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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August 28, 2014

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Escaped Snake Pops Up in Brooklyn Kitchen

A non-venomous corn snake escaped from its cage and slithered into a neighbor's apartment.

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August 28, 2014

Pregnant Cat Rescued From Garbage Needs Home

The cat was found taped shut inside a box near Prospect Park, according to a resident.

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August 27, 2014

Smorgasburg Founders' 9,000-Sq.-Ft. Beer Hall Berg'n Opens in Crown Heights

Berg'n, a new food and drink venue from the creators of Smorgasburg, opened this week.

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August 26, 2014

Crown Heights 'Carnivale' Party Gives You a Front Row Seat to the Circus

The carnival-themed party, concert and variety show will take over a print shop on Classon Avenue.

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August 25, 2014

Spiritual Home of Crown Heights Rabbi Inspires Replicas Across the World

An upcoming exhibit shows the importance of the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters  at 770 Eastern Parkway.

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August 22, 2014

13 Special Meals, Treats and Drinks to Enjoy Before Summer Ends

DNAinfo New York found dishes you can only get from now through early autumn.

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August 21, 2014

Crown Heights Anti-Violence Group Looks to Hire 'Violence Interrupters'

The anti-violence group S.O.S. Crown Heights wants to hire outreach workers and "violence interrupters."

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August 19, 2014

Locals Fear Return to 'Dark Days' of Riots After Attacks on Jews

On the eve of the 23rd anniversary of the 1991 Crown Heights riots, leaders condemned recent assaults.