Rachel Holliday Smith

Reporter/Producer @rachelholliday rsmith@dnainfo.com

Rachel Holliday Smith is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo New York covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights.

Before joining our team, Rachel worked at NY1 News as a videographer, writer and breaking news hound. She also produced the "New Yorker of the Week" segment, which regularly restored her faith in humanity.

Rachel is a native upstate New Yorker, but lived near Boston before coming to the city. There, she read the Phoenix while it was still in print and listened to the Dresden Dolls while they were still making music.

She attended the school of the Washington Square News, where she served as editor in chief in 2009. At the same time, she somehow got a degree from New York University. She is a proud Gallatin alum.

Rachel lives in Fort Greene close enough to the Barclays Center that she once heard the screaming of Justin Bieber fans.

Fun fact: Rachel is from so far upstate that she had glass bottles of milk delivered to her childhood home by a milkman every day.
 

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

October 20, 2014

Developers Envision Hotel, Housing and Retail at Crown Heights Armory

The city is asking for community input on developers' proposals for the Bedford Union Armory.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

October 20, 2014

MAP: Development Booming in Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

There are more than a dozen major construction projects underway or planned for the area.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

October 20, 2014

Officials Threaten Astoria Cove Project Over Brooklyn Rent Fight

Elected officials and tenants will hold a hearing Monday about the fate of the Astoria Cove Project.

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October 17, 2014

Hate Crimes Detective Working With Local Police on Deli Vandalism Case

While the Oct. 11 incident was not classified a hate crime, a hate crimes detective is aiding the case.

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October 15, 2014

Tree Climbing Competition Coming to Brooklyn Botanic Garden This Weekend

The event is one of four family-friendly things to do in the area this weekend, rounded up by DNAinfo.

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October 15, 2014

More Than 100 Firefighters Battle Blaze Near Brooklyn Museum, FDNY Says

Six people were hurt in a fire at 781 Washington Ave. in Prospect Heights, the FDNY said.

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October 14, 2014

Police Investigate Anti-Gay Attack by Hammer-Wielding Stranger in Brooklyn

Mitch Pope suffered a skull fracture and had stitches after the attack in his apartment lobby on Monday.

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October 14, 2014

Muggers Break Woman's Nose During Crown Heights Purse Snatching: NYPD

Two men attacked a 21-year-old woman outside of a liquor store on Oct. 2, police said.