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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.
 

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

July 1, 2015

Sell Your Work at Arts Festival Coming to Crown Heights' Brower Park

The North Crown Heights Festival of the Arts wants local art for the August 15 event, organizers said.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

June 30, 2015

PHOTOS: 'Celestial' Graffiti Mural Going Up in Prospect Heights

Artist "NME," real name Sean Griffin, is curating the artwork at St. Johns Place and Washington Avenue.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

June 30, 2015

Rabbi Killed in Crash Remembered as 'Dedicated' Mentor

Rabbi Yekutiel Rapp was killed after a livery cab hit him near Empire Boulevard and Balfor Place.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

June 29, 2015

For One Night at Brooklyn Bar, Drinks Cost 77 Cents on the Dollar for Women

The special night at the Way Station in Prospect Heights is meant to reflect the gender pay gap.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

June 29, 2015

Free Access to Crown Heights Co-Working Space Awarded to 3 Nonprofits

The Brooklyn Community Foundation gave the space as part of their "Accelerator Incubator Project."

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

June 26, 2015

Franklin Avenue Bar Approved for Liquor License Over Concerns From Locals

CB9 approved the bar's liquor license application despite neighbors who opposed it.

St. George & Port Richmond »

June 26, 2015

15 Things to Do in New York City's Neighborhoods This Weekend

Pride, an International Mud Day Celebration and a Sports and Fitness Expo for Children are on offer.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

June 25, 2015

12 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

A Swedish circus and the annual Pride Ball are among the events in Brooklyn this weekend.