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 »

January 27, 2015

8-Story Building to Replace Eastern Parkway Gas Station That Sold for $32M

Twenty percent of the 133 units at 1525 Bedford Ave. will be affordable, the buyer's broker said.

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January 27, 2015

Brooklyn Post Office Nixes Prospect Heights Move After ZIP Code Snafu

The Times Plaza post office serving Boerum Hill may move to Park Slope instead, a USPS rep said.

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January 27, 2015

Rebuilt Children's Garden to Open at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in June

An acre of flora from the New York area will be on display at the new Discovery Garden.

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January 26, 2015

How to Help the Family Affected by This Week's Fatal Flatbush Avenue Fire

The Awad family lost their father and their home in Wednesday's Flatbush Avenue blaze.

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January 23, 2015

PHOTOS: Historic Brooklyn Brewery Gets a Makeover, Apartments and Retail

Developers hope to restore the Nassau Brewing Company complex in Crown Heights using 1900s-era photos.

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January 23, 2015

Community Board to Revamp Proposal to Rezone Crown Heights

Community Board 9 will reconsider a newly drafted document on neighborhood rezoning on Monday.

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January 22, 2015

Residents Call for Careful Planning of DNC to Limit Impact on Brooklyn

The Barclays Center Impact Zone Alliance wants the city to plan carefully, with residents in mind.

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January 22, 2015

Neighbors 'Heartbroken' After Fire at Popular Hardware Shop Kills Man

The blaze destroyed Flatbush Hardware and killed Bassam Awad, 46, whose family ran a neighboring store.