Janet Upadhye

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Two Neighborhoods Tackle Waste

In the Upper East Side on a chilly Sunday morning, every inch of the Asphalt Green Park is bustling with little soccer players wearing colorful knee socks and jerseys. Parents hold steaming cups of coffee and watch from the sidelines. Next door the basketball courts and playground are filled with children playing in the fresh air.
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Twitter Helps Find Missing Autistic Girl

Janice Lewis, who went missing Tuesday afternoon, was found a little over 24 hours later with the help of social media. Her older brother started a Facebook and Twitter campaign to help locate his 17-year-old sister, who suffers from autism. Celebrities, including Talib Kweli and Sean Combs, retweeted Lewis’ picture to their followers. One Twitter user recognized the young girl walking down a Brooklyn street and called the police. She was safely returned to her family late Wednesday....
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Bronx’s Own Project Runway

For the last three years, Ross has taught these professional modeling skills to gay, lesbian and transgender youth in the only class of its kind in New York City....
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S. Bronx Community Garden Lock-Out

Volunteer gardeners in the South Bronx looked on helplessly Monday morning as city workers yanked up their kale by the roots and threw it into garbage bags....
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Author Info
image Janet Upadhye is a multimedia journalist covering the Hunts Point section of Bronx. In a past life she was the Development Director at San Francisco Women Against Rape. During her decade in the Bay Area she also organized within queer and trans communities for safety and justice.

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