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.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

August 31, 2015

PHOTOS: 'Crunch Time' at Mas Camp Where Carnival Costumes Are Made

Dingolay Mas is one of dozens of Brooklyn shops that design outfits for the West Indian Day Parade.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

August 31, 2015

Organic Juice Bar Opening This Week in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Health is the focus at the new "House of Juice" location on Rogers Avenue, said co-owner Danii Oliver.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

August 30, 2015

PHOTOS: Local Artists Turn Crown Heights Work Site Into Public Gallery

Photographs and portraits curated by FiveMyles gallery hang on construction fencing on St. Johns Place.

East New York & Brownsville »

August 30, 2015

VIDEO: Robbers Make Off With Bundle of Electronics Stolen From BK Apartment

Police said the pair tied up their 35-year-old victim before cleaning out his Brownsville apartment.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

August 27, 2015

CRIME BLOTTER: Man Found With 20 Bags of Heroin After White Castle Assault

The 55-year-old man punched a woman in the face at the Crown Heights fast food joint, police said.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

August 27, 2015

12 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

From the new Smorgasburg location to a Spike Lee block party, there's plenty going on in Brooklyn.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

August 27, 2015

Starliner Cafe to Bring 'Little Daily Farmer’s Market' to Prospect-Lefferts

The owner of the new Nostrand Avenue shop hopes to sell products from his family's Catskills farm.