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 »

September 19, 2014

Co-Workers of Man Fatally Stabbed During Robbery Raise Funds for His Burial

Juan Carlos Luna-Juarez was killed and his brother Angel hurt during a botched cellphone robbery.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

September 19, 2014

State Gives Occupants 90 Days to Leave Atlantic Yards Building, Tenant Says

StorageMart, which occupies one of seven buildings seized by the state, said tenants must go by Dec. 18.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

September 18, 2014

MAP: Check Out the 8 Projects Happening in Brooklyn's Cultural District

From BAM to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, eight cultural groups are getting $22 million in city funds.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

September 16, 2014

Brooklyn Filmmaker Finds Viral Success by High-Fiving People Hailing Cabs

"High Five New York" is Crown Heights resident Meir Kalmanson's second viral video made in the city.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

September 14, 2014

Kosher BBQ Joint to Bring Ribs and Brisket to Crown Heights Next Month

Izzy's BBQ Addiction, a kosher smokehouse, will open on Troy Avenue next month.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

September 12, 2014

Bike Parking Approved in Front of 4 Prospect Heights Bars

The new bike corrals will replace four vehicle parking spaces on Vanderbilt and Washington avenues.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

September 12, 2014

VIDEO: 5Pointz Graffiti Artists Expand into Brooklyn with 9/11 Mural

Muralists painted the wall of a Crown Heights hardware store for the anniversary of Sept. 11.

East New York & Brownsville »

September 10, 2014

Charter School Network Keeps Growing Inside Former Pitkin Theater Building

Ascend charter added an elementary and middle school this year and plans to add a high school.