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 »

October 31, 2014

Beer and Pie Shop Coming to Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

The owner of Little Buttercup hopes to open the dessert-and-drinks spot early next year, she said.

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October 30, 2014

Newly Appointed Superintendent Vows to Listen to Parents in District 17

Clarence Ellis was among 15 new superintendents appointed by Chancellor Fariña last week.

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October 29, 2014

Overcrowded CB9 Meeting Called to Halt After Police Bar Entry to Protesters

Residents angry that police barred them from entering the gathering began to chant in the lobby outside.

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October 28, 2014

Shuttered Sandwich Shop Needs Your Help to Reopen in Crown Heights

Syd's Serious Sandwich Shop is raising $75,000 to bring its cheesesteaks to a new Crown Heights home.

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October 27, 2014

B.Y.O.B. Poetry Series in Prospect Heights Seeks Submissions

"Readings in Color" will invite budding poets to bring stanzas — and wine — to a monthly performance.

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October 24, 2014

Two Men Arrested in Violent Crown Heights Mugging, Third Sought by Police

Kiah Morain and Hassan Dees were arrested in connection to the Oct. 2 attack on Gwendolyn Reyes.

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October 23, 2014

7,500-Square-Foot CrossFit Gym Moving to Dean Street

Crow Hill CrossFit is moving to the same block as a new high-rise rental and the winter Brooklyn Flea.

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October 23, 2014

Woman Punched in Face During Mugging Fears Her Modeling Dream Is Over

Gwendolyn Reyes, 21, was punched in the face and mugged by three men on Franklin Avenue on Oct. 2.