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 23, 2014

Party Like It's 1904 at Historical Uptown Concert Reenactment

The Washington Heights Musical Society is turning the clock back 110 years for its May 4 concert.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 23, 2014

New Community Board 12 Members No Strangers to Leadership

A former co-op board president and Cabrini Movement member are now on CB12.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 22, 2014

Espaillat Challenger Accuses Foe's Backers of Intimidation Tactics

Yolanda Garcia said Espaillat backers have pounded on her door and shouted since she said she would run.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 21, 2014

Brush Fire Breaks Out in Inwood Hill Park

A fire started in Inwood Hill Park just after 5 p.m. Monday, officials said.

Astoria & Long Island City »

April 21, 2014

Number of Waitlisted Kindergartners Dropped by Half This Year, DOE Says

Kindergarten waitlists dropped by nearly 50 percent, DOE officials said after sending out offer letters.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 21, 2014

Driver Hit NYPD Officer During Stop for Talking on Cellphone, Police Say

An NYPD officer was knocked off a scooter when he stopped a driver near Yeshiva University, police said.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 21, 2014

Focus on Teachers Pays Off For Inwood Middle School Leadership

Dr. Salvador Fernandez and his team have turned a once-struggling school into a model of success.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 18, 2014

Dog Owners Letting Pets Use Tree Pits as Bathrooms, Locals Say

Students built fences around tree pits at IS 52, but dog owners are ignoring them, volunteers said.