QUIZ: Where Should You Go on a Date Off the L Train?

Whether it's true love or a casual Tinder date, find the right spot to go on your next L train date.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

April 1, 2015

This Map of Brooklyn Toxic Spills is Enthralling and Terrifying

Brooklyn web developer Jill Hubley's map shows all of the spills that have occured since January 2014.

The Rockaways »

March 16, 2015

Are You Chronically Late? Try Our Mayor De Blasio Lateness Excuse Generator

If you've run out of reasons for being late, borrow some from the mayor of New York.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 6, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote for Your Favorite Dessert Spot

From Baked to Ovenly, which slinger of sweet treats deserves the title of "best"?

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

March 5, 2015

LIVE TRANSIT UPDATES: Here's How to Get Around Amid Subway, Airline Delays

A plane crash at LaGuardia and inclement weather have wreaked havoc on the city's transit system.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 5, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote for the Borough's Best Neighborhood Bar

Vote on Brooklyn's best neighborhood bar in our version of March Madness.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

March 4, 2015

Brooklyn Brackets: Vote for Your Favorite Burger Joint in the Borough

Choose your favorite burger in Brooklyn in DNAinfo New York's March Madness showdown.