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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.
 

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May 28, 2015

Thieves Use Victim's Jeep as Getaway Car After Robbing Him, Police Say

The robbery happened last week on Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights, officials said.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

May 28, 2015

Scammer Steals $1,300 From Victim After Praying With Her, NYPD Says

The scammer handed a woman a package he claimed contained $75,000, and asked her to give it to charity.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

May 27, 2015

Crown Heights Board Moves Ahead With Controversial Rezoning Study

CB9 members voted to proceed with the zoning resolution amid a protest-filled meeting Tuesday.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

May 26, 2015

Franny's Restaurant Owners Plan New Bar and Grill in Prospect Heights

Rose's Bar & Grill will open on Flatbush Avenue on Wednesday, its owners said.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

May 26, 2015

Scholarship to Honor Medgar Evers College Dean Killed in Amtrak Derailment

Dr. Derrick Griffith, 42, was killed in the Amtrak train derailment on May 12 in Philadelphia.

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May 25, 2015

Teen Steals Lexus for Joyride, Then Comes Back to Try it Again, NYPD Says

A teenager stole a Lexus SUV on May 17, then came back for a second attempt two days later, police said.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

May 25, 2015

59-Year-Old Woman Sexually Assaulted in Crown Heights Basement, Police Say

The victim followed her attacker into an apartment building to use the bathroom, officials said.