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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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April 20, 2015

21-Year-Old Brooklyn Woman Found Dead on Fire Escape in Apparent Suicide

Jennifer Lubanko's body was found Sunday morning on Utica Avenue in Crown Heights.

East New York & Brownsville »

April 19, 2015

Brownsville Principal's School Gets Help From Community, Humans of New York

Nadia Lopez is the founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a Brooklyn middle school.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

April 17, 2015

More Dessert and Coffee Spots Coming to Crown Heights as 'Spirited' Closes

The Vanderbilt Avenue "dessert speakeasy" closed this week; two new sweet shops are set to open nearby.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

April 17, 2015

7 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

From foraging in a cemetery to open studios in Sunset Park, DNAinfo has you covered this weekend.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

April 15, 2015

Crown Heights Police Investigating Swastika and 'Gentrification' Graffiti

Two separate acts of vandalism occurred within days of each other in the neighborhood this week.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

April 14, 2015

Which Farm Share Should You Join in Crown Heights This Summer?

The area has six CSA options for those looking to share a local farmer's crop this season.

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April 14, 2015

PHOTOS: First Cherry Blossoms of 2015 Appear at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The first flowers appeared this week on the garden's cherry trees, beginning the "Hanami" season.

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April 13, 2015

Brooklyn Man Dead After Car Crash Into Crown Heights Gas Station

Richard Jones, 68, veered into a gas pump on Atlantic Avenue over the weekend, police said.