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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February 27, 2015

PHOTOS: Free Co-Working Space Available for Crown Heights Nonprofits

The Brooklyn Community Foundation is taking applications for its "Incubator Project" at 1000 Dean St.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

February 26, 2015

4 Children Rescued From Crown Heights Fire That Hurt 9, 1 Critically: FDNY

Families crawled to safety when a fire erupted on the second floor of 718 St Marks Ave., witnesses said.

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February 26, 2015

Bobby Shmurda Held in Protective Custody in Lower Manhattan

The East Flatbush rapper was moved from Rikers Island on Jan. 15, the Department of Correction said.

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February 25, 2015

Barclays Center Construction Worker Crushed to Death by Falling Steel

Peter Zepf was helping put together the arena's "green roof" on Tuesday.

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February 25, 2015

Crown Heights Rezoning Stalled Again as Board Tables Debate

Community Board 9 voted Tuesday night to send a key document on rezoning back to committee.

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February 24, 2015

MAP: Find Your Perfect Crown Heights Coffee Shop

DNAinfo rounded up 17 coffee shops in Crown Heights, many of which moved to the neighborhood recently.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

February 24, 2015

Prosecutors Merge Gun and Drug Cases Against Bobby Shmurda

The East Flatbush rapper and accused gang leader made a brief court appearance Tuesday.

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February 23, 2015

City Offers Tax Break to Brooklyn Landlord to Keep 700 Units Rent-Regulated

Alma Realty hiked rents this fall at the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital complex in Crown Heights.