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Nikhita Venugopal

Reporter/Producer @nkvenugopal nvenugopal@dnainfo.com

Nikhita Venugopal is a Reporter/Producer covering Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens.

Nikhita joined DNAinfo.com New York after she moved to the city from Bangalore, India, to attend Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

In the past, she’s written about music therapy for children with autism, the impact of cyber-bullying on New York City students and an Indian university who attempted to ban Muslim women from wearing burqas.

After spending the summer as an intern at DNAinfo.com New York, she moved to Washington D.C., to work at Education Week, a newspaper that covers national education news.

Nikhita’s work has appeared in The Atlantic online, Education Week and MetroFocus, among others.

Fun Fact: Nikhita was officially named at a pub in Fort William, Scotland, when she was just a few weeks old. Her grandfather took her to the pub’s stage and announced it to everyone.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

July 25, 2016

Purbird also opened a new location in the neighborhood this month. 

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

July 25, 2016

Local leaders say they want "meaningful, transparent dialogue" with the MTA before a decision is made.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

July 24, 2016

Check out everything from swimming to a beer tasting to live music.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

July 21, 2016

See "Zootopia" in Greenpoint, hear jazz in Fort Greene Park or catch local music in Boerum Hill.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

July 21, 2016

Bookstores citywide are hosting parties to celebrate "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

July 21, 2016

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez is calling on the MTA to hold town hall meetings on the proposal.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

July 21, 2016

Jahiem Smallwood, 23, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, police said. 

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

July 21, 2016

A calming of the rivalry between gangs in Red Hook and Gowanus has helped crime statistics, police say.