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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November 24, 2014

Conference of Rabbis Claims to Have Taken the 'World's Biggest Selfie'

The photo was taken at the annual meeting of Lubavitch rabbis in Crown Heights.

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November 24, 2014

Marco's Trattoria to Close as Changes Come to Prospect Heights Dining Scene

Two new spots are opening in the area as Marco's and the Caribbean spot Kaz An Nou close.

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November 24, 2014

Brooklyn Merchants Kick Off Holiday Campaign 'Shop Local CB9' This Weekend

Many stores in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Crown Heights area will offer specials through Dec. 31.

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November 21, 2014

Designer Pens Special Menus For Restaurants in Exchange for Meals

Crown Heights-based illustrator Lauren Hom, 23, has bartered her services as a letterer for free meals.

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November 20, 2014

Two Teens Slashed at Clara Barton High School in Prospect Heights

The victims of the stabbing are not cooperating with police who are investigating the assault.

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November 20, 2014

Man Wounded in Dollar Van Shooting Among Recent Gun Violence, Police Say

The shooting was one of three that occurred within 12 hours in the neighborhood Tuesday and Wednesday.

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November 19, 2014

State Takes Over StorageMart at Atlantic Yards Ahead of Vacate Deadline

More than 300 tenants still have belongings inside the Atlantic Avenue facility, the company said.

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November 18, 2014

NYPD Steps Up Presence at City Synagogues Following Attack in Jerusalem

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Tuesday there is "no specific credible threat" to New York.